SEATTLE, Wash. -- When Anouk Cortade's son Zach was diagnosed with autism, and her daughter Katy was diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome, she turned to Northwest Center's Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education program. The Northwest Center is an organization that prides itself on breaking down the walls that disabled people face every day. One of the ways they do that is by including a mix of kids with, and without special needs in their classrooms. When kids of all abilities work together, everyone makes progress.
Anouk says both of her kids have thrived at Northwest Center, with the help of teachers, and the encouragement and friendship of other classmates.
And the teachers at Northwest Center have high hopes for what the future holds for Zach, and Katy, and their classmates. They think these kids, who were included from the get-go, will grow up to make the world a more inclusive place for everyone.
Northwest Center is celebrating it's 50th year, and it invites you to join the Revolution, because the world needs everyone. To contribute, or learn more about events you can participate in that benefit this local non profit that celebrates people of all abilities, click here.
Visit the Northwest Center Website: http://www.nwcenter.org/