RESOURCES

Academic Accommodation Resources

Achieving equal access through accommodations and universal design

American Occupational Therapy Association

AOTA provides the essential resources and guidance that inspires occupational therapy practitioners and students to be their passionate, creative best as they create solutions that facilitate participation in daily living for clients.

American Physical Therapy Association

Learn how a physical therapist can help you avoid surgery and prescription drugs, maximize your mobility, manage pain and chronic conditions, and improve your physical function and fitness.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA is committed to ensuring that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders receive services to help them communicate effectively.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Catholic Community Services

Our employees and volunteers come from many faith traditions to serve and support poor and vulnerable people through the provision of quality, integrated services and housing. Our focus is on those individuals, children, families, and communities struggling with poverty and the effects of intolerance and racism.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is a five-year project designed to strengthen the capacity of Head Start and child care programs to improve the social and emotional outcomes of young children.

Children’s Home Society

Our counseling and support groups provide a safe place to build loving families. We serve families with children from birth to 21 years old.

Columbia River Mental Health

Providing behavioral health and recovery services that transform the lives of children, adults, and families in the communities of SW Washington.

Community Services – Clark County, Washington

Community Services helps our County’s most vulnerable populations access services and opportunities that lead to a better life.

DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities

DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities

Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids

An estate plan lets you explain the type of medical care you want to receive if you become incapacitated. If you’re a parent, you can appoint a guardian for minor children or disabled dependents in a will or trust. This avoids the difficult process of having the court appoint a guardian.

Family Solutions

Family Solutions is a private, nonprofit, community mental health agency that provides a wide range of mental health services to meet the needs of children, youth and their families in SW Washington.

Free Clinic of SW Washington

We provide free, basic health care, dental and specialty care.

Head Start and Early Head Start

Full-day, full-year, center-based and home-based programs provide quality infant and toddler childcare and preschool programs.

Institute for Family Development

Providing Services for Intensive Family Preservation, Intensive Family Reunification and Evidence Based Child Welfare Programs

Job Accomodations Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues.

National Organization on Disability

We envision a world where all people with disabilities enjoy full opportunity for employment, enterprise and earnings, and employers know how to make the most of our talents.

Northwest Justice Project

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington’s largest publicly funded legal aid program. NJP works to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities.

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

Article regarding sensory overload

Resources for Military Families


Support for military families with special needs family members is provided through the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

A community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington state.

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

A free, bilingual Autism initiative for families with young children includes activities and materials to help with managing common challenges, simplifying everyday routines, and nurturing all children’s sense of belonging.

Social Security Administration

Social Security is committed to helping maintain the basic well-being and protection of the people we serve with retirement, disability, and survivors benefits.

Social Security Disability Resource Center

Resources for social security

The ARC Washington State

The Arc’s mission is to advocate for the rights and full participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Children’s Center

Children’s Center changes and saves lives by providing mental health services to children and families in Clark County.

Ticket to Work

Social Security's Ticket to Work Program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket Program is free and voluntary.

Vancouver School District Early Childhood Evaluation Center

The Early Childhood Evaluation Center provides assessment services to help identify children ages 3 through 5 who may have developmental delays.

Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council

The DDC advocates for equitable policies, programs, and practices that benefit all people with developmental disabilities and their families.

WorkSource

WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington.