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Believing in Abilities
Land Acknowledgement
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Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sherwood believes in abilities. Over our 60+ year history, we have fought for equality, inclusion, and acceptance of people with disabilities. These efforts have been focused on groups that are marginalized. Sherwood continues to provide inclusive services to children and adults with disabilities in their communities. Our work is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and have the right to self-determination. We strive to ensure everyone who is part of Sherwood, and their individual characteristics, remain honored and recognized.


We are committed to supporting families, removing barriers and empowering each individual’s unique journey. Inclusion is a core value that drives our mission of service and advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities. Sherwood believes that a broader perspective, increased awareness, and cultural enrichment are gained by having staff and board that reflect the communities we serve.

We acknowledge the original inhabitants of this area, the Coast Salish people.


Since time immemorial, they have hunted, fished, gathered, and taken care of these lands. We respect their sovereignty, their right to self-determination, and honor their sacred spiritual connection with the land and water. We will strive to be honest about our past mistakes and bring about a future that includes their people, stories, and voices to form a more just and equitable society.


Thank You for voting Sherwood  2023's Best Nonprofit and Best Employment Agency in Snohomish County!

We Are Hiring!

We have several opportunities available in several counties! Below are the positions we need filled immediately:

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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.

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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.

Why does Sherwood exist:

Sherwood provided essential services to 1,073

children and adults with disabilities in 2022-2023

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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

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

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