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Friends of Fircrest honors Jim and Laurie Hardman
Each 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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Spring 2014
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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.

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15230 15th NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
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