The Arc of Washington State maintains this Resource Guide to enhance public access to information about services and resources available to residents in the State of Washington.
Non-profit and state and federal agencies, and a comprehensive list of documents that support intellectual and developmental disability issues will be listed in this Resource Guide.
The inclusion of any organization, agency or service in this resource guide does not imply or constitute an endorsement or recommendation, nor does exclusion imply disapproval.
The Arc of Washington State neither guarantees nor makes any representation as the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in its Resource Guide or external links.
Find alphabetically by name-click on corresponding letter.
Academic Accommodations for Students – As the number of individuals being diagnosed with learning disabilities has increased, so have the understanding and utilization of academic and technological strategies for accommodation. Achieving equal access through accommodations and universal design. Members of the largest group of students with disabilities have learning disabilities.
Action Network 2020 brochure
Action Network brochure (Spanish)
Adaptive Star Mobility Inc. – Adaptive Star was founded in 2009 with the purpose of providing families with alternative indoor/outdoor mobility products.
Advocacy Partnership Project Español
Advocacy Partnership Project 2020 brochure
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) – The American Association of People with Disabilities is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) – Criteria for ID Now Available in Eight Additional Languages! – AAIDD is pleased to make available translations of the three-pronged definitional/diagnostic criteria for intellectual disability on its website. http://bit.ly/2WqaRVF
Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS) – ACDS programs deliver on our mission statement – to serve individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lifetime. Our programs encompass three broad age categories: Early childhood and preschool years, 5 years plus, and adult years.
Being an Effective Advocate Español
Benefit Planning Services through Benefit U. Click on your county, if available, to book a new customer intake meeting and fill out the necessary intake forms. A color-coded map illustrates which Washington Counties are currently open for services. Bulletin (pdf) page 1 and page 2
Center for Independence (CFI)
Facts About the HCBS 5 New Waviers (Spanish)
FASD Focus NW We are the Washington State Affiliate to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Federal Benefits and State Services – Spanish
Guardianship booklet Spanish
Hot Tips 2020 booklet
Hot Tips booklet Español
Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program (ITEIP) System Improvement Project – The former Children’s Administration is now part of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families and the former Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is now part of the Health Care Authority. Content that previously was bookmarked through the Department of Social and Health Services website no longer is available.
Information for New and Expectant Parents – From the National Down Syndrome Congress
Invest in Life: Growing Your Options – Information-Sheet-2021
Keys for a Successful Advocacy Day 2019 Español
LifeSPAN Network – LifeSPAN’s mission is to support families who have a relative with disabilities plan a safe, secure and quality future for their relatives, beyond the lifetime of the parents.
Military Family Member Program – EFMP – Support for military families with the EFMP program help ensure all active duty families have medical, mental health, and special education needs met.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition – This site has been retired. If you are looking for publications, we may have them available from the main website for the Institute on Community Integration.
NOFAS WA now FASD Focus NW We are the Washington State Affiliate to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Office of the Education Ombudsman – In 2006, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 3127 to establish the Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) to reduce the opportunity gap by supporting families, students, educators, and communities in understanding the public K-12 education system and resolving concerns collaboratively. The legislature placed us within the Governor’s Office to ensure our independence from the public education system.
STOMP: Specialized Training of Military Parents – Provides families with federal information to gain a a better understanding of how to navigate through educational and medical systems when they have a child who has exceptional/special needs.
Supporting and Protecting Children, Youth and Families – July 1, 2018, the Department of Early Learning (DEL) became the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).
The Arc of WA brochure – Spanish
The History of State and National Activities, Events and Policies – Spanish booklet
Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation, Inc. – 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome or 22q (also referred to as Velocardiofacialsyndrome (VCFS), and/or DiGeorge syndrome) is a disorder caused by a small missing piece of the 22nd chromosome. This tiny missing portion of chromosome 22 can affect every system in the human body. 22q can be the cause of nearly 200 mild to serious health and developmental issues in children.
Violet Sees Free Glasses Program – WE can help you afford glasses for your child. Check out- https://www.violetsees.org/glasses Violet Sees Free Glasses Program CAN WE HELP YOU AFFORD GLASSES FOR YOUR CHILD? Please complete our Qualification Questionnaire to help us determine if your family would be a good fit for our program! You will hear back from us shortly after completing. If you have any questions or run into any problems, please email: JEN@VIOLETSEES.ORG
What’s Next? – A Vision of the Future Español booklet
Your Idea Can Be a State Law 2018 Español