Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy
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Thank you WAAA staff & Volunteers

Every parent needs a break now and then. For parents of children with autism, that need is multiplied. Finding the right person to take care of your child while you take a much needed break can be difficult. Through the support of our volunteer network, WAAA created the Gift of Time program to provide parents with respite care, and at the same time provide your child with a supervised opportunity for meaningful social interaction.

Matchbox Derby!Center-based Gift of Time

In our quarterly Spectrum Respite and Recreation sessions, kids from 11 to 18 years who have ASD participate in recreational activities in a safe and calm environment. Activities include playing board games, interactive social games, and electronic games; engaging in gross motor and sensory activities; watching movies in the auditorium; and more. Plus, they can always move to one of the cozy corners to avoid overstimulation. Above all, they get to have fun and learn teamwork and cooperation in a comfortable, low-key setting under the watchful eye of trained volunteers and our behavioral health staff. Pre-registration and admission to the program are required for all participants.


Bubble magic

Bubble magic

Þ When: Dec. 13, 2014 11am – 3pm

Þ Where: Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA

Þ RSVP & Pre-Registration Deadline:  Dec. 5, 2014

Þ Serving Ages: 11-18 years old

Þ Cost: Free





The teens beat us at all the games!

Space is limited; please pre-register your son or daughter today! Registration does not guarantee a place in the program.

2 step registration:

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of this page “Register For Upcoming Events”, click Register Now under the Gift of Time listing to reserve your spot.
  2. Download a  Gift-of-Time-Spectrum-Respite-and-Recreation-Intake-Form and e-mail completed application to info@WashingtonAutismAdvocacy.org

If you’re not already a member of Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy please complete this registration form.

IMG_2346Volunteers please fill out Family Services Volunteer Survey

For more information, please e-mail us:  info@WashingtonAutismAdvocacy.org.



These events are made possible through the generous sponsorship of an anonymous donor. We couldn’t do it without help from all of our donors as well as the support, space, and volunteers from our amazing friends at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland.

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