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

Are you registered to vote?

September 22, 2020

Voting is incredibly important. Not only is it our constitutional right, but it also allows us to make sure that we are being represented by people who will fight for what we value. However, a lack of voter turnout is a huge problem in America. For example, in 2016, nearly 40% of eligible voters did

National Preparedness Month!

September 15, 2020

National Preparedness Month September is the National Preparedness Month. It is important to be prepared for different types of disasters especially while COVID-19 is spreading. To be prepared, make a plan with your family, friends, and other people who support you. It is important to plan ahead because you never know when that plan will

Join the Washington State Government Candidates Forum!

September 2, 2020

“By making sure that people with disabilities are part of the conversation, we can ensure that changes made by the legislature are refl­ective of our needs and values.” In celebration of 30 year anniversary of the ADA, Disability Rights Washington and Rooted in Rights are hosting a virtual forum for candidates of certain positions within

Participate in the 2020 Census

August 27, 2020

The 2020 Census is a once-in-a-decade chance to inform the division of billions of dollars for critical public services such as hospitals, schools, roads, and emergency response teams. If the number of people with disabilities living in your community has increased, your community may be eligible to receive more public services. Census data is also

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