Resources

Advocacy

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR):
The pre-eminent voice in Washington DC on behalf of private agencies that provide services and supports to people with intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities.

The Arc of Cowlitz County:
Advocacy and support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Cowlitz County Washington.

The Arc of King County:
Provides services and support to people with developmental disabilities and their families in King County Washington.

The Arc of the United States:
A national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families.

The Arc of Washington:
The Arc of Washington State’s mission is to promote the education, health, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, inclusion and choices of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Arc of King County:

Community Advocacy Coalition of Washington:
A coalition of advocates, family members and service providers for people with developmental disabilities in Washington State.

Half the Planet:
Tools for individuals with disabilities to lead independent, productive and exciting lives. Content includes news,legislative issues, community boards,travel, arts entertainment, classifieds, and resources.

Institute on Community Integration:
Great source of information publications, statistics and general information on community services to people with disabilities.

Disability Rights Washington
Pursuing justice on behalf of people with disabilities on matters related to their human, legal, and civil rights. Promoting Dignity, Equality and Self-Determination.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Provides free educational information, financial options and emotional support for parents and children affected by cerebral palsy.

www.thecplawyer.com.

Helps people whose children have been born with Cerebral Palsy understand their legal options. It also offers health and wellness information.

Government

Washington Administrative Code (WAC): http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/

Revised Code of Washington (RCW): http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/

Access America for People with Disabilities:
A Web site developed by the Presidential Task Force on the Employment of Adults with Disabilities bringing information on US federal programs, services, and resources to Americans with disabilities and their families.

Developmental Disabilities Council of Washington:
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is a council appointed by the Governor to plan comprehensive services for the State of Washington’s citizens with developmental disabilities.

Washington State Office of Financial Management:
How state services are funded.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration:
The Developmental Disabilities Administration strives to develop and implement public policies that will promote individual worth, self-respect, and dignity such that each individual is valued as a contributing member of their community.

Washington State Legislature
A great tool for locating your state representatives and advocating with the legislature to adequately fund, maintain and improve services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Related Disability Organizations

American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR):
AAMR promotes global development and dissemination of progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual disabilities.

Autism Society of America:
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.

Autsim Society of Washington:
Washington State chapter of the Autism Society of America.

Easter Seals Washington:
Easter Seals Washington is a non-profit, community- based health and human service organization.

Epilepsy Foundation of Washington:
The mission of EFW is to provide comprehensive services to individuals and families affected by epilepsy and developmental disabilities, and to increase public awareness of disabilities.

Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities:
This guide has been created to help individuals living with disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own.

United Cerebral Palsy Association:
As one of the largest health charities in America, UCP’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, through our commitment to the principles of independence, inclusion and self-determination.

 

Washington State Home Care Referral Registry

http://www.hcrr.wa.gov/

Columbia Legal Services

http://www.columbialegal.org/

King County Parent Coalition
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/DDD/services/advocacy/parentcoalition.aspx

Washington Administrative Code (certified community residential services and supports)
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=388-101

King County Division Of Developmental Disabilities
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/DDD.aspx

Crisis Clinic

http://www.crisisclinic.org/

Self Advocates In Leadership (SAIL)

http://www.sailcoalition.org/

Self Advocates Of Washington (SAW)

http://wearesaw.org/services.htm

People First Of Washington

http://www.peoplefirstofwashington.org/

Communicating with a child with Autism, A Parent’s Guide: http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/communicating-with-an-autistic-child-a-parents-guide.php