Washington Autism Resources

       Washington State Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities. For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services. PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY
Organizations


Technology Related
Assistance.

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5.
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
INFANTS EARLY
Intervention System.
DEPT. OF  MENTAL HEALTH
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE 
Program.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Program.
PARENTS
Training and Information Project.
STATE VOCATIONAL  Rehabilitation Agency. MENTAL HEALTH 
Agency 
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Douglas Gill, Director 
Special Education Section 
Superintendent of Public Instruction 
P.O. Box 47200 
Olympia, WA 98504-7200 
(360) 753-6733

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Anne Shureen, Coordinator
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 
P.O. Box 47200 
Olympia, WA 98504-7200 
(360) 753-0317

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Sandy Loerch, IDEA Intervention Coordinator
Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program
Department of Social & Health Services
P.O. Box 45201
Olympia, WA 98504-5201 
(360) 902-8490 (Voice); (360) 902-7864 (TTY)
URL: http://www.wa.gov/dshs/iteip/iteip.html 

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Jeanne Munro, Director 
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
Department of Social and Health Services 
P.O. Box 45340
Olympia, WA 98504-5340 
(360) 438-8008 

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

Carlane J. Washington, Program Supervisor 
Special Needs and OCR
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200 
(360) 753-0555

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Jann Hoppler, Director
Mental Health Division 
Department of Social & Health Services
P.O. Box 45320
Olympia, WA 98504-5320
(360) 902-0790

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Jann Hoppler, Director
Community Services, Mental Health Division 
Department of Social & Health Services
P.O. Box 45320
Olympia, WA 98504-5320 
(360) 902-8070

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

Timothy R. Brown, Director 
Division of Developmental Disabilities 
Department of Social & Health Services 
P.O. Box 45310 
Olympia, WA 98504-5310 
(360) 902-8484

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Ed Holen, Director 
DD Council 
P.O. Box 48314 
Olympia, WA 98504-8314 
(360) 753-3908

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Mark Stroh, Executive Director 
WA Protection & Advocacy System 
1401 East Jefferson, Suite 506 
Seattle, WA 98122 
(206) 324-1521

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Jerry Johnsen, Director 
Client Assistance Program 
P.O. Box 22510 
Seattle, WA 98122 
(206) 721-5999; (800) 544-2121 (In WA)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Maxine Hayes, Assistant Secretary
Community & Family Health
Department of Health
P.O. Box 47830
Olympia, WA 98504-7830 
(360) 753-7021

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Shirley Smith, Director 
Dept. of Services for the Blind 
1400 South Evergreen Drive, SW, Suite 100
P.O. Box 40933
Olympia, WA 98504-0933 
(360) 586-1224; (800) 552-7103
E-mail: SHISMITH@dsb.wa.gov
URL: http://www.wa.gov/dsb

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Leon Curtis, Director
Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Department of Social and Health Services
P. O. Box 45300
Olympia, WA 98504-5300
(360) 902-8000 (V/TTY); (360) 753-0699 (TTY)
(800) 422-7930 (Voice message only)
(800) 422-7941 (TTY message only)
E-mail: curtigl@dshs.wa.gov

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 587-3700
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
(216) 350-9595
(800) 487-2282 (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Ron Finlay, President
Brain Injury Association of WA
P.O. Box 52890
Bellevue, WA 98015-2890
(425) 451-0000; (800) 523-5438 (in WA)

Wanda Godin
Head Injury Support Group
St. Peter Hospital
413 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506

Cerebral Palsy 
G. Tim Gojio, Executive Director 
United Cerebral Palsy of WA 
18560 1st N.E., MS#2
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 361-1125 

Epilepsy 
Yolanda Larson, Executive Director
Epilepsy Association of WA 
3800 Aurora Avenue, North
Suite 370
Seattle, WA 98103 
(206) 547-4551; (800) 752-3509
E-mail: epilepsy@juno.com

Learning Disabilities 
Learning Disabilities Association of WA 
7819 159th Place N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052-7301 
(206) 882-0792; (800) 536-2343 (Information and referral, in WA)
(206) 882-0820 (Business Line)

Mental Health 
Arlene Engel, President 
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of WA 
4305 Lacey Blvd 
Lacey, WA 98503 
(360) 754-1185; (800) 877-2649 

Mental Retardation 
Sue Elliott, Executive Director
The Arc of Washington State
1703 State Avenue NE
Olympia, WA 98506 
(360) 357-5596

Speech and Hearing 
Charles Madison, President 
WA Speech & Hearing Association 
2033 Sixth Ave, Suite 804
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-6020

Spina Bifida 
Spina Bifida Association of Puget Sound 
P.O. Box 12669 
Mill Creek, WA 98082-0669 
(206) 726-3984

