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The On-Time Autism Intervention is a podcast for parents of children three and younger who are interested in information about autism, autism diagnosis, and autism intervention and resources for young children. Many parents of young children diagnosed with autism have little/no prior experience with autism and are looking for information and answers to help guide their early steps in this new journey. This podcast will provide parents with relevant information about characteristics of autism in very young children (0-3) as well as strategies for pursuing services & resources after diagnosis.

On-Time Autism Intervention Podcast Ashley Penney and Jessica Greenson

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The On-Time Autism Intervention is a podcast for parents of children three and younger who are interested in information about autism, autism diagnosis, and autism intervention and resources for young children. Many parents of young children diagnosed with autism have little/no prior experience with autism and are looking for information and answers to help guide their early steps in this new journey. This podcast will provide parents with relevant information about characteristics of autism in very young children (0-3) as well as strategies for pursuing services & resources after diagnosis.

    Episode 3 - Parental Process and Next Steps for Diagnosis

    Episode 3 - Parental Process and Next Steps for Diagnosis

    In the third episode of the On-time Autism Intervention Podcast, Jessica and Ashley dive into the parent experience and parent orientation towards a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This week they welcome a special parent guest, Luisa! Luisa describes the process of referral and diagnosis and reflects on the many feelings she has experienced throughout this new journey with her child. Regardless of what phase of the journey you are in, Luisa’s story offers valuable perspective and hope for any parent in any stage of the diagnostic process with their child. We hope you enjoy this episode!

    • 24 min
    Episode 2 Part 2 - Early Intervention Eligibility and Assessment

    Episode 2 Part 2 - Early Intervention Eligibility and Assessment

    During the second part of episode two, Jessica and Ashley continue their conversation with Emilie, a birth to three special education teacher, about the referral, eligibility and assessment process of accessing early intervention services. Beyond the eligibility process, Emilie discusses the different types of providers in early intervention services and their role in empowering families to support their child. She also walks listeners through the services available to meet a child’s needs based on family readiness. Families will engage with a Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) through their entire process in seeking early intervention services to help them navigate the extensive process. Emilie reflects on how the role of the FRC is an integral piece in families having as much information as possible during the entire process.

    Emilie also switches hats as a birth to three special educator to a mother of a young autistic child. She speaks to her experience with the diagnostic process and how she enjoys all the strengths and challenges her son brings to the world.

    A few resources mentioned in the show:


    When exploring the strengths and challenges of your child, consult with your child’s healthcare provider and/or call Help Me Grow Washington Hotline – Here is the number to call if you would like to request a developmental evaluation through your local B-3 ESIT program: 1-800-322-2588

    Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Ashley Penney, PhD and Jessica Greenson, PhD and our guests on the show. The content here should not be taken as clinical or medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each child is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional with any specific questions.

    Views and opinions expressed on the podcast are our own. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.

    This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.

    In no way does listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content establish a doctor-patient relationship.

    • 21 min
    Episode 2 Part 1 - Early Intervention Eligibility and Assessment

    Episode 2 Part 1 - Early Intervention Eligibility and Assessment

    In the second episode of the On-Time Autism Intervention podcast, Jessica and Ashley dive into assessment and eligibility for birth to three (B-3) services. They discuss how and when children qualify for early intervention services and the family friendly supports that are established after initial assessment. Jessica and Ashley invite Emilie, a B-3 special education teacher to further explore the eligibility and assessment process. Emilie discusses how to get connected to assessment and services, the holistic, multidisciplinary assessment that occurs after connection to B-3 agencies, ways the comprehensive initial assessment is conducted and how information is gather about your child, how eligibility is determine, the next steps following eligibility determination, and more.

    To explore Early Intervention Eligibility and Assessment further, listen to Part 2 of this episode.

    A few resources mentioned in the show:


    Help Me Grow Washington Hotline – Here is the number to call if you would like to request a developmental evaluation through your local B-3 ESIT program: 1-800-322-2588

    Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Ashley Penney, PhD and Jessica Greenson, PhD and our guests on the show. The content here should not be taken as clinical or medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each child is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional with any specific questions.

    Views and opinions expressed on the podcast are our own. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.

    This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.

    In no way does listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content establish a doctor-patient relationship.

    • 22 min
    Episode 1 - Autism Screening and Referral

    Episode 1 - Autism Screening and Referral

    In our first episode Jessica and Ashley will discuss screening and referral for an autism diagnosis. We talk about a commonly used screening tool called the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) as well as what families should do as soon as concerns about autism are present. In the past few years, we have partnered with several Seattle-area birth to three (B-3) early intervention agencies (called Early Supports for Infants and Toddlers – ESIT, here in Washington) and believe so strongly in the work they are doing. We recommend that the first call families make after autism screening or concerns about autism are expressed is to a local B-3 or ESIT program.

    In this episode we also chat with a local pediatrician, Dr. Liana McCabe from Virginia Mason Medical Center, to hear what she says to parents when there are concerns about autism for their young child, how she learns more about those concerns, screens for autism, and more.

    A few resources mentioned in the show:


    Websites with good information about autism for young children (0-3) the “autism navigator” site includes many free videos of parents working with their children
    https://autismnavigator.com/
    Help Me Grow Washington Hotline – Here is the number to call if you would like to request a developmental evaluation through your local B-3 ESIT program: 1-800-322-2588

    Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Ashley Penney, PhD and Jessica Greenson, PhD and our guests on the show. The content here should not be taken as clinical or medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Because each child is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional with any specific questions.

    Views and opinions expressed on the podcast are our own. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we are sharing is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.

    This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast.

    In no way does listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content establish a doctor-patient relationship.

    • 24 min

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