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

How you receive Services in the Community

September 27, 2023

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) must be delivered in integrated settings. That means that people receiving DDA Waiver services can participate and enjoy their community! DDA recently created videos to help explain what this means: Overview Video: This video explains why and where the HCBS Settings Rules are in place. What to Expect Video:

45th People First Convention!

September 15, 2023

September 8th was the 45th state convention of People First of Washington. They held the convention in Ellensburg, at the Central Washington University, home of the Wildcats. The DD Ombuds office hosted a resource table and two workshops at the convention. The first workshop was the Half Decade of DD Ombuds. People First members heard

33 Years of ADA

August 4, 2023

The ADA, known as the Americans with Disabilities Act, is a piece of legislation that ensures that all people with disabilities in the United States have equal access to all areas of public life, such as jobs, schools, and transportation. On July 26th, we celebrated the 33rd anniversary of the ADA and what the law

Happy Disability Pride Month

July 24, 2023

July is Disability Pride Month! Disability Pride Month was started after the Americans with Disabilities Act or the ADA was passed on July 26th 1990. Every July people with disabilities celebrate who they are! Disability pride events have taken place across the country over the years including parades, art events, moving screenings, and concerts. Disability

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