For her more than 30 years working in special education, her championing of inclusion, and for mentoring hundreds of UW graduates in special education instruction, we are beyond excited to be presenting Dr. Ilene Schwartz with the PEAK Champion Award on June 10th. Dr. Schwartz has been a professor and researcher in the UW’s Special Education program since 1991. In
We are so excited for the opening of our first Delphi Commons location, anticipated to open at the start of 2019. The first location, in West Seattle, offers the convince of city living, the luxury and security of a brand new building, and the support of our Delphi Young Adults team to help create a smooth transition to independent living.
Delphi Young Adults is proud to feature William Kenower as our Keynote Speaker at the PEAK event on June 10th. PEAK, or Parents of Exceptional Adults and Kids is all about parents coming together to connect with and support each other. As a parent of a child with autism, an accomplished writer and speaker, Kenower shares his challenge and successes
Dear Parents, When I started the Aspiring Youth Program in 2006, I never would have imagined the journey I was about to embark upon. I have been able to meet incredibly remarkable young people and incredibly resilient families. Over these past twelve years, one of the most striking things that I have observed is the strength and optimism of the
Join Delphi Young Adults and Aspiring Youth on Thursday March 22nd from 7:00-8:30pm at Ryther for the first talk in our Parent Speaker Series! We are so thrilled to welcome Courtney Bouterac, author and special education teacher. Her talk: “Top Secret Mission!” focuses on simplifying social skills through books, activities and lessons using characters to teach common social skills challenges for
Join us June 10th for the PEAK parents annual event to celebrate our community, fundraise, and get inspired. What is PEAK? Parents of Exceptional Adults and Kids (PEAK), a new parent group created to support and expand the Aspiring Youth and Delphi Young Adults programs. The community of Parents of Exceptional Adults and Kids come together to celebrate each other,
Spend the summer doing meaningful work, building job and social skills, and boosting your resume. The Delphi Summer internship gives young adults 18-28 a place to connect with a community of peers and build real life experience. Each day will follow a set schedule. The mornings are dedicated to working on a work based project. Then, during the Life 101
Building Resilience through Whole-Brained, Wholehearted Parent-Child Relationships Tiffany Sudela-Junker Thursday, April 19th 7:00-8:30pm Ryther : 2400 NE 95th St, Seattle, WA 98115 RSVP HERE Tiffany Sudela-Junker is mother by adoption to two children with vastly different trauma-based special needs. Her award winning documentary, “My Name Is Faith” captures the Junker’s early journey, coming to terms with the impact their daughters’
Independence, a goal for many young adults, but an even loftier goal for young adults who struggle with learning differences. The Occupational and Life Skills Program at Bellevue College is not only teaching students about independence with courses focused on career preparedness, interpersonal skills, and marketable skills, but it is actually delivering. OLS is the only associate degree program in the
For young adults with autism and their parents, the transition from high school can be overwhelming. The school years, while at times challenging, offer a certain amount of structure and predicability. IEP meetings keep parents well informed and connected with teachers and the plan for their child’s unique needs. After high school however, this structure is no longer in place.