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

COVID-19 Vaccine information

March 1, 2021

Washington State residents have started to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. A vaccine is medicine. It usually comes in a shot. It protects you from getting sick. The COVID-19 Vaccine is a shot that can keep you from getting COVID-19. To find out if you are eligible visit or you can call 2–1–1 or The Washington State

How to sign in for Remote Testimony at the Washington Legislature

February 24, 2021

How to sign in for Remote Testimony at the Washington Legislature The Washington Legislature are holding committee meetings remotely this year. That means that people can participate in hearings from their home. People can submit written testimony, sign in support or oppose to a bill or even testify over Zoom. Disability Rights Washington has put

Remembering Those We Lost This Black History Month

February 22, 2021

Black History Month celebrates the contributions and impacts Black People have had on history. It is especially important because many history classes in school focus on white people. Throughout the month try and learn about many important topics such as the African Slave Trade, Civil Rights Movement, the Black Lives Matter movement and systemic racism.

February 17th is National Random Act of Kindness Day!

February 17, 2021

Today is a day to celebrate kindness! Every small act of kindness matters as it can easily make someone’s day. We can all remember how something small a person did made your day. That is why it is so important that you try to make someone else’s day with a random act of kindness. A

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