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20
Jun

Introducing Zift, a free benefit for Aspiring Youth parents

New this year: Aspiring Youth parents get free access to some very relevant software! We are excited at the opportunity for your family to try the Zift app, your Digital Parenting Ally.  Zift gives parent’s the insight and power to guide your family’s online screen time and digital habits. Parents must be enrolled in an Aspiring Youth program for access.

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16
May

RSVP now for our parents’ program kickoff event!

(UPDATED!) RSVP now for our kickoff event! We’re launching Parents of Exceptional Adults and Kids (PEAK), a new parent group created to support and expand our programs. Through PEAK, you can help deepen our impact while connecting with an amazing group of parents who understand what you’ve been through. PEAK: Celebration. Recognition. Fundraiser Sunday, June 11th from 1pm to 3:30pm

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13
May

Making A Difference For Young Adults With Autism

This story, written by Abbie Richert, was originally published in Plateau Living (April 2017) with a similar article in Madison Park Living (April 2017). You can find local copies in Sammamish or Madison Valley (Seattle). It is reprinted here with permission from the author. For young adults with autism, visibility and acceptance in the community are cornerstones of their personal and professional

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2
May

Parents: Announcing our PEAK program and June 11th event

The staff of Aspiring Youth and Delphi Young Adults feel honored to have worked with you and your family over this past decade. I’m excited to announce a new opportunity for parents to be involved in our program growth. Parents of Exceptional Adults and Kids (PEAK) is a new parent group created to support and expand our programs. Through PEAK,

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19
Apr

Summer adventures. Life connections.

Enroll now for summer camps! Our camps provide an exciting choice of activities, from video production to habitat restoration to art. With these as a foundation, our master’s level counselors help campers build confidence and connect to new friends. AGE-BASED CAMPS: Outdoor games, field trips and habitat restoration projects (with a $15 internship stipend). THEME-BASED CAMPS: Shared-interest activities as a forum

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31
Mar

LEADPrep satellite campus at Ryther

Aspiring Youth Parents: We’re excited to announce that Aspiring Youth’s parent organization, Ryther, will be hosting the Seattle satellite campus for LEADPrep, a really great private school. Here is a message from LEADPrep Director, Maureen O’Shaughnessy: LEADPrep is Teaming with Ryther! Knowing how well-served many of you have been by Aspiring Youth, it is a pleasure to announce our new

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16
Feb

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

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10
Jan

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 |

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31
Dec

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

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13
Dec

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