Northwest Center

We envision a day when all people have the same opportunities to grow, contribute to our society and enjoy a fulfilling life.

Northwest Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in WA State. Established in 1965.

Looking for some really great, inclusive ways to get outside and some sunshine? Spring is around the corner and we've got a list of fun activities for the whole fam!

Education Department Records Uptick In Special Ed Enrollment

Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Education shows an increase in the amount of children served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during the 2015-2016 school year. Learn more: The number of American schoolchildren receiving special education services is on the rise.

Northwest Center is hiring! Looking to join a fast-paced and excitable team? We’ve got a few positions open that will offer you a chance to be part of our history-rich organization. Whether it’s an account specialist, employment coordinator, payroll assistant or receptionist, every person is vital to continuing our mission of offering the best services to people of all abilities. Interested? Click on the links below!

Customer Account & System Management Specialist:

Employment Services Coordinator:

Payroll Assistant:


Brain scans detect signs of autism in very young babies

Researchers at the University of North Carolina authored a new, experimental study on detecting autism in high-risk infants before they turn one-year-old. By conducting brain scans during the first two years of the child’s life, they were able to predict with an 80% accuracy rate which infants would later be identified as being on the spectrum. It may be possible to detect autism in babies before their first birthdays, a much earlier diagnosis than ever before, a small new study finds.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

Check this out: another awesome example of an inclusive workplace working out exceptionally well! At Northwest Center, we support workplace inclusion for people of all abilities. Inclusion works. We know it works. And we can help you make it work in your business! Contact us at and we can set you up with some amazing resources.

Autism in the Workplace:

A joint effort by Ford and the Autism Alliance of Michigan to employ adults with autism has proved to be a huge success and inspiration for a population that suffers from an estimated 80-90 percent unemployment or underemployment rate.

Kutting Edge Fitness

Thanks to Kutting Edge Fitness for their support this morning! We all had a lot of fun! Check out where their donations went at and see Fitness classes by visiting!

What a great morning supporting Northwest Center!

An important message sent to all NWC staff today:

We wanted to take an opportunity to reach out to all NWC employees and reiterate our organization-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. Following the recent news and information surrounding the Executive Order on Immigrations, we wanted to take a moment to reinforce Northwest Center’s commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion, not only regarding abilities but also the many backgrounds and experiences that represent our 814 employees.

We work hard to ensure that the services we provide to children, adults, families, and the community is of the highest quality and are available to the entire community no matter their race, religion or place of birth.

Northwest Center is composed of many diverse elements that when combined, join to form a greater whole. This is especially true of our staff and the nearly 100 employees that have either newly immigrated to the US, are permanent residents, or are working on a US Visa. We share a deep concern about how any immigration orders impact our employees and want you to know that we extend our support during this time.

Here's an exciting opportunity for anyone in the Kirkland area: this Saturday at 9am, Kutting Edge Fitness will be holding their Class for a Cause. Proceeds will be going to, you guessed it, Northwest Center! Make sure you sign up for the class, get in a good workout with some amazing trainers, and feel good about supporting us at the same time.

Kutting Edge is located at 8524 122nd Ave NE//Kirkland, WA 98033.
See you all there!

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7272 W Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA

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