• Starting Point Guide – A resource directory for Washington State families who have children with ongoing health conditions or special needs. The Guide provides programs and services for your child and family. The Guide is organized by type of service. Use the alphabetical list on page 4 to find an organization by name:
  • ParentHelp123 – For Washington State residents, this website provides information on topics such as health benefits, food resources, pregnancy, child development and child care. There is also a section specifically for families who have children with special needs:
  • Informing Families – A resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council. It offers news and information to individuals and families that empowers them to be active participants in planning and building a network of support and opportunities:
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates – COPAA is an independent, nonprofit, national organization that protects the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families:
  • WA State Parent to Parent programs – Support and Information for families of children with developmental disabilities or healthcare needs:
  • Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy – Helping families access ASD & DD health insurance benefits, effective services in schools, and supportive community-based services, regardless of their personal financial situation:
  • Wraparound With Intensive Services (WISE): Video describing this program which is for children and youth with complex behavioral health needs:
  • Families for Effective Autism Treatment (F.E.A.T.): Information about their services and Resource Guide – a database of WA based resources for ASD children and adults
  • Care and Respite– A guide from the Arc of King County to help you understand respite services and navigate systems to access care. You will also find resources to help you find a care provider in your home or in a community-based setting.
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Autism Center
  • Seattle Children’s Center for Children with Special Needs
  • Cost Guide for Families with a Disabled Child – helps parents learn about lifelong costs associated with cerebral palsy and other disabilities
  • Seattle Children’s Center for Children with Special Needs Resource Guide – Directory of statewide resources for advocacy, child care, dental care, insurance and more
  • Disability Resource Center – Resources for Individuals and Families with Disabilities or Special Needs: provides information and links to resources including disability organizations, raising children with special needs, K-12 special education, transition resources and employment information

The above is offered as information and does not reflect endorsement by Kindering or the WSFN.

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