STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION
Douglas Gill, Director
Special Education Section
Superintendent of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
(360) 753-6733 ; (360) 586-0126 (TTY)
Web: k12.wa.us/specialed/


PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES: AGES 3 THROUGH 5
Anne Shureen, Program Supervisor
Early Childhood Services
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
(360) 753-0317 ; (360) 586-0126 (TTY)
Web: www.k12.wa.us/specialed/EarlyChildhood/default.aspx


PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2
Sandy Loerch, IDEA Intervention
Coordinator
Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program
Department of Social & Health Services/
Division of Developmental Disabilities
P.O. Box 45201
Olympia, WA 98504-5201
(360) 902-8490 (Voice); (360) 902-7864  (TTY)
Web: del.wa.gov/providers-educators/early-support-infants-and-toddlers-esit


STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
AGENCY
Jeanne Munro, Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Social and Health Services
P.O. Box 45340
Olympia, WA 98504-5340
(360) 438-8008


OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
C.J.H. Dorsey, Program Supervisor
Special Needs and OCR
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
(360) 753-0555; (360) 664-3631  (TTY)


STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY
Jann Hoppler, Director
Mental Health Division
Department of Social & Health Services
P.O. Box 45320
Olympia, WA 98504-5320
(360) 902-0790


STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Jann Hoppler, Director
Community Services, Mental Health Division
Department of Social & Health Services
P.O. Box 45320
Olympia, WA 98504-5320
(360) 902-8070


STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM
Timothy R. Brown, Director
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Department of Social & Health Services
P.O. Box 45310
Olympia, WA 98504-5310
(360) 902-8484


STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
Ed Holen, Director
DD Council
P.O. Box 48314
Olympia, WA 98504-8314
(360) 753-3908; (800) 634-4473 (V/TTY)
Web: ddc.wa.gov


PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY
Disability Rights – Washington
Mark Stroh, Executive Director
WA Protection & Advocacy System
1401 East Jefferson, Suite 506
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 324-1521
Web: disabilityrightswa.org


CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Jerry Johnsen, Director
Client Assistance Program
P.O. Box 22510
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 721-5999; (800) 544-2121 (In WA)


PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Maxine Hayes, Assistant Secretary
Community & Family Health
Department of Health
P.O. Box 47830
Olympia, WA 98504-7830
(360) 236-3703


STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Shirley Smith, Director
Dept. of Services for the Blind
1400 South Evergreen Drive, SW, Suite 100
P.O. Box 40933
Olympia, WA 98504-0933
(360) 586-1224; (800) 552-7103
Web: https://dsb.wa.gov/


PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
Leon Curtis, Director
Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Department of Social and Health Services
P. O. Box 45300
Olympia, WA 98504-5300
(360) 902-8000 (V/TTY); (360) 753-0699 (TTY)
(800) 422-7930 (Voice message only)
(800) 422-7941 (TTY message only)


REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY
Northwest DBTAC
WA State Governor’s Committee on Disability
Issue & Employment
P.O. Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046
(360) 438-4116 (V/TTY)


Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:
Children and Adults with
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
(CH.A.D.D)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
Web: http://www.chadd.org


National Attention Deficit Disorder
Association (ADDA)
9930 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Suite 3E
Mentor, OH 44060
(440) 350-9595
(800) 487-2282 (Voice mail to request information packet)
Web: www.add.org


Autism
To identify an autism group in your state, contact:
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0881; (800) 3-AUTISM
Web: http://www.autism-society.org


Brain Injury
Ed Miller, President
Brain Injury Association of WA
16365 N.E. 87th Street, Suite B-4
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 895-0047; (800) 523-5438 (in WA)
Web: http://www.biawa.org


Wanda Godin
Head Injury Support Group
St. Peter Hospital
413 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506


Cerebral Palsy
G. Tim Gojio, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of WA
18560 1st N.E., MS#2
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 361-1125


Epilepsy
Yolanda Larson, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation-Washington
3800 Aurora Avenue, North
Suite 370
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-4551; (800) 752-3509


Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of WA
7819 159th Place N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052-7301
(425) 882-0792; (800) 536-2343 (Information and referral, in WA)
(425) 882-0820 (Business Line)
Web: http://www.ldawa.org


Mental Health
Arlene Engel, President
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of WA
4305 Lacey Blvd
Lacey, WA 98503
(800) 877-2649 (in WA)


Mental Retardation
Sue Elliott, Executive Director
The Arc of Washington State
1703 State Avenue NE
Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 357-5596
Web: http://arcwa.org


Speech and Hearing
Karen Anderson, President
WA Speech & Hearing Association
P.O. Box 2371
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 851-2054
Web: wslha.org


Visual Impairments
Gil Johnson, Director
American Foundation for the Blind-West
111 Pine Street, Suite 725
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 392-4845


UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM
Michael Guralnick, Director
Center on Human Development and Disability
Box 357920, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
(206) 543-2832
Web: depts.washington.edu/chdd/


TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE
Debbie Cook, Project Director
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
ATRC/University of Washington
P.O. Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
(206) 685-4181; (800) 841-8345(outside Seattle)
(206) 616-1396
Web: http://watap.org


Leon Curis, Director
Telecommunications Access Service
P.O. Box 45301
Olympia, WA 98504-5301
(800) 422-7930 (Voice)
(800) 422-7941 (TTY)
(360) 902-8001 (V/TTY)


Eastern Assistive Technology Resource Center
West 606 Sharp
Spokane, WA 99201
(800) 214-8731 (V/TTY); (509) 328-9350 (V/TTY)
Web: abledata.com/organizations/eastern-washington-assistive-technology-resource-center


PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION
PROJECTS
Joanne Butts, Executive Director
Parents Are Vital in Education (PAVE)
6316 South 12th Street
Tacoma, WA 98465
(253) 565-2266 (V/TTY); (800) 572-7368
(V/TTY) (In WA only)
Web: http://www.washingtonpave.org


PARENT-TO-PARENT
Parent-to-Parent Support Programs
10550 Lake City Way N.E., Suite A
Seattle, WA 98125-7752
(206) 364-4645, ext. 121; (800) 821-5927 (in WA, OR and ID)


PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Jim Carpenter, Executive Director
Washington Congress of Parents and
Teachers
2003 65th Avenue, West
Tacoma, WA 98466-6215
(253) 565-2153; (800) 562-3804(in WA only)
Web: http://www.wastatepta.org


OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
Garry Wyckoff, President & CEO
Easter Seal Society of Washington
521 Second Avenue, West
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 281-5700 (V/TTY); (800) 678-5708
Web: http://www.seals.org


Cassie Johnston
IDEA Early Intervention Parent Paricipation
Coordinator
Parents Are Vital in Education (PAVE)
Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Program
6316 South 12th
Tacoma, TA 98465
(253) 565-2266 (V/TTY); (800) 298-3543
Web: http://www.washingtonpave.org


Susan Atkins and Sue Elliot, Co-Directors
Family Educator Partnership Project
The Arc of Washington State
1703 State Avenue, N.E.,
Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 754-8798
Web: http://www.arcwa.org


Daniel Schmitt, Executive Director
VSA (Very Special Arts) Washington
305 Harrison Street, #303
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-1843