Community Resources and Services
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) - To apply for a determination of DDA eligibility, you will find detailed instructions and the forms you need to complete and DDA eligibility packet on the DDA website's eligibility page.
CAREGIFTED - Gives respite to full-time, unpaid family caregivers through restorative all-expense paid getaways, and seeks to raise awareness about those caregivers. For more information visit www.caregifted.org.
Informing Families Building Trust (IFBT) - A website that provides timely, trusted and easy-to-understand information to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The IFBT project provides accurate information about news/changes the Division of Developmental Disabilities , helpful resources, access to videos and news stories and much, much more. See for yourself at www.informingfamilies.org
Life Span Respite Washington - This respite voucher system provides short breaks for unpaid family caregivers. To learn more call 1-800-678-5708 or visit www.lifespanrespitewa.org.
Matrix Parent Network - A parent network offering many on-line resources for parents supporting a child with a developmental disability, including information about transition, special education, IEP/504 plans, behavior management, assistive technology and more. Go to www.matrixparents.org.
Washington Connection - This website offers a way for you to find and apply for a variety of services and assistance online. Visit www.washingtonconnection.org/home for more information.
Association for Positive Behavior Supports - A great website dedicated to providing Positive Behavior Supports for your child focusing on emotional and behavioral disorders. http://www.apbs.org/new_apbs/emotionDesc.aspx
Boundless Assistive Technology - One stop resource for assistive technology sales and support.www.boundlessat.com
ChildBe - An online behavior management system for children. www.childbe.com
Special Learning - An online training for behavior management and fundamental ABA teaching techniques. www.special-learning.com
Cerebral Palsy Guide - A website providing free support and resources to parents and families affected by Cerebral Palsy across the United States and abroad. Go to www.cerebralpalsyguide.com.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance - A website providing vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Go to www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com.
Family Mentor Project - A website for people with developmental disabilities who are transitioning into the community and their families. Features a supported living locator and family mentor guide. Click here:www.familymentorproject.info/resources
DisAbility Rights Galaxy - A public awareness and disability advocacy project featuring articles, videos, discussion boards and more. Go to www.disabilityrightsgalaxy.com
Inclusion Daily Express - An international disability rights news service. Go to www.inclusiondaily.com.
EDUCATION and MONEY MATTERS
College Resources for Students with Disabilities - www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities
Moneygeek.com - A website offering free financial tools, calculators and resources to simplify choices for your money and your future. This website has a scholarship guide for students with disabilities. Go to www.moneygeek.com.
We Connect Now - A website for college students who have learning or other disabilities. Go to www.weconnectnow.wordpress.com.
Think College - A website for people with intellectual disabilities who would like to attend college. Go to www.thinkcollege.net.
PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment) - A nonprofit organization helping families navigate the special education system, (509) 570-8512. www.wapave.org/
Spokane Prepares - A website offering information about how people with disabilities and special needs in Spokane can prepare for emergencies and natural disasters. Go to www.spokaneprepares.org for more information.