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Useful Links

Adolescent Health Transition Project

depts.washington.edu/healthtr/index.html

*Helps smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs.

Arc of Spokane

www.arc-spokane.org

789-2247

116 W Indiana, Spokane WA 99205

M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

*Help understanding IEPs *Housing information *Parent support *Relationship education *Individual Advocacy *Individualized supported employment *Group supported employment *Recreational and social activities including arts & crafts, gym sports, classes, discussion groups, monthly dances

The Artisans

theartisans.org

325-4489

125 S Arthur St #4 Spokane, WA 99202

M-F 8am-5pm

The Artisans is a non-profit agency providing services necessary for individual job development, employment support and employment opportunities in the community for people with disabilities.

Autism Society of Washington, Spokane

www.autismsocietyofwa.org

The Autism Society of Washington Promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in planning of individualized, appropriate services and supports.

Career Path Services

www.careerpathservices.org

326-7520

Career Path Services assists job seekers with disabilities. Customers can be referred by their DDD Case Resource Manager or their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at DVR.

 

CORD (Coalition of Responsible Disabled)

www.cordwa.info

326-6355 or 1-877-606-2680

612 N Maple, Spokane, WA 99201

M-F, 9 am - 5 pm

CORD strives to enhance independent living opportunities and self-determination through advocacy, promoting civil rights, and empowerment. Services include: *Advocacy: individual and systems *Independent living skills training *Information and referral

Division of Developmental Disabilities

www1.dshs.wa.gov/ddd

329-2900

1611 W Indiana Ave

M-F, 8am-5pm

Provides case management and organizes supports and services to elgible individuals with developmental disabilities.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

www1.dshs.wa.gov/DVR

1-888-468-9736

1313 N Atlantic, Suite 1000, Spokane WA 99201

Provide individualized employment services and counseling to people with disabilities, especially to people with disabilities who want to work but face a substantial barrier to finding or keeping a job.

Free Rein Therapeutic Riding

www.freereinspokane.org

509-979-1468

Equipping riders for life through adaptive equine activities, focusing on building strength, independence, and freedom.

 

Informing Families, Building Trust

www.informingfamilies.org

Provide information about issues, services, and supports that make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Spopnsered by the Washington State Disabilities Council, in collaboration with DDD.

Labels foe Education

www.labelsforeducation.com

Collecting and cashing in Campbell's soup labels for educational eqipment and supplies.

 

Mead Special Services

www.mead354.org/page.cfm?p=26

465-6000

Our own special services department. Special services covers special education at all levels as well as many different specialists for speech, hearing, vision, etc. The site has a section for parents that includes links and downloads similar to the one on this page.

www.nwcenter.org

928-1588

1101 N Fancher, Suite B, Spokane Valley, WA 99212

M-F, 8am-5pm

Nova offers facility and community-based services. Each program focuses on vocational needs of the person. Individuals and small groups placed successfully in various business locations.

PACE Services Community Colleges of Spokane

www.iel.spokane.edu/LNB/Improve

279-6033

3305 W. Ft. George Wright Dr. Spokane, WA 99224

M-F, 8am-4:30PM

Provides: *Individividualized supported employment *Pathways to employment programs *Employment evaluation services *Job development and placement *Job coaching and retention *A wide variety of courses to increase competence and build employment readiness

PAVE - Parent Training Program

www.washingtonpave.org

326-1722

M-F, 8am-4pm

PAVE exists to share information and resources with people whose lives are linked to children and adults with disabilities. PAVE can help you understand the educational system for school-age children; Assist finding local services for children and adults with disabilities; Provide support when you learn your child has a disability or chronic health need; help as your student transitions from school to adult life.

Skils'kin

www.skils-kin.org

326-6760

4004 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm

Provides: *Individualized supported employment *Group supported employment *Pathways to employment programs. Skils'kin teams with community buisness partners to assist people with a wide variety of disabilities to become more self-reliant and economically self-sufficient.

SL Start

www.slstart.com

328-2740

25 W Nora, Spokane, WA

M-F, 8am-5pm

Employment traininig and placement services are matched to people's abilities and interests.

Special Olympics

www.sowa.org

509-299-7117

Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety ov Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

- Spokane Transit

www.spokanetransit.com

offers the following services for people with disabilities:

Reduced fare card - for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Get an application here.

Paratransit Services (328-1552; M-F 5:30am-11pm, Sun and Holidays 8am-7pm.

Mobility Training (232-6303) Learn everything you need to know to ride fixed-route buses including trip planning, reading and understanding route maps, transfer between busses, identifying landmarks and bus stops, pay fees and purchase bus passes, and much more.

Theraputic Recreation Services - Spokane Parks and Recreation

spokaneparks.org/Parks/page/theraputic_recreation_services

625-6245

Recreational activities for a broad range of people with disabilities.

 

Washington State Office of Public Guardianship

www.courts.wa.gov

1-888-201-1014

401 2nd Ave S, Suite 407

Seattle, WA 98104

Contact information, rules, & qualification information about achieving guardianship of your adult student with special needs.

West Central Community Center

wccc.myspokane.net

323-7517 or 323-7518

1603 N Belt, Spokane WA 99205

M-F, 8am-5pm

Provides:

Pathways to employment - program which serves people with disabilities from age 21-62

Individual supported employment - provides community employment opportunities that meet the abilities and desires of participants.

Social and recreational day programs for people with developmental disabilities aged 16 and over.

 



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District Office      2323 E. Farwell Road, Mead, WA  99021     D.O. Phone: 509-465-6000     MSHS Fax: 509-465-7220
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