The Center for Family & Lifespan Development | Federal Way, WA

The Center for Family & Lifespan Development

Family, group, and individual therapy, coaching, assessment, diagnosis and evaluations, social skills help. Suceed in College group.

33305 1st Way South, Suite# B210 | Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: (253) 235-5956

CARE Clinic | Univ of Washington

NOTE: The Care Clinic was CLOSED on June 28, 2013

The UW CARE Clinic provides comprehensive and direct services for individuals living with neuro-developmental differences. UW CARE Clinic not only helps to address adult transition and community integration challenges, but stands together with families and individuals in achieving success in school, at home, in the workplace, and in society.

Phone:   (206) 897-1603

Young Adult Group – Bellevue, WA

Cynthia Johnson, MA, who founded the Venture Program for unique learners on the spectrum at Bellevue College, leads group focusing on relationship and daily living skills, educational, and vocational preparation.

Contact Cynthia for more information at:

Phone: (425) 417 7984.
see also:

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

Dr. Daniel Kaufman

Personal and Family Coaching and Consulting

Dr. Daniel Kaufman, Certified Coach, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Educational Consultant.

Specializing in coaching adults with Asperger’s on social skills development, relationships and making the way through the world of work whether just entering the job market or dealing with the challenges of advancement to management or leadership roles.

Develop awareness of personal strengths and challenges and learn the skills and strategies necessary for success. Consults with families of special needs students on IEP’s, evaluations and 504 plans.

Thirty years as a special educator in both school psychologist and special education administrator roles.

Phone: (206) 408.7197

Living with Aspergers – Seattle

An ongoing group of adults where interpersonal skills can be learned in a non-stressful environment. Vocational counseling also available.

When: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Where: Group Health on Capitol Hill
Phone: Becker and Associates at (206) 935-2479 for details, or …

Elaine Duncan, MA, LMHC | Psychotherapist / Vocational Specialist

Elaine Duncan, MA, LMHC, psychotherapist/vocational specialist provides individual and couple counseling for those on the autism spectrum. Specializing in working with teens and adults on the spectrum, she understands the challenges of being on the spectrum in an “NT” world. Along with general mental health counseling, Elaine provides vocational/career counseling, and trauma treatment using EMDR. Elaine also provides a low-cost Asperger’s Screening for adults.

Feel free to call to discuss your needs:

Location: Redmond, WA
Phone: (425) 883-4939

Individualized Transition and Vocational Program

A new, structured transitional program for high school students and a structured vocational program for individuals seeking a career or job. Programs include vocational testing, coaching and training in job and college apps, resume writing, interviewing and job retention.

Location: Covington at the Mindsource Center
Phone: (425) 883-4939
Covington, WA 98042


UPDATE: 2014 – Tessera is now closed.

Tessera – Creating lifelong learning opportunities for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2008.


Phone: 425.301.5048
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1136 | Woodinville, WA 98072

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.

see Schedule of Activities

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


Tavon Center Day Program for Young Adults with Disabilities – Issaquah, WA

Tavon fills the transition gap for young adults who have graduated from high school and are working towards employment. The focus is on horticultural therapy.

Tavon Center is located on 5 acres in Issaquah with working gardens. Vocational skill development, stimulating activities and a community of friends.

Contact: Therese Vafaeezadeh
Phone: (425) 503-6481