Ages 3-6: Resources



Health

Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD)
A special program of the School of Dentistry that treats persons with severe disabilities. Find a directory of dentists trained to treat children with special needs, as well as helpful dental care fact sheets related to specific conditions.

Family to Family Health Information Center
Family to Family helps families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them identify sources that may be of use when looking for healthcare funding. The F2F HIC understands the issues that families face. They provide advice, offer a multitude of resources, and tap into a network of other families and professionals for support and information.

Parenthelp123
Parenthelp123 is operatged by the statewide non-profit WithinReach, and helps Washington State families find services in their communities and apply for health insurance, food assistance programs and more. The website also provides important health information for pregnant women, children and families.

Education

Office of the Education Ombuds
The OEO facilitates the resolution of individual complaints regarding issues or concerns that impact any student in Washington’s public school system.

Special Education Technology Center
Assists with the special technology needs of special education students.

Planning

DD Life Opportunities Trust (aka DD Endowment Trust Fund)
Considerations in planning for the future may include wills and special needs trusts.  One option for you to explore is the DD Endowment Trust Fund (ETF), administered by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council. This public/private partnership creates a stable resource to enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.  For more information, call toll-free 1-888-754-8798.

My Life Plan
Created by a partnership between the DD Council and The Arc of Washington State, is a free online tool to help you plan for the future. The questions have been designed with input from families and professionals to identify age-specific questions related to a person’s strengths, interests. My Life Plan puts the individual at the center of life decisions every step of the way.

Other Resources

Basic Food
Monthly benefits to help low-income individuals and families buy food. 1-877-501-2233

Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD)
A range of on-site clinical service programs that serve primarily children, with or at risk for developmental, learning, and behavioral problems.



2017

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  • Informing Families is a partnership for better communication, provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council in collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration and other partners throughout the state.