As 2018 is quickly comes to a close and we prepare to welcome 2019, I want to THANK YOU for supporting Northwest Center and for helping make our world a more inclusive one!
This past year, you’ve helped us launch our IMPACT™ (Inclusion Mentorship Program for increasing Access in Childcare Team) and EPIC (Expanding Play, Interaction and Communication) services for children on the Autism spectrum and paved the way for our Employment Services team to expand our employer ecosystem to over 1,000 organizations across the state. We’ve also deepened our partnerships with school districts and are successfully working our way “upstream” and reaching students sooner than their final year in school.
You allowed us to serve more kids and adults than ever before, and dramatically increased our impact—but there is much more work to do! In 2019, I’ll update you on several new initiatives already in the works—from IMPACT 2.0, which focuses on partnerships with organizations serving kids in the K-12 age range, to the Science of Inclusion, an effort to define and quantify the value a fully inclusive world will bring to everyone—the world as it should be.
We envision a world where individual talent meets unlimited opportunity. I can’t thank you enough for your continued support in bringing us closer to a truly inclusive society.
Onward and Upward,
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