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Washington Autism Alliance (WAA), helping children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders thrive!Weekly Program
01/21/2022 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Arzu Forough - President / CEO
Washington Autism alliance
Washington Autism Alliance expands access to healthcare, education and services for people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities in Washington State. Our impact plan, which will be discussed today, includes a brief history of our impact and our aspirations for the next 4 years.
About the Speaker
Ms. Forough brings over 20 years of experience in training and development to her position, including leadership development, government relations and non-profit management. In 2007 she founded Washington Autism Alliance and developed the “Autism IEP supplement: Best Practice Guidelines for educating students with autism”. Her IEP supplement as well as guidelines for training teachers was legally adopted by the Washington State legislature in 2008 and became the requirement for all teachers working with learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders statewide.
Arzu introduced Shayan’s Law, Autism Insurance Parity to the Washington State legislature, petitioned the state Health technology Assessment of evidence-based treatment of autism and ignited multiple legal actions that have clarified state and federal laws mandating insurance benefits for those with autism and other developmental disabilities.