RESOURCES

      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.

                                                                                                                                            BEHAVIOR SUPPORTS 
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
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.   

                                                                                                                                             
COMMUNITY LIVING
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
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.

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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/

                                                                                                                                  EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
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.