December Holiday Social Outing/Họp tháng 12

This party is for families, professionals, and friends of VFAAB.  It’ll be a special time to connect with one another while eating amazing food.  There will be fabulous entertainment in the afternoon and gifts for the children.  This will be a spectacular time for all!  Attached is a flyer in Vietnamese to invite your Vietnamese friends. Kindly RSVP to LeVinh Tran ( or Anna Tran ( to help us make this a memorable party. 

EventVFAAB Special Christmas Celebration
For Families, Professionals, Friends of VFAAB
Where:  Rainier Ave Church 5900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA  98118
WhenSunday, December 8th 2:00-4:00 PM
Featuring: Live entertainment, great food & gifts for children

November community meeting/họp tháng 11

We are honored to have Betty Peralta come present to us. Her presentation is entitled, “How to Use Neuroscience and Relationship to Resolve Challenging Behaviors.”  Betty is a child development specialist who approaches learning and behavior challenges with principles of current neuroscience which are reducing the stress that causes challenging behaviors, prioritizing safety in relationships, and meeting the needs of the four brain systems. Her autistic son is now 25 years old and a student at Bellevue College’s OLS (Occupational & Life Skills).

Buổi thảo luận nhóm sức khỏe của trẻ//VFAAB Panel Meeting (9.20.2019)

Thứ Sáu này, 20 tháng 9, từ 5:30 – 8:00PM, VFAAB xin hân hạnh mời các gia đình đến Rainer Avenue Church (Fellowship Hall) để tham gia buổi thảo luận nhóm với chủ đề: “Làm thế nào để quản lý các hành vi thách thức và căng thẳng xung quanh sự thay đổi trong thói quen.” Các chuyên gia trong nhóm thảo luận bao gồm bác sĩ Tâm Lý TK Brasted, y tá Nhi Phát Triển Sophie Lu, giám sát lâm sàng về phân tích hành vi ứng dụng can thiệp sớm Liz Hatzenbuhler, và chuyên hỗ trợ gia đình LeVinh Tran.

Xin đừng bỏ lỡ cơ hội này để đặt câu hỏi cho những chuyên gia trong hội thảo và tham gia học hỏi lẫn nhau. Xin vui lòng phúc đáp với bác sĩ Thanh ( hoặc Van Hong ( nếu bạn muốn tham gia bữa tối và có dị ứng thực phẩm. Xin lưu ý chỗ đậu xe ở sau nhà thờ.

This Friday, September 20th from 5:30-8:00 PM at Rainier Avenue Church in the Fellowship Hall. VFAAB would like to invite you to gather together to share a meal and conversation on a panel of distinguished experts ready to answer your questions on the topic: “How to manage challenging behaviors and stress around a change in routine.” On the panel, there will be Dr. TK Brasted, psychologist; Sophie Lu ARNP in developmental pediatrics and Liz Hatzenbuhler is the clinical supervisor for applied behavior analysis early intervention, and family support specialist LeVinh Tran.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the panelists your questions and learn from one another. Kindly RSVP either to me ( or Van Hong ( if you would like dinner and have any food allergies. There is parking in the back of the church.

HopeCentral is hiring!

We have two job listings posted by HopeCentral Pediatrics and Behavioral Health.  A short description of the jobs are below, and a link to the complete listings are attached. We need your help to spread the word so we can fill these two positions. If you know people who would be interested, please encourage them to apply.
The full-time Patient Care Navigator will play an integral role in launching a new program at HopeCentral focused on assisting families of patients at HopeCentral with a new diagnosis of Autism. They will work with families closely, one on one, and seek to understand specific concerns for their child’s care and guide them through any services and referral systems.
The part-time Program Manager will help with launching community health programs focused on the Vietnamese community in King County, for which HopeCentral has received funding from the Best Starts for Kids levy. This entails key activities, including planning, research, writing, community engagement, and event coordination.
These two positions will work on the Parent Caregiver Education Support project. This grant we received is the 1st time the Vietnamese community is prioritized in providing support families of children with developmental delay in the Vietnamese community. We hope by strengthening the community and the medical/educational system, this will lead to an environment where families and children of all abilities are treasured and thriving. If anyone has additional questions, feel free to email me

Free Category 1 CME Autism Training: Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder in Primary Care

We are pleased to announce our second continuing medication education training opportunity on May 11th, 2019 for professionals working with children in the Vietnamese community in King County. As a key stakeholder and advocate for children’s health, please consider attending and inviting others.

This free educational opportunity is provided by Vietnamese Family Autism Advisory Board (VFAAB), University of Washington LEND, HopeCentral Pediatrics & Behavioral Health and Seattle Children’s Autism Center. Attach is a flyer for you to use to invite others. Thank you for your commitment and support.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

For registration or questions about the venue and details for the day, please contact Van Hong at

Best regards,

Autism: Diagnosis and Evaluation. T.K. Brasted

On 2/23/2019, T.K. Brasted, HopeCentral’s Director of Behavioral Health, shared an overview of Autism, including the disorder’s signs, associated conditions, and the evaluation process. He leads HopeCentral’s autism diagnostic evaluation team and supports the physicians in the delivery of behavioral health services within the context of primary care. Dr. Brasted is also a member of the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council.

For any providers interested in attending the 2nd CME day (May 11th, 2019. Location Wisteria Hall|UW Botanical Gardens), we recommend checking his presentation to further equip yourself for the next physician training day; As we dig deeper into Autism comorbidities & Management within primary care!

The videos TK had prepared in his slides are listed below:
7:00 video#1
7:00 video#2

MCHAT-R Focus Groups for Vietnamese Parents

VFAAB is currently in the process of forming focus groups. The purpose of this focus group is to evaluate and adapt a Vietnamese language version of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised (Vietnamese MCHAT-R) for cultural and language appropriateness. We need your help! This opportunity is a great way to meet other members of the Vietnamese community, to congregate together and improve the screening process for Vietnamese children.

Focus groups will last for 2.5 hours and each participant will receive a thank you gift of $50 for their time. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in taking part in this focus group. Please contact Swee May Cripe at or Van Hong at