Complaint Line: 833–727–8900 Welcome to DD Ombuds!

 The Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds (DD Ombuds) is a private, independent office focused on improving the lives of persons with developmental disabilities in Washington State.

The team is comprised of staff experienced in serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities. The Ombuds have offices in Seattle, Spokane and Olympia.

Other activities:

  • Provide information
  • Investigate complaints
  • Monitor procedures
  • Review facilities and residences
  • Conduct investigations
  • Recommend changes
  • Write reports

Latest News

Local Advocate Ivanova Smith talks COVID-19 on KNKX

May 15, 2020

On a recent segment of Transmission, a show hosted on western Washington radio station KNKX, Ivanova Smith is interviewed about the recent impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the DD population. Ivanova is a strong self-advocate from the Pierce County area who advocates for the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click here

My COVID-19 Plan

May 5, 2020

Informing Families in collaboration with The Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds has created a My Covid-19 Plan booklet in plain language. The booklet informs people about changes we are all facing because of Covid-19. The booklet can be used to understand what is happening around us, and what to do if you are sick or

Understanding the government stimulus money and Covid-19

April 21, 2020

The Covid-19 virus has changed the daily life of every resident in Washington State and around our world. People have been told to stay home and stay healthy. This has affected the economy and how people make and spend money. The United States Congress Passed a law called the CARES Act. This bill was passed

Oregon Coronavirus Video

March 23, 2020

Check out this video by the Office of Developmental Disability Services in Oregon for helpful tips and information about COVID-19, and how to protect yourself and others from the virus.

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