Family Resources

Seattle Childrens Children with Special Healthcare Needs Family Resource Center
Seattle Children’s Center for Children with Special Needs is an information source for families and professionals. We provide information and resources, program evaluation and needs assessment, health education and training. Please Note: They do not provide direct care, evaluation or treatment for individual children.
Ages Served: All
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Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
DVR provides services to individuals who want to work but need assistance due to a physical, sensory, cognitive or mental disability. A DVR counselor works with each individual one-on-one to design a customized, step-by-step plan to achieve the desired job goal.
Ages Served: Transitioning/Young Adults
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Within Reach & Parent Help 123
Call for any and all questions related to services, healthcare, state benefits, and more. English, Spanish, and other languages available.
Ages Served: All
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Arc of Washington State
The Arc offers many supports for individuals with ID/DD and their families. Check out the state website to get connected to the Arc chapter nearest you. Many Arc’s offer resources for supported living, how to sign up for SSI/DDA, and educational advocacy.
Ages Served: All
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Developmental Disabilities Administration
State benefits (if eligible) for support living, therapies, respite, and behavior supports.
Ages Served: All
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Informing Families
Comprehensive website listing resources by age group.
Ages Served: All
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Washington State Fathers Network
Washington State Fathers Network (WSFN) connects men, who have a child in their life with special health care needs, with each other.  We also provide resources, information, advocacy  and education, plus opportunities for “all family” celebrations.
Ages Served: All
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Sibling Support Project
Helps local communities start Sibshops—lively peer support groups for school-age brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.
Ages Served: All
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Parent to Parent (P2P) of Washington State
Matches you with an individual parent expert whose son or daughter also has a disability. Parent coordinators live near you and can help you navigate state supports, financial issues, and other resources . Local Programs offer support groups, family social events, sibling support and trainings. They also have Facebook pages and on-line newsletters.
Website (click on the orange heart and you will see a page that lists all Programs across the state and how to contact the parent coordinators.)
Ages Served: All
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Starting Point Guide (via Seattle Childrens)
Ages Served: All
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Crisis Clinic 211
Ages Served: All
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