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Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program – birth to 3
PO Box 45201 - Olympia, Washington 98504-5201 
Phone: 360-896-9912 –Toll Free: 1-800-322-2588 – FAX: 


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(360) 902-8497 -- TTY: (360) 902-7864
Email: iteip@eocwa.org
Web site: http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/iteip
Description: Information, referral, and assistance to anyone concerned about the development of a child. Free screening and information about child development for children ages birth to 36 months. Assists families with access to formal or informal service providers. Works with families of children with developmental delays. Answers questions regarding early special education, child development, and parenting. 
Area Served: Statewide
Eligibility: Families of children birth to 3, information and referrals for older children
How to apply: Call for services

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction – Early Childhood Services
P.O. Box 47200 - Olympia, WA 98504-7200 
Phone: (360) 725-6080
Web site: http://www.k12.wa.us
Description: Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Areas Served: WA State
How to apply: Call for services

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Phone: (360) 725-6075, TTY (360) 586-0126
Email: speced@ospi.wednet.edu
Web site: http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/regulations.aspx
Description: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Rules for the Provision of Special Education to Special Education Students. Chapter 392-172 WAC
Areas Served: WA State
How to apply: Call for services

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction – (No Child Left Behind)
P.O. Box 47200 – Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Phone: (360) 725-6000
Web site:  http://www.k12.wa.us
Description: Services for children with disabilities
Areas Served: Statewide 
Eligibility: Families of children with disabilities
How to apply: Call for services

Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities 
Career and Technical Education
P.O. Box 47200 - Olympia, WA 98504-7200 
Phone: (360) 725-6242; (360) 664-3631 (TTY)
Web site:  http://www.k12.wa.us/careerteched/
Description: Career and Technical Education is a planned program of courses and learning experiences that begins with exploration of career options, supports basic academic and life skills, and enables achievement of high academic standards, leadership, preparation for industry-defined work, and advanced and continuing education.
Areas Served:  Statewide
Eligibility: Career oriented students with disabilities 
How to apply: Call for services

Department of Social and Health Services – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 45340 – Olympia, WA 98504-5340 
Phone: (360) 438-8008; (800) 637-5627 (V/TTY)
Web site: http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/dvr
Areas Served: WA State
Eligibility: Services for residents with disabilities
How to apply: Call for services

DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
U of WA – P.O. Box 355670 – Seattle, WA 98195 5670
Phone: 206-685-DOIT (3648) (V/TTY) – 888-972- DOIT (3648) (V/TTY) WA, outside Seattle – 206-221-4171 FAX – 509-328-9331 (V/TTY) Spokane office 
Email: doit@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.washington.edu/doit/
Description: Sponsors programs and delivers presentations and workshops to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. DO-IT activities are hosted at conferences, universities, K-12 schools corporations, state agencies and professional organizations. It serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. 
Areas Served: Public via World Wide Web
Eligibility: Youth with disabilities 
How to apply: Call, email or visit the DO-IT web site for services

The CHIP Program - Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Phone: (877) 543-7669
Web site: http://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/maa/CHIP/Index.html
Description: Health care for low-income uninsured children
Area Served: WA State
Eligibility: Uninsured children
How to apply: Call for services

Telecommunications Relay Services for Individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or with Speech Impairments
Phone: (800) 833-6384 (V) - (800) 833-6388 (TTY); 711 (TTY) - (800) 833-6385 (Tele-Braille)
(877) 833-6341 (Speech to Speech)
Description: Telephone service for individuals who are deaf, hard of heaing
Area Served: WA State
Eligibility: Individuals who are Deaf, Hard Of Hearing or with Speech Impairments
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

University of Washington Center on Human Development and Disability
Box 357920 – Seattle, WA 98195-7920
Phone: (206) 543-7701
Email: chdd@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://depts.washington.edu/chdd/
Description: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Area Served: Western WA and the Pacific NW.
Eligibility: Developmental Disabilities
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance – UWCTDS University of Washington
P.O. Box 357920 - Seattle, WA 98195-7920
Phone: (206) 685-4181; (800) 214-8731 (I&R) - (206) 616-1396 (TTY)
Email: uwat@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://wata.org
Description: Technology-Related Assistance. The Northwest ADA/IT Center is one of 10 regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTAC) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education.
Area Served: Statewide
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call for services

Washington Talking Book and Braille Library 
2021 9th Avenue - Seattle, WA 98121-2783
Phone: (206) 615-0400; (800) 542-0866 – (206) 615-0419 (TTY)
Email: wtbbl@wtbbl.org
Web site: http://www.wtbbl.org/eligibilityandcost.html
Description: Administered by Seattle Public Library  - Special Format Library
Area Served: Washington State
Eligibility: Children and adults who are residents of Washington state and who are legally blind, deaf-blind, visually impaired (cannot easily read conventional size print), physically disabled (cannot comfortably hold books or turn pages), or learning disabled due to organic dysfunction.
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Services and equipment are free to eligible users. The Federal Government's Library of Congress supplies materials and equipment. Basic operating costs are provided by the State of Washington 


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