Events & Activities

Happy Autumn Everyone!

The Friendship Adventures Day Program is created for a comfortable, welcoming environment for participants, volunteers, families and staff to experience fun, friendship, and belonging. We create an authentic community with each other while welcoming adults with developmental disabilities throughout the Seattle Metro area to come together and make one smile at a time!

We’ve been participating in community events, playing games and puzzles, making creative art, and playing adaptive sports such as volleyball, croquet, basketball. We have traveled up the Interurban Trail to Sky Nursery and started a beautification program on the public side of our property, working with some great volunteers. We’re practicing adapted yoga with a professional local instructor and arts programs with experienced teachers as well. Soon we will have a music session lead by a known FA instructor. And, of course, the participants have really enjoyed just being together and hanging out with their friends!

After our soft start up for several months, we have accomplished a lot with the new facility, Friendship Academy, and with our programming. As of September 6, 2022, drop off services will be implemented after intake visits, from 10 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Thereafter, FA plans to extend hours to incorporate full day programming. Participants can use respite hours or private pay at the respite rate.

Space is limited so please spread the word and come check us out!

Our location is called Friendship Academy and the address is 1206 N 185th Street, Shoreline, WA 98133 (the former Shoreline Police Department). Stop by and see what it’s all about by scheduling an appointment at!

Brandy Padua is our new Program Administrator. Please let Brandy or Julia know if you have questions, and don’t hesitate to forward this email and pass the word to anyone in the area who might be interested in participating, volunteering, or teaching a special skill, talent, or program. 


Julia Neander 206-949-4063 

Brandy Padua 425-343-9421

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