Resources

Resources for People with Disabilities

State and County Agencies

We consider these agencies to be some of the most critical resources for the successful transition of our Adult Transition Program students. 

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

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.  

King County Developmental Disabilities (DD) Services

Support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to lead full, integrated, and productive lives.

Snohomish County DD Services

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.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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.

Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

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.

King County School-To-Work

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. 

Arc of King County

The Arc of King County serves all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan: from prenatal diagnosis through end of life care. 

Arc of Snohomish County

We are a part of the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Assistive Technology Supports

The Northwest Access Fund's mission is to promote access to technology and economic opportunity for individuals with disabilities in Washington State. 

Housing for People with Disabilities

Partners4Housing provides creative solutions to the housing crisis faced by our citizens with disabilities.

College Programs for Students with Disabilities

 

ACHIEVE at Highline Community College

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.

Community Integration and Employment Program at Shoreline Community College

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. 

Autism Spectrum Navigators Program

The Autism Spectrum Navigators (ASN) program offers individualized advocacy and access services and educational opportunities for Autistic Bellevue College students. 

Occupational & Life Skills Program at Bellevue College

Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) Bellevue College is an accredited associate degree program for adults with learning disabilities.

Washington State University (WSU) Responsibilities Opportunities Advocacy Respect (ROAR)

WSU ROAR (Responsibility Opportunities Advocacy and Respect) is a two-year inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Community Recreation Programs for People with Disabilities

Northshore Wranglers

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.

Northshore Adult Day Center

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.

Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

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.

Outdoors For All

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

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!

Seattle Parks and Recreation Specialized Programs

The Specialized Programs unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation offers year-round activities for people with disabilities.

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center is a community where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities.

Transportation

Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFT)

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.

King County ACCESS Transportation Service

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.

King County Metro Transit Instruction Program

Using public transportation can be a challenge for some people. Free training is available to both individuals with disabilities and seniors citizens. 

Snohomish County Dial A Ride Transportation (DART)

DART (Dial-A-Ride-Transportation) is designed for people whose disability or health condition prevents them from using regular fixed-route bus service.