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Think Differently

$490 of $72,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 9 months
Created July 18, 2018
Raven House is a resource center and gathering place for Seattle's neurodiverse community.  Programming includes classes for all ages, social groups, tutoring, martial arts, support groups, and special needs advocacy.

YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS will go directly towards the hiring of additional staff to support expanded hours and services! We are especially looking forward to expanding our science & technology and teen programs.

31433494_1532112981241931_r.jpegWhat is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are recognized and respected as a human variation. It can include those labeled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autism, Tourette's Syndrome, and others.

For many, neurodiversity is viewed as a concept and social movement that advocates for viewing neurological differences as a variation of human wiring, rather than a disease. Neurodiversity activists reject the idea that conditions such as autism should be cured, advocating instead for celebrating different forms of communication and self-expression, and for promoting support systems that allow people to live as themselves. 

Why was Raven House created?

The origins of Raven House began with Root Academy, a private school serving students with special needs (operated from 2016-2018). Root Academy was founded on the belief that all students had the power to unfold their potential as unique individuals.  As school leaders heard more stories from neurodiverse families and individuals about unmet needs and social isolation, we gradually expanded our vision out of a desire to serve a broader community.

The Executive Board of Honor in Legacy is made up of parents of neurodiverse children, and two of our board members are also neurodiverse. We understand on a fundamental level what it is like to live with a unique mind.

As a parent of an neurodiverse child, I have personally experienced the struggle to find supports and resources. It’s been a sometimes isolating experience. I’ve struggled to find a community where not only my child fits in, but our family fits in.  It has become my personal mission to build my own community. Raven House has given me this opportunity and I look forward to serving you.

Raven House is a place for the child who struggles in public school and needs private tutoring or instruction, or the teen who craves social opportunities with similar peers. It is a place for adults who are learning about their own neurodivergence, and it’s for families to have a safe place to be and be part of a community.

Thanks for supporting our community!

Arianne Fowler

Executive Director

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I am hearing from neurodiverse teens, parents of teens, and neurodiverse adults how much they desire to be a part of Raven House. They want community, support, and social opportunities There is nothing in Seattle like Raven House. We are actively working on developing teen and adult programming. It’s an exciting period of growth for us! In order to serve our diverse community, we need your help. Donations will go directly to these expanded services and staffing.
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Our first Game Night and Teen Zone was a huge success! Fun was had by all. We can’t wait to hire support staff and expand our teen hours! Please support the Raven House GoFundMe and YOUR community. Please consider a donation today! #gamenight #teenzone #parenthangout #ravenhouse #uniqueminds
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Thank you friends and supporters! Our campaign has been active for just a week and already we have raised $90 and the campaign has been shared 30 times! Wow!
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$490 of $72,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 9 months
Created July 18, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Honor in Legacy (Raven House)
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Seattle, WA
EIN: 811742444
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