Please save the date for our

Reach for the Stars Dinner & Auction!!

Join us Saturday March 12th, 2016 at the Bellevue Hyatt where we will be celebrating 20 years of FEAT success.

To donate an auction item or for additional information, please contact Julie Shalaby at Julie.shalaby@featwa.org.



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Thank you for joining us at the

Reach for the Stars Community Awards Luncheon.

  It was an honor to introduce guests to all the award winners and share their stories, but we hope it was equally evident how much respect the FEAT of WA Board and staff have for all the providers, parents, employers, friends, youth and volunteers who together help a child or adult with autism reach their full potential.  Thank you to Microsoft, for sharing what they’ve learned along the way with the newly launched pilot program to hire people with autism, and a special thank you to all our sponsors, whose generosity helped us show our gratitude for their extraordinary commitment.

2015 Award Winners:

Outstanding Community Advocate – Helen Caldart

Outstanding Corporate Supporter -Point Inside

Outstanding Educator – Susan Hudgens (Cedar Valley Elementary)

Outstanding Employer/Employee-  MOD Pizza and Sam Ghaffari

Outstanding FEAT Volunteer- Robin Baches

Outstanding Provider – Organization for Research and Learning Michael Fabrizio and Kelly Ferris


FEAT of Washington serves families touched by autism in Washington State. We are there for families from diagnosis through their child’s journey to adulthood.  FEAT provides family support and resources in several different ways:

• Initial contact, direction and support through Family Services
• Intensive ABA therapy for young children through Rising Star Academy
• Financial support through Ben’s Fund
• Social and recreational programming through Experience Learning Project


Want to meet a long time FEAT volunteer and learn more about FEAT’s teen social skills program – Experience Learning Project?

ELP Garden Project with Jesse

Check this out:  Experience Learning Project In Action

Volunteer opportunities are available at both Tacoma & Kent locations

Rising Star Academy Enrollment

We offer a center based Applied Behavioral Analysis program, modeled after  a Precision Teaching based learning environment.  Children ages 3-8 yrs move from one-on-one teaching and group instruction opportunities throughout the day.

We accept Amazon Premera, Microsoft Premera, Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield and private pay arrangements, and in some cases, we can request single case agreements with other insurance providers.

For more information, please click below.

Bellevue location



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FEAT proudly announces that Ben’s Fund is now available to accept grant applications! Established by Traci and John Schneider to honor their son Ben who has autism, Ben’s Fund is now accepting applications from families who have a child on the autism spectrum in Washington who are in need of assistance to reduce the financial stress that families face.  Grants that are awarded may be used for therapy, doctor’s visits, special equipment or other needed services defined in the instructions and application. We are so grateful for the Schneiders’ leadership and the generosity of all who are joining them to support Ben’s Fund.  We also thank the Seattle Seahawks and the Seahawks Women’s Association for their involvement and support of Prime Time, the annual event that raises funds to make this grant possible.  Collectively, they help us further the FEAT mission, “Providing families with hope and guidance to help their children with autism reach their full potential.” On behalf of the Schneiders and the whole FEAT family, help us spread the word, so many families may benefit.” If you have any further questions, please contact Julia Rule at FEAT on 425.502.6035 | julia.rule@featwa.org Please visit our Ben’s Fund page at www.featwa.org/grants for Application and Instruction forms.