Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division
Department of Community and Human Services
COVID-19 Resource List
Visit the DCHS COVID Response page for a list of local and state resources and information about coronavirus as well as information about our department's response to COVID-19.
Achieve full, active, integrated and productive participation in community life.
Services for You and Your Family
Community Inclusion Services are available to people who are of retirement age (62 years or older), or over 21 years who and have tried traditional employment services for nine months or more.
Community Inclusion Services are based in the community the person lives and services are designed to support the goals and interests of the participant to development of relationships, skills and connections.
Provides behavioral support resources, community information and advocacy, systems navigation, training and technical assistance to individuals, families and providers.
About 1 of every 8 children has a challenge with development that makes them eligible for Birth-to-Three services. With early support, most children can catch up to their peers.
If you have concerns, your child and family may be able to access services to help everyone gain skills and knowledge to support their child's unique needs.
Employment services are community based, and individuals are supported to earn minimum wage or better. Services and supports are tailored to the individual with goal that all individuals can work and contribute in their community.
School-to-Work takes a team approach. You work with a job coach, your school, your parents, the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and others to help you find a job before you leave school.
School-to-Work also gives you and your family information on other services and how to plan for your future.
King County Board for Developmental Disabilities
2020 State Legislative Priorities
The King County Board for Developmental Disabilities will present state legislative priorities at their 30th Annual Legislative Forum on November 25, 2019, at the DoubleTree Suites located at 16500 Southcenter Parkway in Seattle from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. We will hear from individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family members, connect with legislators and learn about the following priorities:
2020 Legislative Priorities
- Build Capacity to Provide Equitable and Culturally Responsive Services for Individuals Across Their Lifespan.
- Increase Housing Options.
The King County Board for Developmental Disabilities also supports these issues:
- End the Exemption for Subminimum Wages.
Thank you to the event host, The Arc of King County and organizers from its King County Parent and Family Coalition. Thank you to Open Doors for Multicultural Families for their assistance with interpretation and cultural support.
Starting in March 2020, households across our region and across the country will have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Census. Your participation matters. Learn how you can promote a fair and accurate census at kingcounty.gov/census.
The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms. Call 1-800-525-0127 and press # for more information.
The Community Communication Network (CCN) is a partnership between Public Health – Seattle & King County (Public Health), Community and Faith based Organizations, and Community Leaders to ensure essential, and potentially, lifesaving information reaches all populations in King County.