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

Accessibility in Hiking

September 9, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue Hiking is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. Spending time outdoors is great for people’s mental health too. However, many people with disabilities are unable to experience hiking trails because they are inaccessible. Narrow and uneven walk ways are not accessible

COVID-19 Update

September 2, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue The Pfizer vaccine recently got FDA approved. If you have not been vaccinated already and you qualify, it is extremely important to get vaccinated. With Delta, an incredibly contagious variant of COVID-19 spreading around the country, it is important to stay safe. Recently, mask mandates were put

Disability Justice Principles Intro

August 19, 2021

What is disability justice? You may have heard of “Social Justice” or “Disability Rights”. Disability Justice is a lot like those. It asks us to be responsible for our actions and impacts on individuals who experience not only one kind of disability, but all kinds of disabilities. We should also consider our impact people who

Be More Accessible on Social Media

August 12, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue Social Media is a great way to stay connected with friends and family. However, to many people with and without disabilities, social media is not accessible. To make the internet a more inclusive place, here are some little things you can do to make your social media

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