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

10 Tips for Getting Work Done at home!

November 24, 2020

It’s safe to say that trying to get work done at home can be difficult and distracting. That’s why we have compiled our recommendations to make working from home as enjoyable and productive as possible. 1. Create a schedule and stick to it!! It is especially helpful if you have a planner or use a

DD Ombuds Annual Report

November 20, 2020

Each year the DD Ombuds lets the legislature know about the concerns of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Annual Report for state fiscal year 2020 includes details about the work of the DD Ombuds and specific recommendations to improve services and supports for the DD community. If you have a concern or

Authors with Disabilities show us how it’s done!

November 19, 2020

November is the best time to write and read books as it is National Novel Writing Month. If you want some recommendations from authors with disabilities, look no further! · The Pretty One by Keah Brown: This book is about Keah’s life understanding the harsh realities of being disabled and black in a white, able-bodied

State Developmental Disabilities 2021 budget proposals 

November 12, 2020

The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) released their 2021 decision package that contains their budget request and budget reductions. State agencies were asked to review their budgets and look for cuts that can take place. This is because of the economic impacts of the Corona Virus. Below are the proposals that DDA submitted in the Department

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