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

What are your New Year Resolutions?

January 18, 2022

Let’s be honest – 2021 was a rough year. But as the new year rings in, it is important that we have resolutions that will have a positive impact on the community! Here are some great new year’s resolutions! 1. Try to remember to ask people with disabilities which type of language they prefer: People

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Junior

January 12, 2022

Every year on the third Monday of January, people from around the world, recognize Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact his work has had on society. Many people in America get a day off of school or work to recognize the civil rights leader. This holiday encourages people to follow in Martin Luther King

Governor’s Proposed Budget Announced

January 7, 2022

The 2022 legislative session will start on January 10. Governor Jay Inslee announced his budget proposal ahead of the start of session. In the upcoming months the House and Senate will put out their budgets. Then they will all decide on the final budget. Advocates can let their legislators know where they want the money

Happy Human Rights Day!

December 8, 2021

December 10th marks Human Rights Day. This holiday celebrates the United Nation’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states the rights and freedoms that all people have. This year marks the 73nd anniversary of the document. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is used around the world and is the most translated

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