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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
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. The SAMHSA provides phone and web-based resources for locating mental and/or substance use disorder treatment programs across the country.


Take Back Your Meds

Click below to find drop-boxes throughout Washington where you can safely dispose of unused medication, for free. Locations include retail pharmacies, hospital and clinic pharmacies and law enforcement offices. Most prescription and over-the-counter medicines are accepted unless specified.

Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Comprehensive information booklet on Down syndrome offered in 8 languages

United Healthcare Children's Foundation

This program provides money for medical needs not covered by private insurance.

WA Sensory Disabilities Services

Provides information & referal for children with sensory disabilities (hearing or vision) from birth to age 21.

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP)

WATAP offers device demonstrations and evaluations to help you find assistive technology that will work best for your child.

Washington FEAST (Food allergy, Eczema, Asthma Support Team)

Provides education, awareness & outreach to families & individuals affected by food allergies, environmental allergies, exczema and asthma.

Washington State Talking Book and Braille Library

Get reading help for children who are blind, have low vision, are deaf-blind, have a physical disability, or a reading disability. Talking books and braille books in numerous translations are available statewide at the library and by mail to Washington residents.

The Talking Book and Braille Library is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:00pm

WA State Dental Association Special Needs Directory

On-line Directory of Dentists who Provide Dental Care to Patients with Developmental or Acquired Special Needs

WA State Dept of Services for the Blind

Offers information, training, advocacy, counseling and assistance for children and youth who are blind or have low vision.

Office Hours: ​Mon – Thurs 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m