Tag: coaching


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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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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Aspiring Youth Running Club competes in first 5k

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 all runners finishing in under

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How to Support a “Scattered” Child

“How can my child be so smart, yet fail every subject?” This is a common question from parents of bright children. The answer: your child is smart, but scattered. Peg Dawson, international author and presenter on executive functioning, described the impact of executive functioning in her presentation to special education staff in the Federal Way Public Schools. Executive functions are

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School year programs now enrolling

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

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