Autism: Past, Present, Future

February 7, 2023

Episode 257

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Description:  Dr. Flake takes questions from a live audience regarding the challenges surrounding autism spectrum disorder.  He also elaborates on emerging innovation to overcome these challenges and the importance of creating a community of care.

This episode was made possible thanks to the Hurlburt Spouses Club.


Show Notes:



The JBLM Center for Autism Resources, Education, and Services (CARES)


Military-connected Children on autism Spectrum with Subject Matter Expert, Col(R) Eric Flake, M.D



Colonel (Ret) Eric M. Flake, M.D., is a team member of Olympia Pediatrics, the largest independent pediatric group in Thurston County, Washington. He is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and created the Developmental-Behavioral Family Readiness Center for the DoD. Dr. Flake is faculty of the only Department of Defense (DoD) Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Tacoma, Washington, and founded the only DoD Autism Center — JBLM Center for Autism Resource, Education and Services (CARES). He attended the military medical school (USUHS), graduating in 2001.

Dr. Flake has published numerous articles and presentations regarding childhood resilience, autism and the psychosocial effects of deployment on children. He is an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, currently serves in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and serves on the science advisory board for the Military Child Education Coalition.

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