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Superintendent Asha Singh Announces Retirement
After 24 years at Fircrest with 21 years as Superintendent of Fircrest School Dr. Singh said she will retire March 31st.
      In her retirement announcement she wrote, "An administrator's success is often measured by whether they leave the organization better than when they took over. I can say with confidence that Fircrest's future is bright. It has been a very fulfilling experience and I am proud of what we have accomplished."
       Read her retirement announcement letter here.

     Friends of Fircrest honors outstanding contributors
Candice Braley presents an award to Maria Walsh - left - for her many years as treasurer of Friends of Fircrest. Maria has given much of herself to us all.
      Cheryl Felak - right - receives an award from board member Maureen Durkan. Cheryl is part of everything Friends of Fircrest does, as well as helping with our lobbying and her own blog.
    These are the kinds of women who make a difference to people with developmental disabilities. Friends of Fircrest is extremely grateful to you both. See some pictures here

Support the Fircrest Art and Garden Program -- buy a t-shirt.  This volunteer program is a hit with residents, but needs your support.  Your purchase of a t-shirt will give the gift of art to a resident at Fircrest RHC. Let people know who you support when you wear an art program t-shirt. Order now.  Click here for order form.  complete it and mail it in.

Fircrest School is a residential center located on 85 acres of wooded and open spaces, within the city of Shoreline, Washington.  

Fircrest School is a full service, therapeutic community serving a diverse population of about 220 residents with developmental intellectual disabilities.  Campus based, it features shared homes within a skilled nursing facility and an intermediate care facility.  Centralized medical, therapeutic and recreational services are provided in both programs for long-term residents as well as for people who need short-term, respite care or crisis intervention.  Each resident's care is individualized as determined by an interdisciplinary team which includes the person's guardian or parent.

The Fircrest nursing home program (NF/IDD) is the only federally certified skilled nursing facility in Western Washington licensed for the long term care of people with developmental, intellectual disabilities.  It provides individualized health care and activities for people with unique medical challenges.  Repeatedly, the program has been named one of the nation’s top nursing homes by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.

The Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) provides individualized habilitative services that support and enhance each person's skills and strengths.  This includes individualized adult training work programs and recreation, both on and off campus.

Fircrest School is close to major medical and educational facilities that support the individuals who live at Fircrest School.  Its location allows residents the opportunity to participate in many of the sporting, cultural and outdoor events held in the Seattle area.

Why is it important to have Fircrest as part of a continuum of care?
      “We are very happy with and grateful for Fircrest. It was a lifesaver and a wonderful place for our daughter. For the first time in her life she can say she has friends. She has wonderful activities that would have been impossible for us to provide on our own or for her to access through living in a group home.
       And last but not least, due to her complex and sometimes impulsive and dangerous behavior, with her living at Fircrest we can now sleep at night knowing that she is safe.”
          ...Parent of Fircrest resident.

Admission to Fircrest School is coordinated through DDA Region 2 Field Services staff. More admission information here.


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Friends of Fircrest is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization advocating for the rights to quality living choices for all people with developmental disabilities.

Fircrest School
15230 15th NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
(206) 361-3594

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