|ADA Research Find a Dentist
|Advocacy ATLAS: Accessible Tools for Leadership and Advocacy Success – Produced by Genetics Alliance in collaboration with National Family Voice and Parent to Parent USA. It contains more than 250 resources and tools for individuals with special needs and their families.
|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.
|Attention Deficit Disorder Association – (ADDA) Information, resources, articles, services, support groups and more for individuals with attention deficit disorder.
|Autism Internet Modules (AIM) – AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism.
|Autism Outreach Project – A statewide lending library and resource-linked website or resources for educators and parents with special education needs. Some of the materials are available in Korean and Spanish languages.
|Autism Project: WA Department of Health – Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant challenges in communication, behavior and social interactions. Typically appearing within the first three years of life, autism affects each individual differently. Early screening, diagnosis, and services are essential to get the best results for children with autism.
|Autism Society of Washington State – The vision of the Autism Society of Washington is that every person with autism has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and be fully included in communities across Washington State.
|Autism Speaks: Autism & Your Family – Fifteen Tips for Your Family – As a result of her work with many families who deal so gracefully with the challenges of autism, Family Therapist, Kathryn Smerling, Ph.D., offers these five tips for parents, five for siblings and five for extended family members
|Autism Speaks: School Community Tool Kit – A tool kit to assist members of the school community in understanding and supporting students with autism.
|Autism Spectrum Connection – For individuals or family members wanting to learn more about autism or Asperger syndrome
|Autism Task Force 2016 Guidebook
|Basic Health Information for WA – Washington State Health Care Authority
|Bates Technical College Paraeducator Training
|Beginning the Conversation: From Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation – Talking with Kids about Tough Issues
|Booklets about prenatal diagnosis of a genetic condition – Letter case booklets for expectant parents who’ve received a prenatal diagnosis of a genetic condition
|Bookshare: Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities – Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.
|CdLS Society – The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation provides a host of services for anyone touched by this little-known genetic syndrome and other isolating conditions.
|Center for Change in Transition Services CCTS is a state – and contract – funded project housed in the College of Education at Seattle University.
|Center for Parent Information and Resources (NICHCY) – Much of the rich library of materials and publications that NICHCY produced over the years has a new home here, on this website of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR).
|CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) creating and implementing programs and services in response to the needs of adults and families affected by ADHD through collaborative partnerships and advocacy, including training for parents and K-12 teachers, hosting educational webinars and workshops, being an informative clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based ADHD information, and providing information specialists to support the ADHD community.
|CHADD – Spanish – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
|Child Health Information and Resources – A Division of Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc.
|Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
More sibling support information: www.siblingsupport.org
Compassionate Schools: The Heart of Learning and Teaching
CSHCN Coordinator List
Members of the Early Learning Advisory Council (ELAC) gathered for their final meeting under the Department of Early Learning (DEL) earlier this month. The council discussed topics ranging from the new early learning facilities grant program to the July 1, 2018 transition to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).
DEL Facebook Page
Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families
DEL Kindergarten Readiness Pilot
Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) Alert: Beginning July 1, 2018, the Department of Early Learning will become the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). After June 30, 2018, this website will no longer be updated. For the latest information on early learning, visit the DCYF website at www.dcyf.wa.gov.
Dental Care Guidance for Patients with Special Needs
Disability Resource Community
The Disability Resource Community is a platform designed for people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers to ask questions, share resources and build community around the things that matter most.
Connecting the Disability Community to Information and Opportunities.
Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities
FEMA-For the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of terrorism present a real challenge. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations. This booklet will help people with disabilities prepare and emergency plan to protect themselves, family, friends, personal care assistant and others in the support network in the event of an emergency. Post the plan where everyone will see it, keep a copy with you and make sure everyone involved in your plan has a copy.
Discussing Down Syndrome: A Physician’s Guide
From the National Down Syndrome Congress.
Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
DSHS DDA Publications
Order Printed Books, DVDs and Videos Go to the Department of Printing’s Myfulfillment.wa.gov They are always prepackaged in set quantities of books or DVDs for student teaching.
Eligibility for Developmental Disabilities Services
Emergency Preparedness Resources for Deaf, Blind and Limited Sight Populations
From the NE Texas Public Health District
Epilepsy Foundation Northwest
Family Resource Center: Providing education, information and support (Spanish)
Family Voices of Washington State
A Powerful Voice for Fathers and Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs. We do our work by connecting men with each other and with resources and information, by training men to tell their story and advocate for change and by working to promote inclusion.
FEAT of Washington (Families for Effective Autism Treatment)
Free Tool to Know and Share Family Health History
Going to College
A resource for teens with disabilities.
Going to Work: A Guide to SS Benefits
Growth and Development Ages 13 to 17 What Parents Need to Know
Advocates for Youth
Look up Diseases & Conditions (Mayo Clinic)
Healthcare Services and Supports WA
Washington State Health Care Authority
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and our grantees.
Infant and Early Childhood
The former Children’s Administration is now part of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. The former Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is now part of the Health Care Authority.
Infant and Early Childhood Conference Registration
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. July 1, 2018, the Department of Early Learning became the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).
