For Families and Advocates
- Department of Community and Human Services, Developmental
Disabilities Division (KCDDD)
King County offers a variety
of services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities.
KCDDD’s website provides
information about programs, advisory groups, legislative
activities, employment, housing, Access and other services.
County Parent Coalition/ARC of King County
King County Parent Coalition is a group of concerned parents,
guardians and family members who have come together to
take action for members of their family who have developmental
disabilities. New members are always welcome. The site
offers contact information, a schedule of meetings as well
as extensive resource links.
- The ARC of Washington
Arc of Washington state provides services and programs
for people with developmental disabilities. The ARC of
Washington is affiliated with the ARC of the United States
and 11 local ARC chapters in Washington. The website supplies
both state and national legislative updates, extensive
resources and information about the organization’s
parent-to-parent support programs.
- Social Security Administration
Social Security Online provides information about Social Security, SSI and Disability.
- Washington Protection & Advocacy System
Washington Protection and Advocacy System is a private, non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. They provide free advocacy services, including disability rights information and referral; problem solving strategies for disability issues; community education and training; and legal services for disability discrimination or violation of rights.
Learn About Self Advocacy
(Leadership, Education, Advisory, Partnership) is a program
developed by ARC of King County to help prepare people
with developmental disabilities to assume leadership
roles. The focus of the project is to work with a select
few individuals and give them the tools necessary to
be leaders in whatever capacity fits their individual
interests and passions. A nomination form and brochure
can be downloaded from the website.
- SAIL (Self Advocates in Leadership Coalition)
Sail is a statewide coalition on developmental disabilities that strives to shape public policies affecting the lives of persons with developmental disabilities.
Supported Employment in King County
- King County
Supported Employment Guide (Adobe
book is intended to be a useful tool for adults ages
eighteen and over and their families, who want and need
support in their search for a job and/or other opportunities
for community involvement.
- Eastside Employment Services Participant
Handbook (Adobe PDF document)
The purpose of this handbook is to introduce you
to Individual Employment. If you find any part of
this handbook confusing or have questions about our
services at any time, please talk to one of our staff.
You will need Adobe Acrobat
Reader 4.0 to view and print the Participant
Handbook and the King County Supported
Employment Guide. If you do not already
have Acrobat, please click on the Acrobat icon
below to visit the Adobe Web site and download