State Agencies & Organizations Special Needs Resource List

Call 2-1-1

211 is the three digit telephone number for quick and easy access to information about and referrals to health and human services.

Arc of Washington State

Advocacy and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families re: birth to three services, special education, employment, residential supports, health care, transportation, respite and inclusion.

Phone: (360)357-5596
Toll free: (888) 754-8798

ADD Resourses

Resources about Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, is a website which includes support groups, articles, newsletter and links to other helpful sites on ADHD.

Autism Outreach Project

Information, referrals, and training on program development for students with autism spectrum disorders to Washington families, schools, and agencies.
Phone toll free: (888) 704-9633

Autism Society of Washington

Advocacy, public awareness, education and research related to autism. Local chapters
throughout state.
Toll free: (888) 279-4968

Autism Speaks of Washington State

National autism organization with state representation.

Boyer Children’s Clinic
Therapy and early childhood educational facility serving children from birth to teen
who have neuromuscular disorders or delay in development.
Phone: (206) 325-8477

Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
Health information and resources for families and professionals caring for children with special health care needs and chronic health conditions.Washington State Department of Health
Phone: 360-236-3571 (voice/TTY)

Children with Special Health Care Needs Coordinators
The Family Health Hotline, a program of WithinReach can connect you with CSHCN. Coordinators who can help you with: Medical care for your child / Health insurance programs and information / Parent support organizations / Screening and assessment for your child
Phone: 1-800-322-2588 (TTY relay: 711)

Community and Migrant Health Centers
WACMHC represents 26 Community Health Centers that provide comprehensive services including medical, dental, and mental health care, nutrition, social services, counseling, health education, WIC, Maternity Support Services, transportation assistance, and other essential services to patients in rural and urban areas.
Phone: (360) 786-9722

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
Helping individuals with disabilities find support and other services. Also provides information on early support for infants and toddlers. Provides information on family support and respite care.
Phone: 1(800)832-9173

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Helping individuals with disabilities to participate fully in their communities and become employed is our purpose and passion.Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
Phone: 1(800)637-5627

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology)
Increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology at University of Washington
Phone: (206) 685-3648/TTY
Phone toll free: (888) 972-3648

Easter Seals of Washington State
Provides variety of services to ensure equal opportunities.
Phone: (206) 281-5700

Family to Family Health Information Center
Individual information on how to advocate for your child in the health care system and resources that are available in Washington state.
Phone: (253) 565-2266
Toll free: (800) 572-7368

Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment
To promote equality, opportunity, independence and full participation in life for people with disabilities. Our members represent a wide range of constituent groups, geographical perspectives, ethnic origins and cultural heritage.
Phone: 360-725-9509

Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of Washington
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington (LDA WA) promotes and provides service and support to improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by learning and attentional disabilities.
Phone: 425-882-0820

Mental Health Division: Department of Social and Health Services
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Phone: 1(877)980-9220

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Phone: (800)422-7930 (voice/TTY)

Office of the Education Ombudsman
Assists families and educators across the state with conflict resolution strategies.
Phone (206) 729-3232
Toll free: (866) 297-2597

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Special Education Services for preschool ages 3 to 21.
Phone: (360) 725-6000
Phone: TTY: (360) 664-3631

Parent to Parent of Washington State
Emotional support and information to families of children with special needs and/or disabilities. Also offer trainings and educational events.
Phone toll free: (800) 821-5927

Social Security Office – Washington
Apply for Social Security Disability benefits
Toll free: (800) 772-1213
Toll free TDD: (800) 325-0778

Washington Speech and Hearing Association
An organization which promotes professional excellence in speech-language pathology and audiology for those with disabiities
Phone: (206)367-8704

Washington State Department of Early Learning
Offers assistance on information on child care or preschool. Getting your child ready for school. State-funded preschool – Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)
Phone: 1(866)482-4325

Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council
Information about the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, a federally funded Council mandated toidentify the most pressing needs of people with developmental disabilities in Washington and to develop innovative and cost effect ways to meet those needs
Phone: (800)634-4473

WithinReach :The Family Health Hotline
Ask questions about your child’s development and growth. Find services and support in your county. Connects families to food and health resources.
Phone: (206) 284-2465
Phone: 1(800)322-2588 (TTY relay: 711)




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