Daily Life

Developmental Disabilities Administration
Home and community-based services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, including Medicaid Personal Care, Employment/Day, Supported Living, Therapies and Respite. Waiting lists may exist for some services, depending on available funding. Visit website

Department of Services for the Blind (DBS)
Serves children, youth and adults who are blind or have low vision. Visit website | Call: 800-552-7103

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
Services for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or hearing with a speech disability. Visit website | Phone: 800-637-5627

Independent Living Centers
Non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Visit website

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
A cash benefit program to help with daily living expenses (food, shelter, clothing) Visit website | Phone: 1-800-772-1213 / (TTY) 800-325-0778

Northwest Access Fund
Low interest loans for any type of assistive technology device or service, as well as vehicle and home modifications. Visit website | Phone: 877-428-5116 / (TTY) 888-494-4778

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP)
Resources and expertise to obtain the technology and related services needed for employment, education and independent living. Visit website | Phone: 800-214-8731


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