Information About the Appeal Process if denied SS Benefits
Information for New and Expectant Parents
From the National Down Syndrome Congress
Information on How Washington State Provides DD Services
Developmental Disabilities Administration Services & Programs
Informing Families (Spanish)
Informing Families, Building Trust
A partnership for communication on developmental disabilities issues in Washington State
Interactive Collaborative Autism Network (ICAN)
Journal ‘Pediatrics’ Policy Statement on Emergency Info Forms and Preparedness
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington
My Next Steps: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Autism
UW Autism Center
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Neurodevelopmental Centers of Washington
NIH Website on Children and Medical Research
The safety of children remains the utmost priority for all NIH research studies.
Nutrition Training Grant CHDD
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.
OSPI Conferences, Trainings & Professional Development
This page is for training and professional development opportunities.
The Special Education Resource Library is intended to provide guidance and professional development resources on behalf of students with disabilities.
Outdoors For All
Our vision that people of all abilities recreate wherever and whenever they choose.
Parent Help 123: Benefit and resource finder
Parent Support_Ethnic Outreach Spanish
Parent to Parent of the United States
Resources About Sexuality & Children/Youth with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses
From the University of Michigan.
Resources for Grandparents & Other Relatives Raising Children
Kinship Care – Are you a grandparent or other family member raising a relative’s child? You are not alone. More than 47,000 individuals in Washington State are caring for one or more relative children (out of a total of 51,000). The financial, legal, and emotional issues of raising a relative’s child can be challenging. Services and support when raising a relative’s child can be a lifesaver.
Resources in Washington State
English, Spanish and Vietnamese (from Informing Families) Strategies to Support Real Lives: Connecting to Resources in WA State
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital Nutrition
Scholarships for Persons with Disabilities That Help Subsidize Education Expenses
Seattle Children’s Autism 200 Series
Seattle Children’s Continuing Education
Seattle Children’s Linkages Newsletter Online
Due to loss of funding from the Washington State Department of Health as of October 1, 2018, the Linkages newsletter will no longer be published. Please contact Beth.Crispin@seattlechildrens.org if you have any questions.
Seattle Children’s Medical Staff
The active medical staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital is comprised of over 1,200 physicians and other providers. They represent all of the pediatric medical and surgical specialties – general pediatrics as well as family practice.
Seattle Children’s Quicklinks
On-line Servies for Patients and Families
Sex Education for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum
Sexuality and Autism: Sex Education for Children and Teens with Autism
Sexuality and Autism: TEACCH Report
Sex Education for Individuals with Autism – Matching Programmes to levels of functioning
Sibling Support Project
Social Security Administration: Benefits for Children
Social Security Benefits For People With Disabilities
Special Education Technology Center (SETC)
Spina Bifida Association of Washington State
SS/SSI Debit Card
Starting Point: Resource Booklet
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 Circles Curriculum
This program helps students “see” social distance and explains levels of intimacy and how those levels can change over time.
The Puzzle of Autism
Guide designed for education personnel working with students with ASD.
The Special Education Support Center
The Washington Assistive Technology Foundation (WATF)
Through the Looking Glass
National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities, is a community based nonprofit organization.
Tips on Beginning a New School Year for Children with Autism
Tips on Talking With Your Young Child About Sex
American Academy of Pediatrics and HealthyChildren.org
Transition Notebook (Adolescent Health Transition Project)
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
UCP affiliates provide services and support on a community-by-community basis, serving the unique needs of people with disabilities in their region.
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation
Our mission is to improve children’s lives and help families gain access to the care they need through medical grants. Helping Kids. Changing Lives
University of Washington Autism Center
UW Autism Center Early Start Denver Model Workshop (ESDM)
Valued Lives: Inspired Living
Valued Lives’ passion is to empower vulnerable people to have real choice, real control and a genuine voice in the design, planning and delivery of their own supports and services.
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
WA DOH Oral Health Program
Oral Health for People with Special Needs & Educational Materials Oral Health Promotion Card and Brochure for Children with Special Needs are also available in Spanish.
Walla Walla Transition Checklist
(created by Walla Walla P2P)
Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC)
Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
As a Department we are tied together by a single mission: to transform lives. Each administration within DSHS has a refined focus on this mission.
Washington DOH Community Health & Division Programs List
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.
Washington Education Association (WEA)
Washington Educational Service Districts (ESDs)
Washington Initiative for Supported Employment (WISE)
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Washington Sensory Disabilities Services
Washington State Child Care Resource & Referral Network
Serving Washington since 1989
Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL)
July 1, 2018, the Department of Early Learning became the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). June 30, 2018, this website will no longer be updated. For the latest information on early learning, visit the DCYF website at www.dcyf.wa.gov.
Washington State DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration
Washington State Life Opportunities Trust (Endowment Trust Fund)
Washington State School for the Blind
Washington Talking Book and Braille Library
Washington Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
Welfare Reform and SSI Childhood Disability
A Vision of the Future: The key is being prepared
WithinReach (Formerly Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies)
Yakima County Parent to Parent Uspanol