What is the 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.

In the near future, we will also offer workshops, social clubs, nighttime activities and support groups.

Seattle Children’s is already a national leader in caring for children and young adults with ASD. We are proud to offer this groundbreaking program to extend our expertise to adults of any age.

Now Enrolling for Summer Classes

Scholarships Are Now Available

Please complete this application to express your need for classes and activities. We will reply to your request within 30 days, and will keep your application on file for future quarters if you are not selected to receive a scholarship for this upcoming quarter. All information provided will be confidential and only shared with the scholarship committee.

Priority will go to families who receive limited opportunities for services and activities from other organizations, and who may have difficulty in affording private pay. Please share any extenuating circumstances that may help us in the decision-making process. Scholarship inquiries are reviewed on a quarterly basis, and each family may receive up to two quarters’ worth of scholarship funding.

Please note that any adults who typically require a 1:1 aide must have this person attend, and that scholarship funding is not eligible to be used towards 1:1 caregivers or aides. Scholarship funding will be distributed in the form of class and recreation credits, and will last for an entire 12-week quarter.

Please email Tammy Mitchel with any questions.

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