Activity League: Bowling | A sports league for quirky kids.

Join us this spring for the 5-week Aspiring Youth Activity League! Sports offer a unique opportunity for our students to develop in both body and mind, as they work to build their athletic abilities as well as the nuanced social skills needed to form a cohesive team. The Activity League brings Aspiring Youth’s social skills curriculum to the playfield, providing a new learning environment for students to improve their communication, friendships, teamwork, and self-confidence!

Bowling Club: Players develop social and athletic skills, good sportsmanship, and a sense of belonging to a team as they prepare for the Championship Game.


Join us for FIVE WEEKS of the Aspiring Youth Activity League!

  •  Location: Kenmore Lanes, 7638 NE  Bothell Way Kenmore, WA 98028

  •  Dates: Each Saturday from Mar 4 to April 1, 2017

  • Time: 3:00pm – 4:15pm

  • Fee: $275 for five weeks ($75 if already enrolled in another group).

  • Shuttle: Optional shuttle from Ryther leaving at 2:30pm and returning at 4:45pm for pick-up. Parents not using the shuttle will drop-off at 3pm and pick-up at 4:15pm from Kenmore Lanes.

Contact us for more information on enrolling.

Introducing Magic Mondays!

Group members work on communication skills while playing Magic: The Gathering (card game) in a facilitated setting. Our group facilitators make sure that there is productive conversation during the game and that group members learn about being a good sport win or lose.

Ages 8-18. Group members bring their own decks.

ENROLL NOW

Seattle: Mondays | Co-ed | 5:45-7pm | 1/23 – 4/3 (except 2/20)

Enroll now for Aspiring Youth winter social skills groups

Visit our website now to enroll in Aspiring Youth’s Social Skills Groups starting January 18! For ten weeks, our master’s level facilitators help participants identify and practice new skills, establish friendships and boost self-esteem. Young people develop the skills and confidence they need to feel more comfortable as they navigate their social world.

Enroll now.

New to our social skills groups? Schedule your enrollment meeting.

AGE-BASED GROUPS: Topic-driven discussion ● Reinforcing games and activities ● Groups available for ages 8 to 18.

THEME-BASED GROUPS: Social skills curriculum through shared interest activities such as art, Dungeons & Dragons, indoor climbing, Magic cards and more!

Aspiring Youth Running Club competes in first 5k

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On Saturday November 19th, the Aspiring Youth Running Club took to the trails at Carkeek Park to compete in the team’s first 5k. Despite the rain and mud, our runners showed up with a positive attitude and support for one another. They did an incredible job navigating hills, stairs, and the occasional fallen tree, with […]

Winter break camps: Fun. Social skills. Field trips. Hot chocolate.

ddAn ongoing tradition, winter break camp is a fun opportunity to connect with friends while pursuing games, activities and excursions. Our master’s level counselors make sure that winter break is a place for students to recharge while building social skills and confidence.

Mornings: Students select from their favorite activities:

  • Outdoor games and the Challenge Course

  • Board games, Magic the Gathering or D&D

  • Legos and K’nex

  • Comedy Improv, Art and Movement

bowlingAfternoon field trips to the movies, Kenmore bowling lanes and the Seattle Pinball Museum – for no additional fee! (Field trips are optional if child prefers not to go)

Sign up now on our website!


Ages: Explorers (ages 8-10), Navigators (ages 10-12), Teen Crew (ages 13-15) and Delphi (ages 15-19). Siblings are welcome!

Location: Ryther @ 2400 NE 95th St, Seattle, WA 98115

Dates: December 19, 20, 21 and December 28, 29, 30

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm each day

 Fee: $100 per day with a two-day minimum enrollment

105-Aspiring-Candids-Web (1)Snacks will be provided. Students bring lunch from home. Personal electronic gaming devices are not appropriate.

Participants: We welcome students ages 8 and up who benefit from a small group environment. Some are shy, some are quirky, and some are twice exceptional. Some of our campers have a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, learning disabilities or similar traits.

Delphi Young Adults upcoming programs

Young adults want to succeed. We provide the guidance.

Delphi is for young adults, ages 18-28, who have Autism, ADHD or other similar traits.

Delphi Workspace

Delphi Workspace gives young adults the chance to connect with a peer community while pursuing real-world projects. Participants select project roles based on interest and work in small teams — also with informal time for socializing.

wire-bound-pad.jpgWe also offer independent study to work on a project, job search or college homework assignment.

Delphi Workspace participants can receive 1:1 adviser time, offering guidance on topics: job search/resume, health and wellness, money management and independent living skills.

  • When: Mondays and Wednesdays

  • Time: 12:00 – 3:00pm

  • Where: Ryther, 2400 NE 95th St, Seattle, 98115

  • No fee! Delphi Workspace is in pilot phase.

Come one or both days! No need to RSVP. For questions, contact info@aspiringyouth.net.

Delphi Social Clubs

Delphi Social Clubs are a great weekend hang-out for young adults, ages 21-28. Come to hang out and meet some awesome people. We will have some fun social card games, too. One of our coaches will be there to make sure everyone is having a great time. When you arrive, look for our “Delphi Young Adults” sign at the large table.

  • When: Saturday, Nov 5, 20 and Dec 10

  • Time: 4:00-6:00pm

  • Where: Pub at Montlake at 2307 24th Ave E in Seattle

  • No fee! Bring money for food and beverages. 

A big thanks to Pub at Montlake for their commitment to creating an inclusive environment.

No need to RSVP. For questions, contact info@aspiringyouth.net.

