Thursday, April 8, 2021

Since 1964, the University of Washington Haring Center for Inclusive Education has provided innovative special education and early learning, improving the lives of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders and other disabilities.

But the building that’s home to this work, tucked behind the UW Medicine Surgery Pavilion along the Montlake Cut, is antiquated, overcrowded and badly in need of a comprehensive overhaul. Now, thanks to a generous $30 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation, the UW will renovate the existing facility to continue to provide leading-edge services.

“The work at the Haring Center has changed the way we understand early childhood education, and, thanks to the Sunderland Foundation’s tremendous gift, we now can chart a path forward for another 50 years of community support and more cutting-edge research outcomes,” said Mia Tuan, dean of the College of Education.