Interpreting for Services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder-Second Offering

  • 12/09/2017
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Administrative Building
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NOTIS and Seattle Children’s Hospital present 

Interpreting for Services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Second Offering

Note: This workshop is sold out

This 7-hour workshop, designed for experienced interpreters, will prepare learners to provide interpreting services for patients with autism spectrum disorder, their families and the providers who serve them. Presented by two experts in the provision of autism services, this class will cover the following: 

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder, including the diagnostic process and treatment options
  • The family perspective: living with autism
  • What interpreters can expect at medical and educational settings with patients who have autism spectrum disorder and their families
  • Specialized terminology in autism services commonly used in medical and educational settings
  • Interpreting practice
  • Special challenges for the interpreter

Please note: the Autism Centers at Seattle Children’s Hospital and UW Medical Center have requested a list of interpreters who attend this workshop with the intention of giving them preference for appointments at their facilities. 

Who is teaching?  Ginger Kwan is the Executive Director of Open Doors for Multicultural Families, a nonprofit, grassroots family support organization whose mission is to ensure that multicultural families whose loved ones have developmental/intellectual disabilities and special health care needs have equal access to information, resources and services. She is also a parent of a fine young man with autism. In both her professional work and personal life, Ginger is involved in serving diverse families with special needs. She believes that with appropriate language and cultural support, parents from refugee and immigrant communities and from communities of color will be empowered to make informed decisions and be strong advocates for their children with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Felice Orlich, PhD, is the Director of Community Outreach at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Autism Center. From New York to California and from San Diego to Seattle, Dr. Orlich has provided psychiatric services to children and their families, with a special focus on Autism Spectrum disorders. Her clinical interests also include diagnosis and interdisciplinary evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with Aspergers and high functioning Autism and co-occurring medical, educational and psychiatric needs. She works with children with social anxiety, adjustment to chronic medical, in particular neurological issues, and neuropsychological assessment.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Check-in at 8:30 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
Class from 9:00 – 4:00, with one hour for lunch.

70th and Sand Point, Seattle Children’s Hospital Administrative Building
6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Room 107/109. 

$60      NOTIS members
$80      Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

Via the web (before midnight on December 6th)
Click the register button below to pay online.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Via regular mail (payment must be received by November 30th)
Fill out the form online and select “invoice me” on the payment page. A copy of the invoice with mailing instructions will be sent to you. 

Attention: Registration will be cancelled if payment is not completed within 3 weeks from the registered date. 

Please note that participation in this workshop will be limited to the first 50 candidates to register.

If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each.

We regret that no refunds can be given after November 30th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before November 30th.

Directions to the 70th and Sand Point Administrative Building of Seattle Children’s Hospital (6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle) can be found at

Free parking is available at 70th and Sand Point. When you enter the building, come down the main stairs and go right through the atrium to your right to Room 107/109.  

In order to keep the cost of this workshop low, no refreshments or lunch will be offered and there is no place to purchase food on site. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches, as there is a lovely atrium in which to eat. There is also a take-out deli a few blocks to the north.

CE credits?  Six continuing education credits are approved by the WA AOC, CCHI, the ATA, the Washington State DSHS.          
ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

Anything else?         
If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content? Please contact Cindy Roat at  

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at
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