Northwest Center was founded in 1965 by parents who refused to institutionalize their children with developmental disabilities or accept the prevailing notion that their children couldn't be taught. Banding together to form Northwest Center for the Retarded, they hired their own teachers to develop education programs targeted to special needs and found that their children could indeed learn. Backed by a tireless staff, strong leadership and active community partnerships, we are working to enrich the lives and livelihood of the individuals we serve. Our innovative combination of programs and enterprises is building the life-long relationships necessary to assist people with disabilities and their families now and into the future. Please visit our website to see all of the services and programs we offer!