Resources for Children with Mental Illness

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Apple Health  and  Apple Health 4 Kids
Formerly known as Medicaid, Apple Health provides health insurance coverage for children and adults with low-income.

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
If your child is enrolled with DDA, you may request a MH evaluation and assessment with a DDA contracted resource.

Regional Support Networks
If you suspect that your child has a serious mental health disorder and is covered by Apple Health/ Medicaid, you can request MH evaluation services through the Regional Support Network (RSN).

If your child is involved in multiple service systems, you may ask if wraparound
planning is offered in your area through your local RSN. Wraparound planning is an intensive, individualized care planning process for individuals with complex needs.

Evaluations & Treatment

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Diagnostic evaluations and short-term mental health treatment for children and teens up to age 18. A full diagnostic evaluation (two or three visits) can clarify why a child is having emotional and behavioral problems and how a mental health or medical professional can help. Toll-Free: 866-987-2000 (ask for Psychiatry and Behavioral
Medicine);  Direct Line to Psychiatry: 206-987-2164

Regional Support Networks
(see State Services)

Developmental Disabilities Administration
(see State Services)

Autism Resources

Seattle Children’s Hospital Autism Center
Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support for autism spectrum disorders.
Seattle: 206-987-8080

NW Autism Center
Information and referral to services, providers, support and resources in the Spokane area and beyond. Community Connections Office (Spokane): 509-328-1582

UW Autism Center
Clinical services, research, and training devoted to supporting individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders (birth through young adulthood).
Toll-free Information and Resource line: 877-408-8922

Advocacy, Information & Support

NAMI Washington (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Advocacy, information and support for individuals with mental illness and
their families. Seattle Office: 206-783-4288

WA Autism Alliance and Advocacy
Support to families and advocacy for improved access to healthcare, education & resources. Redmond Office: 425-894-7231

Autism Society of Washington State
Information & Referral to Families. Toll-Free: 888-279-4968

FEAT of Washington (Families for Effective Treatment of Autism)
Information & referral. Bellevue Office: 425-223-5126



Updated on Jul/16/2015

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