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

Resources about Systemic Racism and Police Violence

May 3, 2021

The Office of Developmental Ombuds focuses on improving the lives of persons with developmental disabilities in Washington State. In doing our work, we examine individual and systemic issues.  Currently, all across the United States people are discussing systemic racism and police violence towards Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC for short) including BIPOC people

Spring Is Here!

April 28, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue Happy Spring! Spring officially began on March 20th. But now it finally feels like Spring in Washington. There are many good things to look forward to this spring. This includes: – People getting vaccinated! – Nicer Weather – Flowers blooming – Spending more time outdoors Try to

Adopt Don’t Shop!

April 23, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Shelter pets are animals that were abandoned and have no owners. They stay at animal shelters until they are adopted. Many shelters struggle because they have to accept all animals. This means that they might take in animals

April 23rd is National Day of Silence

April 19, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue. National Day of Silence is a demonstration led by students. It is acknowledged around the world. It advocates for LGBTQ students.   LGBTQ stands for:  L: Lesbian  G: Gay  B: Bisexual  T: Transgender  Q: Queer  On this day people agree to stay silent for the entire school day.

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