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)
We provide one-on-one consultation by phone, email, or in-person meetings, as well as offer workshops on various topics throughout the year. Check out our Resource Guide and Community Calendar!
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?
Our advocacy program provides civic engagement support, classes, and issue education.
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