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Garry Wyckoff, President & CEO
Easter Seal Society of Washington 
521 Second Avenue, West 
Seattle, WA 98119 
(206) 281-5700 (V/TTY); (800) 678-5708
E-mail: gwyckoff@seals.org
URL: http://www.seals.orgCassie Johnston, 
IDEA Early Intervention Parent Paricipation Coordinator
Parents Are Vital in Education (PAVE)
Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Program
6316 South 12th
Tacoma, TA 98465
(253) 565-2266 (V/TTY); (800) 298-3543

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Michael Guralnick, Director 
Center on Human Development and Disability
Box 357920, University of Washington 
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
(206) 543-2832

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Debbie Cook, Project Director
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
ATRC/University of Washington
P.O. Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
(260) 685-6836 (V/TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECTS

Joanne Butts, Executive Director 
Parents Are Vital in Education (PAVE) 
6316 South 12th Street
Tacoma, WA 98465 
(253) 565-2266 (V/TTY); (800) 572-7368 (In WA only) 
E-mail: wapave9-2@idt.net
Heather Hebdon
PAVE/STOMP
6316 South 12th Street
Tacoma, WA 98465
(253) 565-2266 (V/TTY); (800) 572-7368
E-mail: wapave9-2@idt.net

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Parent-to-Parent Support Programs 
10550 Lake City Way N.E., Suite A
Seattle, WA 98125-7752
(206) 364-3814; (800) 821-5927 (In WA, OR and ID)

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Jim Carpenter, Executive Director
Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers
2003 65th Avenue, West
Tacoma, WA 98466-6215
(253) 565-2153; (800) 562-3804 (in WA only)

 



Washington Web
 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights 
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
Washington State Chapter – NAAFACommunity
State information and services
Constitution, Law, and the Courts 
Tri-Cities Free-Net
Washington State and Local Government
Washington Alliance for Arts Education
Beaver Lake Community Club
Central Area Development Association
Center for Human Services
Family Services
Human Services Council
Lutheran Social Services
Maple Valley Community Center
National Coalition Building Institute of Seattle
Thurston Community Network
ALTC of SE Washington
Service To At-Risk SeniorsConsumer Protection 
Washington Citizen Action

Crime 
Washington Coalition of Crime Victims Advocates

Peace and Conflict Resolution 
Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia
Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment
Peace Action of Washington
Washington Ceasefire

Safety 
Washington State Institute for Community Oriented Policing

Job Training and Workplace 
CareerNET (Career Resource Center)

Disability Information 
DO IT Disabilities
Easter Seal Society of Washington
Disability Resources – University of Washington
Hearing Speech and Deafness Center
Independent Living Service Center (ILSC)
Kids on the Block (North Sound)
Rehabilitation Enterprises of Washington
Service Alternatives
Special Olympics Washington
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
Washington Coalition of Citizens with disABILITIESHealth
Health and Social Services 
CH.A.D.D. of Snohomish Co.,WA
Cancer Lifeline
PsychoAnalytic Associates of Seattle
Sibling Support Project
Crisis ClinicFamily and Parenting 
National Child Care Information Center
Interracial Family Network of Seattle-King County
Planned Parenthood of Spokane and Whitman Counties
Planned Parenthood of Western Washington
Project Baby Love
Sibling Support Project
Office of the Family and Children’s Ombudsman(OFCO)

Community Service (Volunteering) 
AmeriCorps Network Northwest
Key Club – Pacific Northwest District
Seattle Volunteer
Tumwater Lions Club

Hunger and Poverty 
Food Lifeline
Northwest Harvest
Opportunity Council
Seednet
University District Food Bank

Education 
Schools
District 7 Toastmasters
Federal Way Women’s Network ESL Project
Rhetoracles Toastmasters
Safe Schools Coalition of Thurston County
Science Club
Washington Alliance for Arts Education
Washington State Neighborhood Networks Consortium
Washington State PTARecovery, Addiction, and Abuse 
Center for Human Services
One Step At A Time (OSAT)
Children and Youth 
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of King County
Center for Human Services
Christmas House of Everett
ClamDyp
Community Youth Services
NCEE Summer Camp
Neutral Zone
Gary Payton Foundation
Ryther Child Center
Seattle Youth Involvement Network
Wishing Star Foundation
YMCA at Washington State University at Pullman
YMCA Camping Services of Seattle
YWCA of Seatttle-King County
Computers and Technology 
Association for Women in Computing – Puget Sound Chapter
Civic Access
ClamDyp
Washington State Neighborhood Networks Consortium
Seattle Computer Professionals Social Responsibility
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
Homelessness and Housing 
Christmas in April Kitsap
Habitat for Humanity of East King County
Real Change Homeless Newspaper
Seattle Habitat for Humanity
Tenants UnionDisaster Relief 
Red Cross Tacoma-Pierce County Chapter

 

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