Registration Process

If you are a new participant, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete our intake application (PDF).
    Please note that we do not discriminate based on any past or current behavior or aggression; however, we do require full disclosure and request that families complete the application with as much detail as possible. Failure to provide thorough information may result in suspension or termination from the program.
  2. Send your completed application to any of the following:
  3. Please note there is a one-time application fee of $100 per individual application.
  4. Along with you application, please include your latest Individual Support Plan (ISP), Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or any behavior or care plans, if available.
  5. Once we process your intake application, you will be sent a confirmation email with follow up information and instructions on how to schedule a meet-and-greet intake appointment with you/your adult.
    • Prior to scheduling an appointment, we must have received your one-time application fee ($100). Instructions will be sent via email once we have received the necessary paperwork.
  6. This appointment allows us to get to know each other and to determine good fit for classes. If you have questions about whether the program is a good fit for your adult, please call us at 425-488-6173.

If you have already completed the intake appointment, and have not received an email regarding registration for classes, please call 425-488-6173.

The intake form and intake appointment only need to be completed once.

Participants pay for classes when they register. The cost per class depends on how long the class is and how often it meets.

Questions about enrolling? Read our FAQ, call 425-488-6173 or email us.

Payment and Billing

Credit card, check and DDA respite hours are accepted forms of payment. Tuition for all classes will be due on the first day of the quarter. A monthly payment plan is available for those paying with credit/debit cards, in which auto-payment would occur on the participant’s first day of classes each month.

We have a Respite Contract with DDA and welcome families who want to use hours to pay for classes. In order to thoughtfully serve as many adults as possible, there will be a reserved allotment of spots in each class for families wishing to use respite hours. Respite hours can be used toward specific classes or recreation activities and will be billed at the hourly rate. Families who use respite hours must commit to the entire quarter of classes and will be asked to sign a DDA/Respite Hour Policy Agreement, which outlines that if you do not attend a class for any reason, you are required to pay out of pocket for the missed class (es). Please indicate respite hours as a preferred form of payment on your intake form to assist in planning. At this time, the Burnett Center is not able to accommodate all requests to use DDA respite hours.

Please contact the program manager for more information.

Cost for Classes and Recreational Activities

The tuition for each class varies depending on class topic and duration. Tuition for each class ranges from $180–$420 per quarter (12 weeks).

  • Fitness classes: $180
  • Gardening classes: $180
  • Art classes: $300
  • Cooking classes: $300
  • Drama classes: $300
  • Music classes: $300
  • Life skills classes: $420

For adults interested in participating in drop-in recreation events and activities, “Rec Punch Cards” are available for $120, which include 12 credits toward activities at the center. Rec Punch Cards have no expiration date and are nonrefundable.

  • Open Rec III: 2 credits

Michael Slater Scholarship Fund

Thanks to the generosity of our community supporters, we are delighted to introduce the Michael Slater Scholarship Fund, offering scholarships for adults to participate in classes and activities at the Alyssa Burnett Center. Named in honor of a special Burnett Center student, the fund exists to support families and adults who could benefit from the Burnett Center and demonstrate financial need.

Application process

Candidates must complete the Alyssa Burnett Center intake form (PDF) and complete the intake process prior to being eligible for aid. This is to determine eligibility for program placement and to ensure the candidate is suited for classes and activities at the Burnett Center.

After completing the intake process, families can then apply for aid through the Slater Scholarship Fund. Please complete the scholarship application to demonstrate your need for classes and activities, and provide as much detail as possible about how a scholarship may benefit you/your adult.

Families must submit applications on a quarterly basis adhering to the following application deadlines. Families will be notified two weeks prior to the beginning of the upcoming quarter with confirmation if accepted for aid. There are a limited amount of scholarships available, so if you do not receive aid, please submit the application again for future quarters.

Application deadlines

  • Fall Quarter 2016: Applications must be received by September 9, 2016. Awards will be distributed by September 19.
  • Winter Quarter 2017: Applications must be received by December 16, 2016. Awards will be dsiributed by December 29.
  • Spring Quarter 2017: Applications must be received by March 10, 2017. Awards will be distributed by March 20. 

The scholarship committee meets quarterly to review applications. You will receive an email notification on the dates mentioned if you have been selected to receive a scholarship. All information provided will be confidential and only shared with the scholarship committee.

Eligibility criteria

Scholarship applicants must be 18 years old, have completed the Alyssa Burnett Center intake process and demonstrate financial need. Provide as much detail as possible to help convey financial need, and how aid would benefit the adult participant.

Families may receive financial aid for up to two quarters of activities at the Burnett Center, and scholarship amount (paid in classes and recreation activities) will vary based on individual circumstances and need.

Please contact the program manager at 425-488-6173 or email us with any questions.