- State and County Agencies
- College Programs for Students with Disabilities
- Community Recreation Programs for People with Disabilities
- Housing Resources
We consider these agencies to be some of the most critical resources for the successful transition of our Adult Transition Program students.
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to obtain services and supports based on individual preference, capabilities and needs, and which promote everyday activities, routines and relationships common to most citizens.
Support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to lead full, integrated, and productive lives.
We are here to foster inclusive communities that support people with developmental disabilities to fully participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life.
Commonly known as "SSI," this is an important financial resource for young adults with developmental disabilities. It is one of the most important federal programs for people with developmental and similar disabilities.
At the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), we believe that every individual has the right to work. Work plays a big part in an individual’s quality of life, and DVR provides services to individuals who want to work but need assistance due to a physical, sensory, cognitive or mental disability.
The King County School-to-Work Project (S2W) aims to help students with developmental disabilities leave school with a job, and to create a seamless transition to adult life and support services. The Northshore School District contracts with PROVAIL Employment Services through the School to Work Program. Employment specialists will be working with students from both the Networks and Pathways programs who are in their final year of school, qualify for DDA, and receive SSI. Students meeting these criteria will receive services regardless of what county they live in.
The Arc of King County serves all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan: from prenatal diagnosis through end of life care.
We are a part of the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
The Northwest Access Fund's mission is to promote access to technology and economic opportunity for individuals with disabilities in Washington State.
Partners4Housing provides creative solutions to the housing crisis faced by our citizens with disabilities.
ACHIEVE is a comprehensive post-secondary transition program that includes credit and non-credit classes, intensive advising, involvement in campus life, community-based internships, and job placement services.
The Community Integration and Employment Program (CIEP) is a specially funded program within Student Support Programs at Shoreline Community College. The Program serves students with disabilities.
The Autism Spectrum Navigators (ASN) program offers individualized advocacy and access services and educational opportunities for Autistic Bellevue College students.
Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) Bellevue College is an accredited associate degree program for adults with learning disabilities.
WSU ROAR (Responsibility Opportunities Advocacy and Respect) is a two-year inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Since 1998 the Northshore Wranglers has delivered year-round, weekly and ongoing activities, including Special Olympics Sports. As a regional program unique to its service area, the Wranglers Special Recreation Program welcomes all individuals with intellectual, cognitive & developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers.
We are a non-profit, state-approved Adult Day Health Program serving adults experiencing physical, mental, or social problems associated with arthritis, diabetes, stroke, isolation, confusion, developmental disabilities, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions.
Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center (ABC) offers year-round classes and activities for adults, age 18 or older, with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
Founded in 1979 in the Pacific Northwest, Outdoors for All is a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities.
Friendship Adventures is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities by providing social, recreational and educational activities in a safe, engaging environment—building interpersonal skills, confidence and lifelong friendships ... one smile at a time!
The Specialized Programs unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation offers year-round activities for people with disabilities.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center is a community where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities.
Since 1936, The Arc of Washington State has been a leader in the development of services and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and in providing support to their families. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, The Arc of Washington State is composed of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, professionals, and concerned members of the community. Year Round Recreation/Summer Camp List Maintained by the Arc of WA: Camp Resources.
Year Round Recreation/Summer Camp List Maintained by the Seattle Children’s Autism Center: Camp Resources
The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) entitles senior riders (age 65 or older), riders with a disability and Medicare card holders to reduced fares on the following public transportation systems in the Puget Sound region. You must apply and complete an application for the reduced fare permits or ORCA cards.
ACCESS provides door to door transportation services to people with disabilities. You must apply and qualify for ACCESS services. You must phone the call center from one to three days in advance of your trip to request a ride. Same-day trips are not available.
Using public transportation can be a challenge for some people. Free training is available to both individuals with disabilities and seniors citizens.
DART (Dial-A-Ride-Transportation) is designed for people whose disability or health condition prevents them from using regular fixed-route bus service.
Students without DDA services can potentially be eligible for services through a different part of DSHS, called Home and Community Services. It is part of ALTSA, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration Aging and Long-Term Support Administration | DSHS (wa.gov), so while many of their services are geared towards older individuals that have become disabled due to age, injury or illness, anyone who qualifies financially by having Medicaid and has personal care needs can qualify, including young adults with developmental disabilities.
Through HCS, individuals can qualify for both in-home personal care or an Adult Family Home. The assessment is similar to the DDA’s but a little shorter and would determine whether or not they would qualify for services. See contact information for both the King County office and closest Snohomish County office.
Your local HCS staff are experts in the long-term services and supports available for adults in your community
King County HCS
1737 Airport Way S Suite 130 & P. O. Box 24847
Alt. Phone: 1-800-346-9257
20311 52nd Ave W. Suite 302
Phone: 425 977-6530
Alt. Phone: 1-800-780-7089
TTY: 425 977-6534
Fax: 425 977-6579