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

ASAN Rights and Respect

June 27, 2022

This pride month, check out this new resource from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) for LGBTQIA+ members of the disability community! The guide is to help you if you or your rights aren’t being respected. Available in Easy Read and Plain Language versions! https://autisticadvocacy.org/resources/respect/

How to order free Covid-19 home test

June 22, 2022

As the summer season is starting people are starting to go out and enjoy the community activities. COVID-19 is still out there and people are still getting sick. As you go out more you may want to take a home COVID-19 test. You can order free at home rapid tests through the federal government at

Remembering Juneteenth

May 23, 2022

Juneteenth is every year on June 19th. This is a very important day. This is the day that all slaves were freed in America. June 19th, 1865 is the day slavery ended in America. Juneteenth is also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. Emancipation is another way to say “being freed”. Around America people celebrate

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 2, 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 2rd to May 6th. During this week people celebrate teachers. Teachers work hard but do not earn a lot of money. Teachers spend a lot of time buying classroom materials and doing work outside of school. There are not enough teachers. Many teachers have to teach extra classes. Teachers

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