Adults with Disabilities “Get Out of the House” Program | Seattle

Specialized Programs Section of Seattle Parks and Recreation offers year-round programs including Adult Socials, Bowling, Sports/Special Olympics, Cooking, and many Special Events as well as three overnight weekend camps in the summer.

Phone: (206) 684-4950 for a brochure, or see:

All Aboard – Everett, WA

All Aboard, located in Everett, WA, offers activities in Art, Advanced Art, Reading, Cooking, Bowling, Exercise, Music/Karaoke, S.P.I.N. Dance, Sewing, and a Movie Day.

We provide recreational and educational, as well as social activities for adults with special needs. Currently All Aboard serves the age range of 19-70 years. The majority of our participants are 25 to 45 years old.

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There is a limited scholarship program. Donations are always welcome.

Phone: Cherie Estok | (425) 327-5533
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5281 | Everett, WA 98201


Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Socializing Group

FREE monthly group for adults on the high-end of the autism spectrum. Socialize, get acquainted, have great discussions.

When: Second and fourth Wednesdays | 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: Grace Lutheran Church | 112th and Greenwood Ave N. |  Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 362-0922 for details


Aspie Hangout

A forum for those of us on the autism spectrum to get together and talk about our issues and lives.

A safe place to discuss things we may not otherwise be comfortable discussing elsewhere. Please note that this is not a debate forum nor a forum for controversial topics and discussions.


Aspie Men’s Club | Meetup

Aspie Men's Club
Monday, February 11, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: To be announced

The Aspie Men’s Club is a safe place to explore ideas, make friends, and gain confidence. The club functions on the premise that teens and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome want – To be valued and accepted by themselves and others – To embrace their Asperger traits – To explore, engage, and experience the world and its people – To increase skills – To have friendships.

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Circle of Friends for Mental Health | Seattle

Circle of Friends for Mental Health
Circle of Friends for Mental Health provides caring support for adults in our community with mental health challenges through enriching, creative, and safe resources and interactions with the goal to improve the lives of people burdened with mental illness by providing them with ongoing programs in the visual arts, music, creative writing, drama, and photography.

Circle of Friends fosters health by staffing arts classes with university interns and community volunteers, and offering the classes free of charge to persons with mental illness. Artistic expression is a proven way to aid people in their recovery and self-healing.

Circle of Friends helps participants display their artwork at galleries, coffee shops and community venues. These supports provide our low-income community members with a modest financial compensation.

Phone:  (206) 525-0648

Contact: Rita Selin at (206) 547-9697
Seattle, WA

Drama Class: Ongoing Saturday morning drama class.

* New and used art supplies, musical instruments, etc. are always welcome.

Friendship Adventures

Friendship Adventures

Friendship AdventuresAn all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities by providing social, recreational and educational activities in a safe, engaging environment—building interpersonal skills, confidence and lifelong friendships … one smile at a time!

Recreation: Recreational activities provide much needed socialization opportunities—building friendships, confidence and inter-personal skills via events such as BBQs, dances and sporting events.

Education: We not only focus on the education of special needs citizens through activities such as inter-active museum visits and exposure to various  cultures, but on raising the awareness and knowledge base of special needs families as well.

Leisure: By providing leisure travel opportunities such as day trips, camping trips and more, we promote the independence of our participants.


Northwest Child

Northwest’s Child provides a safe nurturing place for children, teens and adults with moderate to severe special needs. For our school aged clients our program is a valuable extension to each student’s school day and increases their chances at mastering the many goals they strive to achieve.

For our adult clients, our program takes the place of school with an emphasis on life skills, community interactionand building relationships with peers. Our program encourages vocational, social, and educational growth in a variety of ways, including volunteer opportunities, field trips, and working with individual education plans. Our clients are continually learning, building friendships and gaining a stronger sense of community.

Contact: Darcy at (206) 526-2493

Online Aspergers Book Club

Discussions held online at

All are welcome.

Outdoors for All Foundation

Outdoors for All Foundation

Mission: To enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation.

The Outdoors for All Foundation is a national leader and one of the largest nonprofit organizations providing year round instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities since 1979.

Its roots began with fifteen children with disabilities  learning to downhill ski at The Summit at Snoqualmie. Today we now offer numerous year round recreation opportunities for over 2,000 participants a year all with the help of a dozen dedicated staff and over 700 volunteers.

Outdoors for All offers opportunities for individuals, families and custom programming to meet your needs. Please take a look at our programs and contact us at anytime so we can find a recreation option to fit your needs!

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People First

People First, a self-advocacy organization, chapters througout the state. New members are welcome.

Contact: People First of Washington
Phone: (800) 758-1123

Puget Sound ADHD Meetups for Adults and Parents

Meetup Groups in the Puget Sound
These meetups are free and open to the public.

Usually there is a speaker for the first hour followed by Q&A with additional time for discussion or visiting.

Where: Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Eastside

Recreation in the Pacific Northwest

Seattle Parks and Recreation Specialized Programs
Below are some listings for recreational opportunities in Seattle and nearby environs. Please let us know of activities and organizations we have missed. Check with your local Parks department for updated program listings.

– Outdoors for All:
– Seattle Recreational Inclusion Program: Seattle Parks and Recreation | Specialized Programs
City of Federal Way Parks and Recreation: see PDF

Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center was created to help meet the important needs of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental disabilities as they age out of the education system. The Burnett Adult Life Center hosts year-round classes for adults age 18 or older. Our classes promote lifelong learning, enhance quality of life and provide meaningful ways to take part in the community.

Phone: 425-488-6173
Address: 19213 Bothell Way, Bothell, WA 98011

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Seattle NeoTypicals | Adult Asperger Friendship and Support Group

This group meets every other week in a comfortable and safe setting to enjoy discussion, friendship and Asperger-related media. Membership is limited and consistent. Must commit to regular attendance.

Cost: Free
Where: Seattle, WA
Email: for details.

Square Pegs Social Club | Seattle

Square Pegs

Square Pegs Social Club

The Square Pegs Social Club was created to give those on the autism spectrum a place to call their own to meet, make friends, and hang out where they can feel normal.

Adults, young adults, and teens on the spectrum are welcome.

When: Meets on the second Saturday of each month
Where: Capitol Hill | Seattle, Wa
Linda at (206)780-0124