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Internet Resources for Children with Special Needs

Organizations and information to support parents of children with special needs.
Resource Name Location Contact
Early Hearing-loss Resources

Services for children who are deaf/hard of hearing or with other special needs. Click on your county to find your local resources.

Easterseals Washington

Respite care & camps for kids with special needs. Other services include assistive technology, child development services & workforce development.

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

GARD provides current, reliable, and easy-to-understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.

Phone lines open for questions about rare or genetic diseases Mon – Fri 9:00pm – 3:00pm

Genetics Clinics of Washington

Statewide map of where genetic services are available in Washington

Guardianship Services of Seattle (GSS)

GSS serves families across Washington. They work with people who have mental health condition, developmental or physical disability, or who have had a traumatic brain injury. They can provide help with budgeting, care management, planning for the future with a special needs trust, and more.

Mon – Fri 8:30am -5:00pm

Home Care Association of Washington

Use this website to find a home care provider in your county.

Informing Families

Information & support across the lifespan for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Program aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need as early as possible.

Medline Plus

An online health information resource for patients and their families. Offers information on health conditions, medical tests and medications.

Military One Source

Military One Source provides information and resources to military families, including how to access benefits and support for children with special needs.

Available 24/7

Serves active-duty service members, National Guard and reserves, recently separated service members, military families and survivors