For many families, learning your child has special needs can be surprising, scary, and confusing. We understand these feelings and can help by linking you with community resources and support, connecting you with other families who “get it”, and listening with compassion as most of our staff are parents, siblings, or extended family members of people with disabilities.
The Arc of King County provides specialized services and activities in English, Spanish, and specifically for African American families. For other languages, we utilize interpreters.
Looking for resources or support?
The Arc of King County is the hub of information regarding local resources and support in King county. We help families identify, connect with, navigate, and utilize community resources such as:
- Support groups
- Early Intervention/ Birth-to-Three services
- Special Education
- Social Security benefits (e.g. SSI, SSDI)
- Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
Click here for an overview of services for children with disabilities and other parent considerations.
Want to Connect with Other Families?
Our Parent to Parent (P2P) program believes that often the most valuable form of support comes from other parents who have traveled the road before you. We understand the emotions, myths, and realities of parenting a child with a disability. We don’t necessarily solve a family’s problem, but we are willing to listen and share our own experiences.
Want to make the word a better place for people with disabilities?
The Arc of King County provides civic engagement activities and leadership training to individuals with disabilities, their families, and community members to ensure that resources and services are allow people with disabilities to live a meaningful life in the community. Click here to learn more about our Advocacy Program.
5K for Inclusion
Join us for our annual family fun run, walk, and roll to raise awareness and funds in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This non-competitive, fully inclusive event is for everyone - all ages and all abilities are encouraged to participate! Look here for info on our next event.
Wings for Autism®
The Arc of King County, in collaboration with The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Transportation Security Administration (TSA), hosts Wings for Autism® at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This airport “rehearsal” is specifically designed for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, their families, and airport professionals. Look here for more information.
To contact the team:
English: 206-829-7053 OR Ask@arcofkingcounty.org
Spanish: 206-829-7030 OR Preguntas@arcofkingcounty.org
African American support: Richard Mullen - 206-829-7036 OR RMullen@arcofkingcounty.org