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Supporting Homeless Youth on the Autism Spectrum

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Homeless youth service providers are seeing more and more youth on the Autism spectrum in our programs, but we often lack the skills and knowledge needed to adequately serve them. This 3-hour workshop is an opportunity for King County youth service providers to gain a baseline understanding of the Autism spectrum, how it shows up for young people in our programs, and concrete ways we can adjust our practices to better meet the needs of these young people.

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify when a young person may be on the Autism spectrum and when they should seek professional support

  2. Articulate the challenges young people experience at the intersection of Autism spectrum and homelessness

  3. Build knowledge of how to support young people on the Autism spectrum within programs

The Youth Worker Institute is excited to offer this workshop in partnership with the UW Autism Center. The facilitators are Patricia Matestic, Ph.D. and Kawena Begay, Ph. D., both Licensed Clinical Psychologists working at the UW Autism Center.


The next opportunity to attend this workshop is on:

  • July 31, 2017 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the University District Public Library in Seattle (5009 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105


This workshop is intended to be interactive and experiential. If you have accessibility needs and/or will need accomodations, please let us know when you register.


If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please contact us at ywi@youthcare.org. Thank you.


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Who can register for this workshop?

This workshop is available to all staff members from:

  • YouthCare
  • Friends of Youth
  • Nexus Youth and Families
  • Accelerator YMCA
  • New Horizons Ministries
  • Street Youth Ministries
  • ROOTs Young Adult Shelter
  • TeenFeed, and
  • Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS).


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email the Youth Worker Institute's project lead Ashley Barnes-Cocke at ywi@youthcare.org if you have any questions, concerns and/or accessibility needs.

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