 

School year programs now enrolling

105-Aspiring-Candids-Web (1)Enrollment opens for social skills groups

UPDATED: Enroll now through our website in Aspiring Youth’s Social Skills Groups!

Beginning in early October, our master’s level facilitators help participants identify and practice new skills, establish friendships and boost self-esteem.

TIMES & LOCATIONS >>

New to Aspiring Youth social skills groups? Schedule your enrollment meeting.

  • AGE-BASED GROUPS: Topic-driven discussion ● Reinforcing games and activities ● Groups available for ages 8 to 19.

  • THEME-BASED GROUPS: Social skills curriculum through shared interest activities such as art, Dungeons & Dragons, rock climbing and more!


142-Aspiring-Candids-WebStart off strong this school year

In your home setting, individual coaching improves executive functioning, social skills, communication, conflict resolution, self-moderation of screen time and other similar areas.

Offered throughout the school year, we collaborate with therapists and psychologists to reinforce office sessions. 

Contact us to schedule a free initial assessment.

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Aspiring Youth provides innovative social skills groups, summer camps, tutoring and other services for students ages 8 and up in Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Bainbridge Island, Kirkland and the surrounding areas.

Some of our students are shy, some are quirky and some are twice exceptional. Many have a diagnosis of Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, learning disabilities or other similar traits.

Summer fun for young adults: biking and climbing!

Late summer is a great time to get active — whether outside or inside! Join Aspiring Youth for one or all of our activities geared toward young adults with any ability level.

Climbing

Learn how to climb and make new friends at Seattle Bouldering Project. An Aspiring Youth facilitator will be present to help guide this informal evening. Pizza and beer afterwards!

  • When: August 20 and 27, September 10, 17 and 24

  • Time: 4:30-6:30pm

  • Where: Seattle Bouldering Project

READ MORE AND SIGN UP >>


Biking

A day of cycling around Magnuson Park is a great way to build confidence, try a new experience and establish relationships. Join Aspiring Youth and Outdoors for All for both of these exciting outings!

  • When: August 27 and September 2

  • Time: 12:30-4:30pm

  • Where: Meet at Ryther, 2400 NE 95th St in Seattle

  • Bicycles are provided!

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Announcing: Bainbridge Island Summer Camps!

New location on Bainbridge Island at Strawberry Hill Park!

In our traditional camps we offer exciting activity choices from Legos to art to nature hikes. With these incredible enrichment activities as a foundation, our master’s level counselors help campers build confidence and connect to new friends.

Social Growth Topics

We work with parents and campers to formulate individualized social learning goals such as: Conversation initiation, flexibility, leadership, sharing ideas, sustaining conversations, self-identity, teamwork, independence skills, long-term goal setting, assertive communication, emotional regulation, personal wellness, and more.

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Enroll now

Cost: $500 per week

Time: Camp runs Monday – Thursday, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Bainbridge Island Camp Dates:

  • Week of 7/18

  • Week of 7/25

  • Week of 8/1

Age groups: 

  • Navigators (ages 10-12)

  • Teen Crew (ages 13-15)

  • Delphi (ages 15-19)

We engage in outdoor games, field trips and other group activities to propel social growth. Through weekly habitat restoration projects, campers build confidence and teamwork while earning a $15 weekly internship stipend. Campers choose from additional activities such as indoor rock climbing, Parkour, therapy dogs, swimming, Museum of Flight, guided nature tours, comedy improv games, art, and many more.

Enroll now


Our Campers

We welcome campers ages 8 and up who benefit from a small group environment. Some are shy, some are quirky, and some are twice exceptional. Some of our campers have a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, autism, learning disabilities, or other similar traits.

About Aspiring Youth

  • Nationally accredited, innovative program serving families since 2004

  • Dynamic master’s level professionals with a 4:1 camper ratio

  • Social skills growth through small group check-ins

  • Sustainable friendships through year-round social skills groups and alumni events

  • Free enrollment meeting with clinical coordinators to ensure group fit and identify goals

  • Connect through weekly parent groups and receive updates on your child’s progress

Transitions: Optimizing life as an adult with autism

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As individuals with autism age into adulthood, many new barriers emerge than interfere with success, happiness, and accessing the community as an adult. To better understand these barriers and to better identify opportunities to promote successful transition to adulthood, Dr. Stobbe will review what is currently known about the autism trajectory, co-occuring medical and mental health conditions, and the balance of assisting our loved ones while at the same time promoting their independence.

Light refreshments served. Click here to RSVP.

 

About Dr. Gary Stobbe

Dr. Stobbe is a Board Certified Neurologist sub-specializing in the field of cognitive and behavioral neurology. Dr. Stobbe joined the University of Washington School of Medicine faculty in 2008 and is Clinical Assistant Professor of both Psychiatry and Neurology, specializing in autism spectrum disorders, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury. In 2009, Dr. Stobbe helped establish the Seattle Children’s Autism Center, and currently serves as Director of Adolescent and Adult Services. Dr. Stobbe also helped establish the UW Medicine Adult Autism Clinic and is currently serving as Medical Director, and is the Director of the Adults and Elders Program at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at UW. Research experience includes numerous medication treatment clinical trials in autism as well as heath care systems and delivery.


Suggested reading: Roux, A.M., Shattuck, P.T., Rast, J. E., Rava, J. A., and Anderson, K.A. (2015). National Autism Indicators Report: Transition into Young Adulthood. Philadelphia, PA: Life Course Outcomes Research Program, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University.