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There are many ways for helping us change the lives of people with I/DD and their families. You can make donations, sponsor an event or program, volunteer or even donate your talent supporting a specific project.
What does this category cover?
This category covers some of the basic resources which will assist individuals with developmental disabilities to find health insurance options, and suitable health care providers.
Behavioral Support Team (BeST)services are available to children and youth ages 3-17 who are enrolled in the Developmental Disability Administration. BeST provides a timely and supportive response to families caring for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and behavior challenges. BeST services are provided by Masters level therapists and are comprised of 8 to 12 weeks of in-home support.
The CCORS and ISS programs offer short term, community-based, and family centered services with the goal of crisis prevention and placement stabilization. Families in crisis receive immediate support and services from CCORS and ISS staff, including mobile outreach (quick response to crisis) and short term (up to 8 weeks) intensive community-based support.
Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) treats persons with severe disabilities. It is a major resource for Washington citizens who are most severely disabled and financially disadvantaged.
The DDA is responsible for determining eligibility and authorizing paid services. The DDA currently provides the following services and programs: case management, Medicaid Personal Care (MPC), residential services, residential habilitation centers, family support, dental, mental health, Voluntary Placement Foster Care program, and the Medically Intensive program. The DDA administers services on a regional basis. Region 2 is the DDA office that serves King County.
Volunteers provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients Volunteers do not provide emergency services Eligibility Applicants must lack adequate income to pay for dental care and: • Have a permanent disability, or • Are elderly: age 65 or older, or • Qualify as medically-fragile
Publically funded mental health services for children and adults
Sound Mental Health, Community Networks Program (CNP" program) and Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery. They specialize in clinical case management treatment program serving youth & adults with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. Includes: individual & family therapy,group therapy,chemical dependency services & 24/7 Crisis Services.
The University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to providing the best quality dental education and services to improve the dental health of children ages birth through 18 and children with special needs ages birth through 20. Medicaid is accepted.
View a list of clinical services including diagnostic resources. CHDD also offers research, training and outreach focusing on developmental disabilities.