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 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

Learn American Sign Language!

April 20, 2022

American Sign Language or ASL is used a lot by people who have or know someone who has a hearing impairment. Over 250,000 people use American Sign Language. Understanding and using Sign Language means people with and without hearing impairments can have a conversation. This is important. It means that people with hearing impairments can

Kitsap County Virtual Resource Fair is live!

April 13, 2022

The Kitsap County Resource fair is going virtual this year. The resource fair is for the Developmental Disabilities community to learn about services in the community including; education, employment, housing, recreation, and Advocacy! Some of the resources are specific to Kitsap County. The resource fair will be online until June 30th, 2022. Holly Ridge Center,

Developmental Disability Awareness Month!

March 15, 2022

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month! This is a time to think about all the awesome things people with Developmental Disabilities do! It is also a time to reflect on how we can make a better world for people with Developmental Disabilities. To follow events and discussions during this month you can search hashtags (#)

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