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

Oregon Coronavirus Video

March 23, 2020

Check out this video by the Office of Developmental Disability Services in Oregon for helpful tips and information about COVID-19, and how to protect yourself and others from the virus.

House and Senate Resolutions to honor the ADA!

March 6, 2020

On February 25th 2020, the Washington State House of Representatives and Senate passed resolutions honoring the 30th anniversary of the passing of the ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was the first major piece of legislation that would ensure the rights of individuals with disabilities to have equal opportunities and access to participate

DD Ombuds Office makes a splash in Kitsap County

February 25, 2020

At the start of February, the DD Ombuds kicked things off with a table at the Kitsap County Developmental Disabilities Resource Fair on Saturday, February 1st. This yearly resource fair sees over 50 vendors and 150 attendees, it is a great resource for the DD community in Kitsap. Even though the resource fair was canceled

Winter weather has hit Washington State!

January 16, 2020

Snow is falling across Washington. People with developmental disabilities and their families and providers should be prepared for extreme weather and other emergencies. Below are resources that can help people prepare for harsh conditions and stay safe. Checking the weather https://www.accuweather.com/ Emergency planning resources from DSHS: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/residential-care-services/resources-long-term-care-facilities-emergency-planning Winter weather resources for Washington state: https://takewinterbystorm.org/ Emergency/

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