Adults with I/DD want what everyone wants: independence, meaningful work, a comfortable home, fun activities, and good friends. The Arc of King County helps individuals get the support and services they need to live the life they want. We also help families navigate the adult service system, including future planning, to ensure their loved one has the support they need when the parents are no longer available.
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:
- Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) eligibility and services such as Personal Care (PC), Medicaid Waivers, respite care, etc.
- Social Security Benefits (e.g. SSI, SSDI)
- Special Education including Transition Plans
- Employment including School to Work
- Supported Decision Making, Guardianship, and other considerations
- Financial Planning
Click here for an overview of services and considerations for adults with I/DD.
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 (link) and Community Calendar! (link)
Need a Representative Payee?
Do you need help managing your money? If you live in King County, have I/DD or a traumatic brain injury, and receive SSI or SSDI we can serve as your professional representative payee. We’ll help you manage your money so your bills are paid. Learn more here.
Looking for Supported Living Services?
We provide support and advocacy so that adults with I/DD can live in the community. This program is funded by the State of Washington and is available for those who qualify, or contract privately. Learn more here.
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 an adult child with a disability. We don’t necessarily solve a family’s problem, but we are willing to listen and share our own experiences. Check out more details about our Parent to Parent Program here.
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. See 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