2nd Annual Autism Awareness Video Game Tournament

Join us on April 13, 2013 for the Autism Awareness Video Game Tournament.


11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Transition Starts Now: Preparing Your Student for College and Beyond

Learn what your student needs to know right now to begin preparing for college and independence. You’ll come away with specific tips and strategies to implement immediately, and you’ll have a plan for helping your student build core competencies for the future.

Ben has worked with children, adolescents and young adults for over 10 years as the director of an outdoor education program and as a staff member in wilderness therapy programs and residential treatment centers.

12:45 – 1:30 pm

Your Brain on Video Games

How does playing video games affect your brain? Find out the good (and the bad) news during this fascinating discussion! Armed with this knowledge you can be the true Game Master.

Anna DiNoto, MA, LMHC, is a Masters level psychotherapist with over 10 years of clinical experience. Her specialty is electronics addiction, internet, cell phone, video games and more, along with Autism Spectrum disorders.

1:45 – 2:30 pm

Student Panel and Autism Spectrum Navigators Information Session

Bellevue College students who are currently in the AS program talk about their experiences navigating the demands of college.

2:45 – 3:30 pm

Trusting Your Instincts

Wading through the myriad of autism therapies available can be daunting to even the most savvy of parents. Determining school placement, after-school activities, summer time — all these leave many parents wondering if their child is missing crucial interventions. Lynne, whose son Caspian left this past fall for an out-of-state college, helps us understand how to cut through all the messages and pitches and get to what our hearts are telling us is right for our child, and our family.

Lynne Banki is founder and Executive Director of Autism Day WA.

Last Updated January 27, 2014