Sadly, after 20 years creating resources and assisting families who have children with special needs, the Center for Children with Special Needs will be closing their doors effective September 30, 2018. It’s been more than a pleasure meeting all of you and helping you find resources for you child.

The Center for Children with Special Needs

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Accessible Recreation and Playgrounds in WA state

Recreation and Sports
Recreation opportunities for your family and child with special needs.

What is the 504 Plan?

The 504 Plan
Find out more about a Section 504 Plan and how it can assist students with disabilities.

What is an IEP?

Individualized Education Program
What is an IEP and is my child eligible? How do I get my child evaluated?

Accessible playgrounds and parks in Washington State

Inclusive Playgrounds and Parks
Use our interactive map to find an accessible playground near you!

What’s Happening at The Center for Children with Special Needs?

About The Center for Children with Special Needs

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.

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News, care guidelines, patient education, topic specific resources, and research reports for families and professionals who work with children and youth with special health needs and disabilities.
Resources for Medical Professionals

For Professionals
Resources for nurses, doctors, childcare providers, therapists and other professionals.

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

For Parents & Caregivers
Selected Resources for parents & caregivers who support children with special needs.

Teen Transition to Adult Medical Care

Teens & Young Adults
Adolescent Transition goes from organizing health information to employment for teens.

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