Northwest Center

Since 1965, Northwest Center has been a leader in promoting the rights and independence of infants, children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Through ground breaking programs and services, we have helped transform lives and influence change across the nation. The parents who started Northwest Center refused to accept the prevailing notion that their children with disabilities couldn’t be taught. They banded together and fought relentlessly until the State of Washington recognized that all children—regardless of their ability—have an equal right to education.

Northwest Center is a business whose principal products are inclusion, diversity, and justice for people with developmental conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and so on. Every business we operate – from high quality preschools, job training, and employment agencies to manufacturing, document destruction, food service, facility maintenance, and hospital grade hygienic laundry – demonstrates the value that emerges when people of all abilities engage with each other in work, play, learning, and life. Northwest Center proves that inclusion is not a compromise, that diversity and inclusion make all organizations stronger and more successful.

Phone: (206)285.9140
Location: 7272 W. Marginal Way S. | PO Box 80827 | Seattle, WA 98108

Northwest Universal Design Council

Promoting the ability to “live actively by design,” regardless of age or ability.

The Northwest Universal Design Council comprises volunteer housing and urban planning professionals and advocates who promote the ability to “live actively by design,” regardless of age or ability, by incorporating Universal Design principles, products, and processes into new or renovated built environments.

We help policy makers, housing developers, housing funders, architects, human service providers, members of the disability community, and the general public recognize, own, and promote good design for all. We illustrate options, offer resources, and empower people.

The NWUDC meets quarterly in January, April, July, and October, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Visit our website and subscribe to our e-mail list to receive notice of upcoming NWUDC meetings.



Renewing the Renaissance

Works of Art by Challenged Artists

Renewing the Renaissance seeks to connect the art of exceptional, challenged painters & sculptors to collectors worldwide.

Location: San Jose, CA