Northwest Autism Center is committed to fostering a sense of community for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families.
On a day-to-day basis, our dedicated Community Outreach team provides information and referral services and exists as a common access point for members of the community and surrounding region seeking direct services, support, education, consultation and advocacy related to autism spectrum disorder.
Throughout the year we also sponsor key events to raise awareness of these valued members of our community, support individuals and families affected by autism and raise funds and resources to support them. If you’d like to get involved, check out the opportunities below!
Nearly a decade ago, a parent whose child and family had received services and support through Northwest Autism Center envisioned a way to demonstrate her appreciation and share it with the larger community. She worked with NAC to spearhead the first Steps for Autism. The event was so well received by families, NAC became committed to elevating Steps for Autism to a truly inclusive event and reached out to sibling organizations in Spokane to participate in and expand its annual launching. All proceeds from the event benefit the Northwest Autism Center and the Autism Society of Washington. Join us again next year for this fun-filled family event!
The Annual Giving Tree is an opportunity to bring the joy of Christmas to those living in residential homes in our community.
We work with local agencies contracted with the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to identify the wishes and needs of these valued members of our community.
With the help and support of the community, Northwest Autism Center provided over 1,000 gifts to adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities living in residential homes the past three seasons, spreading warmth and caring of everyone that participated.
Learn more by visiting the Giving Tree website!
Each year Spokane’s Mayor issues proclamations and other ceremonial documents regarding topics of local, regional or national concern involving the community. During Autism Awareness Month, Northwest Autism Center joins hands with Spokane’s Autism Society of Washington, The Isaac Foundation and our other local community agencies to take part in the Mayor Proclamation. This proclamation is issued to encourage all citizens to recognize and join hands improving the quality of life of people with autism spectrum disorder.