Our program celebrates individual growth and friendships.
How it works
Tavon Learning Center provides active learning programs that are focused in three areas – social development, independent living, and community connections. The programs are designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to discover, learn, and apply skills in real-life settings.
We use our unique combination of outdoor gardens, community building, real-life practice, and peer coaching to help people acquire home and community skills for living better.
We use an experiential-based learning method in all of our programs. Research has shown that real-life practice of skills increases learning and enhances retention. It encourages individual growth, independence, and builds confidence in our members.
Our programs take place in a variety of environments including our Home Center, Life Lab, and destinations throughout the Community. And, our beautiful Outdoor Gardens which provides a connection with nature, wellness benefits, and a place to grow success.
Tavon Learning Center provides four programming areas: Daily Living, Functional Academics, Recreation, and Community Connection. They aim to empower our members in communicating their needs, helps them to grow social skills used to build friendships and make community connections, encourages personal wellness, and develops new abilities and interests in our members.
Our Daily Living program provides the fundamentals of living a balanced life. We practice, Communication and Social Skills, such as self-advocacy, social etiquette, and impulse control – Health and Wellness Independency, such as personal hygiene, food preparation, and personal safety – Household Management Skills, such as basic housekeeping, shopping, and laundry. This program also enables our members to develop interests and participate in Leisure Activities, such as art, gardening, cooking, and baking.
Our Functional Academics program provides focused and detailed skill practice in Functional Independent Skills, such as reading and writing, time telling, and money handling – and Community-Based Skills, such as independency in the community and prevocational skills. This program helps our members to establish self-confidence, develop social skills used to make community connections, and to apply their problem-solving skills.
Our Recreation program provides movement, fun, and a sense of accomplishment. We participate in Adaptive Sports and Health Awareness, such as biking with Outdoors for All, and swimming – and in Recreation, such as yoga, dance classes, and hiking. This program contributes to building awareness of health and facilitates the mental and physical well-being of our members.
Our Community Connection program provides opportunities for community building and engagement through Community Service, such as volunteering at Hopelink, YMCA, Swedish Medical Center – and Community Activities and Events, such as visiting zoos and aquariums, museums, farms, and attending local events. This program helps our members grow social skills used to make community connections, encourages engagement with the community, and increases the mental and physical well-being of our members.
Tavon Learning Center programs are designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 18 years and older.
Our programs are not suited for people who are a danger to themselves or others.
Communication with Carers
Families and caregivers receive a monthly Program Activity Calendar and a quarterly Program Newsletter.
Each day, our members bring a written note home describing the activities in which they participated.
To report an absence, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our main office phone at (425) 999-2269.
9:00am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday
We offer two, 4 hour sessions per day:
9 am – 1 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
Members can attend as little as 4 hours, once a week to 8 hours, 5 days a week space permitting.
Main Office: (425) 999-2269
24017 S.E. Black Nugget Road
Issaquah, WA 98029
P.O. Box 1243
Issaquah, WA 98027
“The staff at Tavon have helped to make this next step of independent living possible for our son and we are thankful!”
– Sara Wilson, Mother of Matt, Tavon Member
“Tavon Center is an integral part of Austin's adult life!”
- Natalie Brodeur, Mother of Austin, Tavon Member
“The staff are all fun, young adults with a zest for life and the peers they support.”
– Natalie Brodeur, Mother of Austin, Tavon Member