How can I be involved?
VFAAB holds monthly meetings on the third Friday of the month in SE Seattle. Locations of the meetings may rotate but will be posted on the VFAAB Facebook page and website. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested: families with children, community members who desire to learn more about autism/developmental delay, health care providers, therapists, child care providers, dentists, anyone who cares for Vietnamese families.
Each meeting will have a chance for families to share their experiences and listen to a presentation related to caring for children with developmental delay.
Food will be provided, and childcare can be arranged with advance notice.
I’m unable to attend these meetings. . .
No worries! After each meeting, we send an email providing any future announcements, updates, and information about that month’s educational speaker. Email vHong@HopeCentralHealth.org if you are interested in being on the email list!
Also please refer VFAAB to any family member, friend or provider that’s interested in knowing more about autism and the resources/services for loved ones with Autism!
Going the extra mile. . .
We also need parent, grandparent, caregiver and neighbor volunteers to participate in a community evaluation of a screening tool commonly used in doctor’s offices to screen for Autism. There are translations of this one-page questionnaire (known as the MCHAT) in Vietnamese, but we want to learn what works and what does not work in the questionnaire from a Vietnamese cultural perspective. You will be offered an honorarium if you choose to participate in this discussion. You will also learn how to share the questionnaire with people in your community who are unsure if their child is showing signs of developmental delay.
If you are a medical provider. . .
We are sponsoring CME opportunities in early 2019 to better understand the diagnostic, referral and “after diagnosis management” system for children with developmental delay. Participants will receive category 2 CME credit. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Please email Dr. Thanh Kirkpatrick, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Patricia Scott pScott@hopecentralhealth.org if you are interested!!