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Seattle Children’s Center for Children with Special Needs is an information source for families and professionals. Focused on children and youth with special health needs who have physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions, we provide:

  • Information and Resources
  • Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment
  • Health Education and Training

Please Note: We do not provide direct care, evaluation or treatment for individual children.

Center for Children with Special Needs Background

The Center was formed in Seattle, WA in 1998 as a program of Seattle Children’s Hospital. We primarily serve families in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).

We collaborate with a variety of health care organizations, state agencies, families, and health care providers to plan and implement grants and contracts that improve systems of care and increase access to health education and community resources.

We are funded through contracts and grants, endowments and Seattle Children’s. The Washington State Department of Health supports development and maintenance of this website.


  • Director: Hugh Ewart, MSc
    Director, State and Federal Government Affairs, Center for Children with Special Needs
  • Manager: Jacquie Stock, MPH
    Manager, Center for Children with Special Needs

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