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

Dial 9-8-8 for the Mental Health Crises Line

August 10, 2022

Washington residents can now call 988 if they or a loved one need mental health support. 988 was created so people can call or text a hotline when they’re needing someone to talk during mental health crisis or are needing to talk to somebody about self-harm. When you call 988 you can talk to a

Heat Wave in Western Washington

July 28, 2022

Happy summer everyone! If you love warm weather this week is for you. This means that temperatures have been has high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit.   On hot days a lot of people will be staying inside or near the water. This weekend malls and beaches will be very busy. Be aware of this and

Kids and Teen books for Disability Pride Month

July 19, 2022

July Is disability pride month! Part of disability pride is sharing stories about people with disabilities and the amazing things that they can do. It is important that people with disabilities are in books and other media that kids and teens read and watch. Here is a list of nine books back have positive representation

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/

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