There are many local and regional resources who may be able to assist your family in finding additional supports or services. Please download our comprehensive resource guide for a complete listing of resources for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Physical copies of the guides can be requested by emailing the Developmental Disabilities Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are a few quick links to organizations and resources that we refer people to often.
- Informing Families – This resource is provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council and offers trusted news and information to individuals and families that empowers them to be active participants in planning and building a network of support and opportunities. This website is offered in many languages and information can be filtered by age range to offer specific, relevant information for individuals and families.
- Arc of WA – The Arc of Washington is an advocacy organization that works to increase access and funding for services for people with developmental disabilities and their families, including; birth to three services, special education, employment and residential supports, health care, transportation, respite, and inclusion in the community. While Skagit County does not have a local Arc chapter, the statewide chapter can be a great resource and often hosts trainings and events.
- PAVE – PAVE provides support, training, information, and resources to empower and give voice to individuals, youth, and families impacted by disabilities. PAVE promotes and advocates for inclusive school environments and has resources related to IEPs, 504 plans, and other tools for families to use to ensure students have access to the supports and services they need to succeed in school.
Developmental Disabilities Program