Raven House Programs and Services

Raven House is proud to offer a large variety of programs for neurodiverse individuals of all ages. In order to offer high quality services, and to maintain a safe and welcoming environment, Raven House requires that all participants must complete our free registration process before attending or enrolling in any classes or activities.

Members will be provided with a username and access to the appointment scheduling page after the registration process has been completed.

Technical issues? Contact jarreau@raven-house.org

*A quick note regarding youth who may require extra support: Raven House is not able to provide 1:1 assistance for program participants. If extra support is needed, it must be provided by the family.  If a child does not require 1:1, but needs extra support at certain times, a parent/guardian may be asked to remain on site during classes, but not in the classroom. Activities not led by a teacher always require a parent/guardian to remain on site, unless prior approval is given.

Do you have a question about Raven House policies?

A full copy of our Terms & Conditions can be found on our class enrollment page. Additional questions or concerns may be directed to arianne@raven-house.org.

Enrichment Classes

Martial Arts:

Martial Arts for kids, teens and adults is offered daily. Oom Yung Doe is the style of martial arts taught at Raven House.

  • Instructor: MacKenzie Graham
  • All Ages
  • When: Youth - M-F, 10-11 AM, Teen & Adult - M-F, 11 AM-12 PM
  • Cost: $25 drop-in, or unlimited lessons with monthly Oom Yung Doe membership (http://oydseattle.org)
  • Capacity: 10 students, drop-in allowed

Self Defense: Lessons for neurodiverse adults and teens are offered at Raven House monthly, on the last Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Beginning self-defense lessons are also offered for adult women and teens weekly on Saturdays at the Oom Yung Doe in Lake City from 12-1 pm. Lessons introduce the basic self-defense against a variety of common attacks that people face.

One of the benefits of learning self-defense through an Oom Yung Doe seminar is the ability to train and practice in a safe environment. Students will discover how they naturally react to being attacked and then will learn to act correctly to gain control of the situation. Students will also learn how to manage anxiety or panic reactions that may come up. The techniques are effective, easy to learn, and work with the natural strengths of everyone, regardless of size or fitness.

  • Instructor: MacKenzie Graham
  • Ages: Teen & Adult
  • Cost: $10 suggested donation
  • Drop-In
ASL Club: Have you ever wanted to communicate but can't find the right words? Do you have anxiety or seizures or maybe you have periods of being nonverbal? Perhaps you are in a noisy restaurant or see a friend from a distance and want to ask them a question? If you answered yes to any of these, ASL club is for you!!! Come and practice signing in a voices off supportive environment with the other neurodivergent, LGBTQ, POC and allies. Deaf, HoH and hearing welcome!
  • Instructor: Chelsea Reinschmidt
  • Ages: Teen & Adult
  • When: TBA
  • Cost: $10 suggested donation
  • Drop-In

Open Art Studio: Every weekday from 2-3:30 PM, our social hall turns into an art studio! Bring your own materials or use ours.

  • Ages: All Ages
  • When: M-Th, 2 - 3:30 PM
  • Cost: $5 (includes use of basic materials), additional materials available for purchase (beads, clay, specialty paper, etc)
  • Drop-In

Enchanted Forest in the City: Each morning, we turn our playground into an enchanted forest. Come spend time with us and get creative in nature. Activities will vary each day.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • When: M-F, 9 - 10 AM
  • Cost: $5
  • Drop-In

Summer Time Travelers: Each weekday morning, we will travel back in time to discover other cultures and civilizations. This drop-in class will include crafts and games that center around a different daily theme.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • When: M-F, 10 - 11 AM
  • Cost: $5
  • Drop-In

Make & Play Open House: Join us at one or both of our Make & Play Open Houses. This is where we come together to create an art project and have fun. All ages welcome. Come ready to get crafty.

We welcome anyone who is neurodiverse or who supports the neurodivese community. This is a great opportunity to visit our space, learn more about us, meet our staff, and meet other people in the community.

Light refreshments will be provided. This is a free event.

We will meet Sunday, August 26th from 1-3 PM.

Additional Academic Resources

Lending Library: Raven house has a small collection of carefully chosen books geared toward helping the child, adult, parent or educator working with neurodiversity. There is also a wide assortment of fiction and non-fiction texts that span reading levels from preschool to adult.

Open Computer Lab: This is free drop-in time to use one of our 4 computers. There are designated times for supervised and teen only open computer lab, and the rest of the day the computers are available for use by adults, or children with parent supervision. Each computer is equipped with internet monitoring and protection software.

  • Ages: Varies, check calendar
  • Cost: Free
  • Drop-In

Tutoring and Private Lessons: Tutoring and private lessons are offered for a variety of topics. Schedule availability and pricing depends on the topic and instructor.

Social Opportunities for Children

Play-Based Social Group: Check back for our next scheduled group!

Teen Events

Teen Zone: On Wednesdays in August from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, our downstairs lounge becomes a "Teen Only" zone (parents allowed only with a teen escort!).

1st Wed: Dungeons & Dragons

2nd Wed: Magic the Gathering

3rd Wed: Pokemon

4th Wed: Marvel

Parents are welcome to remain on-site and participate in one of our other events, or just hang out upstairs. Parents are also welcome to drop-off. More times will be added in September.

No Teen Zone on August 15th.

  • Ages: Teen Only (13-18)
  • Cost: Free
  • Drop-In

Activity Based Clubs

Lego Club: This is a drop-in group. Legos will be provided and must remain on site. You are welcome to bring your own to play with.

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $5
  • Drop-In

Board Game Club:

Join us every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 pm for Game Night. All ages and families welcome. Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Come watch or come play. We will start as one big group, and play simple, easy to learn table top games. Then, we will break off into smaller groups for more focused game play. Games will vary each week. Coffee and tea will be provided.

  • Ages: All Ages
  • When: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation
  • Drop-In

Dungeons & Dragons – Beginners: This is a drop-in group for kids that are new to the game. It will be led by an advanced D&D player. Players must provide their own starter kit.

  • Ages: All Ages
  • When: TBA
  • Cost: $5
  • Drop-In

Dungeons & Dragons – Intermediate/Advanced: This is a drop-in group. Players must provide their own materials. Some D&D materials may be available onsite.

No D&D August 19th.

  • Ages: Teen Only
  • When: Sundays 6-8:30pm, and on the 1st Wed of each month during the Wednesday Teen Zone hours.
  • Cost: Free
  • Drop-In

Support Services

Education Advocacy: Schedule an advocacy intake appointment here.

Parent Support Groups:

  • Parent Support for Raising Neurodiverse Kids- Monthly, Third Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm  $10 Suggested Donation

Walking down a parenting path that can sometimes ask for twice the creativity, twice the insight and understanding, twice the patience, twice the energy, twice the compassion, twice the planning, as well as twice the celebration and amazement, should be shared with others who get it.

Join us for a therapist facilitated support group and have a safe place to share stories, frustrations, great ideas, no ideas, and just the balm of shared experience and discovery.

Workshops/Events for Parents of Neurodiverse Youth:

Anxiety is a beast. Those of us with children affected by it know that all too well. So let's get together and talk about how we can help our kids tackle their own anxiety monster, using one of the most powerful weapons our kids have at their disposal: a fierce imagination! This workshop & parent discussion is led by an amazing parent in our community, Birgit Schmidt-Rosemann. She is a mom of an 8 year old daughter with anxiety.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Please check the calendar for the monthly bookclub selection.