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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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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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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

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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

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Transitions: Optimizing life as an adult with autism

A talk with Dr. Gary Stobbe 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

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Learning Environments and Living Environments

Transferring lessons for school to home and back again. A talk with Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D of University of Washington Learning happens everywhere. For all people it is important to use the skills that we learn across environments — at school, home, work, and in the community. For people with disabilities, especially those with ASD, using skills learned in one environment

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Autism in Love Screening and Q&A in Bothell

Aspiring Youth was recently asked to lead a discussion for King County Public Library. We are honored to have the privilege and are proud to send one of our lead facilitators, R. Boccamazzo PsyD, who wrote the below post: “Given the prevalence of the autism diagnosis (1 in 68), this movie is for everyone.” Frequently, I encounter individuals who believe that

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