Over the years, Fircrest School and its staff have received numerous awards and many accolades for excellent programs and innovative, cost-saving, methods.  A few examples follow: 

Asha Singh, M.D., was awarded the Governor's Sustaining Management Leadership Award for 2002.  She has been director of Fircrest School since April 1994.  She served as Fircrest School Medical Director from 1990 to 1994. Her leadership has resulted in the many improvements and state-of-the-art services that have made Fircrest School a center of excellence.


The Consumer's Research Council of America included Fircrest School's Skilled Nursing Facility in its Guide to America's Top Nursing Homes for 2003-2006.

In April 1997, Governor Locke issued Executive Order 97-03, Quality Improvement, requiring each agency to develop and implement a plan to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of the public services it provides.  Each quarter, the most deserving successes were selected for recognition in the Governor's Blue Book: Governing for Results. Fircrest School has led the Division of Developmental Disabilities by being recognized eight times. 
    (single click any item below for details):

1. Computer Training Center - (Jan. 1999)
2. Streamlined Incident Reporting - (Jan. 2000)
3. Assistive Technology and Treatment Center - (Oct. 2000)
4. Van Decentralization - (Jan. 2001)
5. Energy Costs Reduction - (Apr. 2001)
6. Industrial Claims Costs Reduction - (Jul. 2001)
7. Innovative Testing of Backflow Assemblies - (Oct. 2001)
8. Restoration of Interiors - (Jan. 2002)

Two of Fircrest School's Governor's Blue Book awards also received higher level recognition, The Governor's Award for Quality and Performance.
See photos below:
   Picture 1: Governor Locke presents 2001 Award for Assistive Technology and Treatment Center to Fircrest School team.
Picture 2: Governor Locke presents 2002 Award for Industrial Claims Costs Reduction to Fircrest School team


"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
 -- Mark Twain

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
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