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Family Resource Center
Human Services Council
Seattle Community Network (SCN) – Disabilities
United Way InfoLink Information & Referral Assistance (Kitsap County)
Advocacy & Legal Rights
disAbilities Law Project
Northwest Disability Business Technical Assistance Center
Washington Disability Law Resources
Washington Protection and Advocacy System (WPAS)
National Resources
AARP Washington
ElderWeb Washington
Pierce County Aging and Long Term Care
Seattle Aging & Disability Services
Southwest Washington Agency on Aging
U.S. Administration on Aging – Washington: State and Area Agencies and Programs
Washington State Aging and Adult Services Administration (AASA)
National Resources
AIDS/HIV Care Access Project (ACAP)
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association – Chapters in Washington

Inland Northwest Chapter
Western and Central Washington State Chapter

National ResourcesArts

VSA arts of Washington

National ResourcesAssistive Technology

Eastern Washington Assistive Technology Resource Center (EWARATRC)

Seattle Public Library – Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA)

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction – Special Education Technology Center (SETC)

National ResourcesAsthma

American Lung Association – Washington State Asthma Initiative

Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center

National ResourcesAutism

Autism Society of Washington (ASW)

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington

National ResourcesBlindness and Visual Impairments

Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted (CSBPS)

Evergreen Radio Reading Service

Greater Eastside Lions Low Vision Clinic

Low Vision Care at University of Washington Medical Center

Louis Braille Center

Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind

Vision Awareness

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)

Washington State School for the Blind

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

National ResourcesBrain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Washington State

University of Washington Brain Injury Services

National ResourcesCerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington

United Cerebral Palsy of Pierce County

National ResourcesChildren

See also Developmental Disabilities, Education, Wish-Granting Organizations

Adolescent Health Transition Project

All Our Children [link added 3/31/02]

Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center

Center for Children with Special Needs

The Fathers Network

kids.health.2001 (Medicaid)

March of Dimes – Washington State Chapter

Mary Bridge Children’s Health Alliance (MBCHA)

NICHCY State Contact Sheet


Sibling Support Project

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)

Washington PAVE (Parents Are Vital in Education)

Washington State Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program (ITEIP)

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction – WAEYC Early Childhood Inclusion Project

National ResourcesCommunication Disorders

Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center

Washington Speech and Hearing Association (WSHA)

National ResourcesCystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Washington Chapter

National ResourcesDeafness and Hearing Impairments

See also Communication Disorders

Deaf Washington Web


DeafWeb Washington

Eastern Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hands in Motion (Washington State University American Sign Language Club)

Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Seattle Public Library – LEAP – Deafness, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing Resources

South Eastern Washington Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Southwest Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Washington Relay

Washington School for the Deaf

Washington State Association – Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People (WASA-SHHH)

Washington State Association of the Deaf

National ResourcesDevelopmental Disabilities

The Arc of Washington State

The Arc of Cowlitz Valley
The Arc of King County
The Arc of Spokane

Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD)

King County Developmental Disabilities Division (KCDDD)

Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council

National ResourcesDiabetes

American Diabetes Association – Serving Washington

National ResourcesDown Syndrome


National ResourcesEducation

See also Children, Education, Higher

RSVP Washington (Recruitment/Retention System for Vital Personnel in Washington State)

Washington Federation Council for Exceptional Children [link not working 10/24/01]

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction – Center for Change in Transition Services

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction – Special Education

Washington State Special Education Coalition

National ResourcesEducation, Higher

Seattle Community College – Center for Deaf Students [link not working 10/24/01]

University of Washington DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) ProgramEmployment

See Vocational Rehabilitation

National ResourcesEpilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation Washington

National ResourcesFetal Alcohol Syndrome

FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) Family Resource Institute

Washington State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network FAS DPN

National ResourcesFinancial Information

See also Wish-Granting Organizations

Finding Your Way in Managed Care A Guide for Washington Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs [added 2/26/02]

kids.health.2001 (Medicaid)

Lifetime Advocacy Plus

Washington Health Foundation – Community Health Access Programs

Washington State Medical Assistance Administration

Workers’ Guide to Industrial Insurance

National ResourcesHealth (General)

H.E.R.E. in Washington (Health Education Resource Exchange)

Washington Health Care

Washington Health Foundation

Washington State Department of Health

National ResourcesHeart Disorders

American Heart Association Northwest Affiliate

National ResourcesHousing

Accessible Housing in Washington State [link not working 10/24/01]

National Directory of Home Modification and Repair Programs – Washington

National ResourcesIndependent Living

Center for Independence

disAbility Resource Center

Independent Living Resources

Washington Coalition of Citizens with disABILITIES (WCCD)

Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – Independent Living Program

National ResourcesLearning Disabilities

Children’s Institute for Learning Differences

Learning Disabilities Association of Washington

Washington State Resources (LD OnLine)

Washington State Resources (National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities)

National ResourcesLeukemiaLeukemia & Lymphoma Society – Washington/Alaska ChapterMental Illness

KEN Mental Health Services Databases – Washington

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Tri-Cities (NAMITC)

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction – BEACONS – Behavioral and Emotional Assessment and Curriculum for the Ongoing Needs of Students with or at Risk of Developing Emotional Disturbance

National ResourcesMental RetardationSee Developmental DisabilitiesMulti-Services Agencies

Easter Seals Washington

Northwest Center

PROVAILMultiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County

Multiple Sclerosis Research and Training Center at the University of Washington

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Washington

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Greater Washington Chapter
National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Inland Northwest Chapter

National ResourcesPhenyleketonuria (PKU)

University of Washington PKU Clinic

National ResourcesPolio and Post-Polio

University of Washington Post-Polio Clinic

National ResourcesRecreationSee Sports and RecreationRehabilitation

See also Vocational Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Enterprises of Washington (REW) (trade association for Community Rehabilitation Programs)

St. Lukes Rehabilitation Institute

University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

National ResourcesRespite Services

National Respite Locator Service – Washington Respite Programs

National ResourcesRespiratory Disorders

American Lung Association of Washington

National ResourcesSpeech Disorders

See also Communication Disorders

National Stuttering Association – Seattle Chapter

National ResourcesSpinal Cord Injury

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System [updated 3/2004]

National ResourcesSports and Recreation

Special Olympics Washington

Washington State Accessible Outdoor Recreation Guide

National ResourcesTransportation

Project ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – Washington Cities

University of Washington Driving Rehabilitation Program

Washington Coalition of Citizens with disAbilities – [Metro] Bus Travel Training

National ResourcesVocational Rehabilitation

Seattle Goodwill

State of Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Services in Washington for Patients with Disabilities

Work Opportunities

National ResourcesWish-Granting Organizations

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska, Montana, Northern Idaho & Washington

Wishing Star Foundation

National Resources

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