Local Organizations

The Arc of King County
The Arc of King County advocates for the right of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community, improving the quality of life for all of us.

The Arc of Washington State
The Arc of Washington State supports and empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families; connects and informs individuals and families; improves support and service systems; influences public policy; inspires inclusive communities. To find local chapters of The Arc, please look here.

Life Enrichment Options
This community-based nonprofit organization that advocates for and works to support individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their life vision and goals through supportive housing, recreation, employment opportunities and community education.

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
DDA 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 the community.

Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council
The DDC works to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families have access to supports that promote independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community of their choice.

Washington State Fathers Network
This organization’s focus is on assisting fathers as they become more competent and compassionate caregivers for their children with special needs.

Assisted Living
Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. Our organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. This organization has been featured on the Parkinson’s Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services – Health Finder, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.

Washington State Assistive Technology Act Program

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being
The Center for Child and Family Well-Being promotes the positive development and well-being of children and families by building multi-disciplinary research programs, translating research findings for application, and sharing knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.

Disability Rights Washington