VOR (Formerly Voice of the Retarded) -- VOR is the only national advocacy organization supporting the right of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and their families, to choose from among a full spectrum of quality residential services and supports, including family home, small settings, and licensed facilities.

Action DD -- Advocates for people with developmental disabilities, and a continuum of services that preserves our RHC system and one's right to choose.

Friends of Rainier -- An all-volunteer organization that provides support to residents of Rainier School, an RHC located in Buckley, Washington, near Enumclaw

Friends of Yakima Valley School -- An all-volunteer organization that provides support to residents of Yakima Valley School, an RHC located in Selah, Washington, near Yakima, Contact John Mahaney 1116 S 8th Ave Yakima, WA 98902-5509

Because We Care -- Beyond Inclusion -- Support a Continuum of Care for our citizens with Developmental Disabilities

Autism Society of America -- and its Washington Chapter

Danny Schneller Foundation - A non-profit foundation that provides current medical awareness and reference services to staff of the RHCs

Washington State Legislature -- The legislature's own page provides links to find your district, and to contact your senators and representatives. The page also provides information about bills pending in the legislature, committee meetings, hearings, and more.

Legislative Hotline, 1-800-562-6000, can be accessed to call your legislators during the legislative session, Mon-Fri  8AM-8PM, Sat 9AM-1PM

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction / Special Education

City of Shoreline -- News and other community information (remember that Fircrest School is in the City of Shoreline!)

Shoreline Chamber of Commerce -- This is the official web site of our local business community

Arc of Washington

Do Gato PWDs AKC Breeder of Merit

Arc of King County

Autism Links:
Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
Moving with Special Needs Kids
Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
Sensory Processing Resources
Home Modifications for Special Needs Kids
Estate Planning for Special Needs Kids
Music As Therapy for Autistic Children
A medical guide to autism


NOTICE:  Friends of Fircrest contains links to other websites outside of our control, and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

"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
(206) 361-2990