Friends of Fircrest honors Jim and Laurie Hardman
year, Fircrest holds an awards ceremony honoring outstanding
dedication and advocacy.
On Sunday, November 10th, the special award went to Jim and Laurie Hardman for their years of service.
Bagpipes sounded as the ceremony began.
Saskia Davis presented the award before a large gathering of Fircrest family and friends, reading a long list of accomplishments and services that this remarkable couple has provided. Jim has for years been the guardian of several residents of both Fircrest and Rainier schools. He has brought successful litigation on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and continues to be a strong advocate for their rights. The list goes on. He is also president of Friends of Fircrest for the past seven years.
Laurie and Jim raise and train therapy dogs that are especially well suited to people with disabilities. Two of their therapy dogs were in attendance to receive their rewards.
Both Laurie and Jim enhance the lives of everyone at Fircrest and beyond.
See slide show.
Fircrest School is a residential center located on
85 acres of wooded and open spaces, within the
city of Shoreline, Washington.
Fircrest School serves a diverse population of about
220 individuals with developmental disabilities who require
skilled nursing care and
intermediate care. The nursing home program is the
only federally certified skilled nursing facility in
Western Washington licensed for the
long term care of people with developmental
disabilities and Intellectual disabilities. It provides individualized
health care and activities to individuals with unique medical challenges. The
program was named one of the nationís top nursing
homes by the Consumerís Research Council of America
The Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with
Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) provides
individualized habilitative services that support
and enhance individual skills and strengths.
Short-term respite care and crisis intervention
services are also available.
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.
Admission to Fircrest School is coordinated through
DDA Region 2 Field Services staff.
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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.
15230 15th NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
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