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

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Junior.

January 18, 2021

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

What are your New Year Resolutions?

January 14, 2021

Let’s be honest – 2020 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

Happy Braille Day!

January 5, 2021

January 4th is Braille Day and celebrates the birthday and legacy of Louis Braille! At age 3 Braille injured his eye and ultimately became blind. Even though he was incredibly bright, he could not read or write. At the Royal Institute for Blind Youth, Braille developed his own written language composed of dots, this is

Winter Holidays You Should Know About!

December 14, 2020

We all know about Christmas and Hanukkah, but a lot of people do not realize that there are tons of holidays being celebrated over the winter months. Here are some amazing holidays that you should definitely be aware of: 1. Saint Nicholas Day: This Holiday is celebrated throughout Europe on December 6th. The night before

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