Support programs to benefit all students
The NWESD offers a number of support services for school districts in the northwest region, in addition to some statewide services that extend outside the NWESD region. Many of these services are funded by grants or fees for service.
Autism Outreach Project
As a State Needs Project through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program in the Department of Early Learning and NWESD, the Autism Outreach Project (AOP) serves the entire state of Washington. The AOP provides statewide training, resources, information, and reference materials for school districts, parents, agencies, and students with autism spectrum disorders.
Deaf Hard of Hearing
The Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing program is a specialized program serving students with hearing loss ages 3-21. This research-based program encourages independence and life-long learning while developing communication skills in an ASL/English bilingual setting.
The NWESD early learning program is a five county project aimed to identify and fund services assuring all children enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.
Migrant Education Regional Office (MERO)
The NWESD MERO office serves western Washington, assisting school district staff in their efforts to improve migrant student achievement by providing high quality professional development opportunities and technical assistance.
The Prevention Center promotes student academic success by providing leadership, support, and resources to schools to help them create a safe and supportive learning environment.
School Nurse Corps
The School Nurse Corps Program is a statewide program funded by the legislature to provide nursing services to school districts with little or no nursing services.