Links for Youth

Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is a nationwide program that works towards elevating achievement in education and workforce development through innovative leadership development with the goal of better preparing young people with disabilities for careers, college, and citizenship. Rooted in Rights utilizes pure and accessible stories from within Washington State to truly channel narratives surrounding Read More

Links for Military Families

Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) – ECHO may help some military families who have a family member with special needs. ECHO focuses on integrated sets of services and supplies beyond those available through TRICARE programs. Services are intended to reduce the disabling effects of a beneficiary’s condition. ECHO is only available as a supplement to TRICARE Read More

Links for Health & Wellness

National Family Voices  – Access and contact information for state Family-to-Family (F2F) Health Information Centers. Direct support for children or youth with special health care needs, such as premature birth; autism; mental, behavioral, or emotional health issues; a genetic diagnosis; or a physical or developmental disability. The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (National Center) is Read More

Links for Parent & Family

Arc of Washington – A statewide website with county support, resources and information focused on intellectual and developmental disability.  Look here to find your local Parent to Parent (P2P) support!  Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) – Where to apply for respite, in home care and other state services when there is a qualifying disability Department of Children Youth and Read More