Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

Intake Process for Classes and Outings

Our intake process helps us decide which programs at Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center are a good fit for you. Follow these steps to take part in our classes and outings. (If you want help with very challenging behaviors, read about how to register for our Adult Behavioral Program.)

How to Complete the Intake Process

1. Fill out the intake application

  • Complete our intake application (PDF).
  • Provide as much detail as possible in response to questions about challenging behaviors. We do not discriminate based on any past or current behavior or aggression. But we do need full details so we can provide the services that best fit you. If a family does not fully inform us of behavior challenges, we reserve the right to suspend or end enrollment in our programs.

2. Include additional paperwork 

Along with your application, send us the following (if it applies to you):

  • Person Centered Service Plan (PCSP) Current Annual DDD Assessment Details. Ask your DDA case manager for the most recent report.
  • Individualized Educational Program (IEP). If you attended a special education program in a public school, an IEP was created to help you reach your educational goals.
  • Any additional behavior or care plans.

3. Send the required paperwork

Please do not drop off the paperwork in person. Send your completed application and paperwork to any of the following:

4. Complete follow-up and schedule an intake visit

After we review your paperwork, we will send you email with links so you can:

  • Create an online account.
  • Schedule your intake appointment.
  • Take our online survey for new families. You must complete the survey before your intake visit.

We also will send you a photo release form asking if we can take your photo during activities and classes at the center. Fill out the form and bring it to your intake visit.
We will send email to confirm your intake appointment.

6. Attend your intake appointment

During your intake visit, you will meet with Brittany Lewis, our intake coordinator, and Gregory Breznican, our behavior analyst. They will:

  • Tour the building with you.
  • Answer any questions you may have.
  • Assess which activities are best suited to you. We group classes and outings by color to show the abilities students need to benefit.
  • Discuss if you need a 1:1 caregiver for some activities.

7. Sign up for classes and outings

At the end of your visit, we will suggest which classes and outings are the best match for you. You can choose from those activities to tailor a schedule, based on your interests and class openings.

Read more about our classes and outings.

If a class or outing is full, we will add you to a waiting list and tell you when we have openings. We may also add activities during the quarter to best meet the needs of our community.

8. Pay tuition

We accept payment by:

  • Credit card.
  • Debit card.
  • Check.
  • E-check.
  • Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) respite hours. If you do not have enough DDA respite hours to pay for all classes in the quarter, you must pay out of pocket for the rest of the quarter.
  • We offer scholarships to help cover costs. Learn about class costs, scholarships and payment.

How to Register After Your First Quarter

About a month before the start of each new quarter, we will email you a link to register. The email will list which color groups of classes and outings are a good fit for you.

  • Use the link to log in to your account.
  • You will need to create an account if you have not taken classes since we changed our online system during summer of 2019.
  • If you have not taken classes for a year or more, please call 425-488-6173 so we can suggest the best color group of classes and outings.
  • If you have not received an email and would like to register for classes, please call 425-488-6173.

Contact Us

Questions about the intake process or enrolling? Call 425-488-6173 or email us.

Read more about our classes and outings.

We welcome instructors, volunteers, interns and donors. See how to get involved.

“It changed our lives. I feel like I have my son back.”

– Tucker’s dad, Kim, Woodinville

Read how the Burnett Adult Life Center lifted Tucker Jack out of limbo after high school.