Aspiring Youth – Seattle Area

ASPIRING YOUTH | (formerly Ryther Outdoor Leadership Program)

Activity-based social skills curriculum working on friendship skills, frustration tolerance, and flexible problem-solving. On-going programs and special summer programs. Serving middle school through young adult age groups. Special programs for young adults including community internships.

Location: Seattle, Kirkland, and Bellevue.
Phone: To schedule an enrollment meeting, contact Ben Wahl, Director, at (206) 517-0222


Blue Compass

We are a summer camp for ages 7-22 with adhd/add, asperger’s, & high-functioning autism who can benefit from camps focused on building personal and social confidence.  Based out of Seattle, Washington, we operate programs throughout the Pacific NW.

Check out our newest program –  Adventure Club!  Once-a-month adventures for teens and young adults!


Gametalk: A Social Skills and Friendship Group

Gametalk is a social skills and friendship group for ages 13-18. Use of fun games to engage teens in socialization with peers.

When: Fridays, 5:30-7:15 pm
Where: 511- 28th Ave East | Seattle, WA

Ongoing group – participants can be involved for as long as they’d like.

Phone: Pete Weiss at (206)245-9975

Northwest Center – New Teen Program

We are an after-school program that runs Monday – Friday | 3pm-6pm.
During the summer we run a full-day program from 7am-6pm.

Contact: Amy Bender, M.A.
Email: | Program Supervisor
Northwest Center Teen Program
Phone: 206-963-3025

Northwest Center Summer Program for Teens with Disabilities

Northwest Center has a full-day summer program for teenagers with disabilities serving youth ages 13-21.

Hours: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday throughout the summer

Cost: The program will offer monthly, weekly, full-time and part-time tuition rates. No one will be turned away based on finances.

For more information, or to receive an application packet, please contact:

Email:    Bryan Baker |
Phone:  (206) 378-6352

Talisman Program

Talisman is a co-ed sailing program for teens ages 13-17 with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Consists of eight days sailing in the San Juan Islands (Washington State) on the tall ship Adventuress, a 101 foot historic schooner. Space is limited. Social skills are a main focus as well as working together.

Phone: For details call (888) 458-8226

Teens Together – Seattle, WA

Teens Together is a monthly get-together for teens with disabilities and their parents for social activities and mutual support. Teens in middle school and high school are welcome. Activities for teens and parents. Parents must accompany teens to activities.

Phone: Shawn Andersen at (206) 963-2661
Email: to RSVP for events or for more information.

The Experience Learning Project (ELP)

ELP is FEAT of Washington’s summer service learning program targeted towards teens with high functioning autism (HFA) or Asperger’s Syndrome.

ELP works with teens to improve Teens’ self-management and social problem solving skills within a service learning context. The Experience Learning Project utilizes ABA and the rich context of volunteer service to help participating teens’ understand their place within the larger communities in which they live, as well as discover ways in which they may fully participate in those communities, with a special emphasis on how they can give back to others and social thinking.

For more information:

Phone: ELP’s Program Director – (425) 223-5126

Young Life Open Door – Seattle

Location: University Presbyterian Church
When: Meets every Monday at 7:00 PM

Phone: Blaine Clyde, Area Director — (206) 361-1234