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

Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

October 19, 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Organizations around the Country are celebrating the work that people with disabilities participate in. The theme for this year is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” The theme was chosen to highlight that people with disabilities are a part of the workforce that will be needed as the nation

Updates to How DDA Sends Emails to You

October 7, 2021

DDA has updated how Case Managers send emails to you to ensure that they are secure and safe. The new system has already started and the information below will help you understand the new process. If you are having trouble with the new process you can call or email your Case Manager and they can

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

September 27, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.   Just like everyone else, people with disabilities sometimes experience challenges with their mental health. However, this issue can be tackled by normalizing mental illness, providing people with mental health resources, and having a people first mindset.  One of the easiest

Recognizing International Week of the Deaf

September 20, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue This week, September 19th to September 25th is the last full week of September, meaning that it is also International Week of the Deaf. Like all of us, Deaf people have been affected the COVID-19 pandemic. With people rightfully wearing masks to keep everyone safe, people with

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