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Sherwood exists to create an inclusive society where children and adults with disabilities have the ability to live full, independent lives as part of their communities.

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Protecting Yourself from COVID-19


We encourage you to monitor reliable sources on COVID-19 including:


Snohomish Health District --

Washington State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention --


You can also call the hotline operated by the state health department if you have questions. That number is 1-800-525-0127 and press #.


Direct phone numbers for local health districts:

  • Snohomish County (425) 339-5200

  • Island County (360) 679-7350

  • Skagit County (360) 336-9380

  • King County (206) 477-8000

Sherwood is in Phase 3 of Washington's
Safe Start Coronavirus Recovery.


We are ready and able to serve more children and adults with disabilities.


As we have moved into Phase 3, we have implemented the following guidelines for Sherwood Employees when working with families, program members or visiting any of our three locations.


1) Sherwood Employees who can provide supports and therapies remotely or in the community will continue to do so.


2) Sherwood Employees will continue to do a self-health assessment prior to working each day. Sherwood Employees will be required to wear masks while in the community and follow any safety guidelines set in place for any locations or settings they are in.


3) Any person who visits any of the three Sherwood offices will be required to have their temperature taken prior to entering our buildings or conducting business. Staff members are limited to 10 per building at a time and will be required to wear masks in shared spaces and follow the physical distancing signs located throughout the buildings.

We are asking any community members who visit Sherwood offices or receive services from a Sherwood Team Member to also follow the same Self-Assessment.

Our Early Intervention team is available to schedule limited in-person therapy sessions at this time and we and continue to provide telehealth therapies and video conferencing to support our families so their child doesn’t experience a delay in development.  We are reaching out to the community, letting parents know they can self-refer and call as soon as they are concerned about a potential delay. We continue to work with families to ensure vital services are provided if a family has lost healthcare or is in a financial hardship.

Sherwood’s Vocational team is available to provide services in person at this time. Our team has provided services to adults with disabilities in essential positions throughout this pandemic. We continue to educate our clients on the importance of wearing masks, how to work while practicing physical distancing so they can start earning paychecks again. Adults with disabilities getting back to work is an important part of the economic recovery. Our staff have worked remotely during this time and continue to have innovative conversations on how technology, video resume’s and virtual services make a positive impact for those we serve while being physically separated.

If you would like to learn more about what services mean for you or your loved ones call 425-334-4071. We appreciate your patience as we stay committed to safety, for you, your loved ones, our employees and their families.  Please sign up for our newsletter, follow us on social media or comeback to our website for regular updates.


We will continue to monitor new information and keep you informed to the best of our ability.

We've included some resources on how to talk to friends or loved ones with developmental disabilities about COVID-19, courtesy of Green Mountain Self-Advocates.

Thank You for voting Sherwood 
2020's Best Non-Profit and Workplace
in Snohomish County!

Sherwood Founder Hazel Venables with her daugther Leslie
Sherwood Occupational Therapist Jasleen with a mother and son playing in a tub of water during a therapy session.
Sherwood Vocational Program member Lulu cleans a mirror at her job.


Our mission is to provide
innovative, inclusive services to children and adults with
disabilities in their communities.


Therapy and education for infants and toddlers (birth to age three)
who have developmental disabilities or are diagnosed with a medical condition known to place a child
at risk for delays.


Support for high school students and adults with disabilities who
are interested in seeking employment and connects local businesses with qualified candidates to fill their hiring needs.

We invite you to learn a little bit more about Sherwood and our Early Intervention and Vocational programs. 

Why does Sherwood exist:

More than 1,500 babies are born each year in Snohomish, Island and Skagit County with some type of disability or delay.
Today, only 60% of children born wtih a disability or delay receive early diagnosis and treatment
People with disabilities are too often unemployed and underemployed
In the U.S. only about 20% of people with disabilities are employed and in WA State nearly 27,000 individuals with disabilities are unemployed

Sherwood Makes a Difference

Last year 796 children and adults with disabilities received critical, life-changing services!

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Find out how you can partner with Sherwood, and make a difference TODAY!