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Children's Hospital Medical Center Family Resource Center
4800 Sand Point Way NE -- Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 987-1500 -- Fax: (206) 987-2651 
(TTY) (206) 987-2280 
Web site:
Description: Provides information and support for patient and families including information on improving care for children with chronic conditions and disabilities. Unique services and facilities include parent massage, vending area with free coffee and hot beverages, computer workstations for e-mail and Internet access, laundry, and parent sleeping rooms for parents with children in intensive care. 
Area Served: King County, Pacific Northwest and Alaska
Eligibility:  Patient’s and families
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most educational resources are free of charge

Franciscan Virtual Health Library
Phone: (253) 944-8100 from Pierce County - (253) 835-8100 from King County
Web site: https://www.fhshealth.org/
Description: Provides an extensive reference of health related articles and online resources to help you take control of your family's health.
Area Served: World Wide Web
Eligibility: Anyone with Internet access
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance

Good Samaritan Hospital Healthcare Resource Center
407 14th Ave. SE -- Puyallup, WA 98372
Phones: 253-770-2300 -- Fax: 253-539-0885
Email:  info@goodsamhealth.org
Web site: http://www.goodsamhealth.org
Area Served: Pierce County and western Washington
Description: To better serve our patients and their families, Good Samaritan combines the various health management programs and educational resources into one location. For more information, please call.
Eligibility: Good Samaritan patients and their families
How to Apply:  Call for information.
Fees:  Most services are free of charge

Harborview Medical Center - Patient and Family Resource Center
325 Ninth Avenue -- Seattle, WA 
Phone: 206-731-2000 -- FAX: 206-731-2023 
Email: rcenter@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://www.harborview.org/
Description: Patient and Family Resource Center provides health information and resources.  Staff members are available to help or refer you to the appropriate source of information.
Area Served: Pacific Northwest and Alaska
Eligibility: Patients and their families with questions about illness, injury, community resources and health education
How to apply: Call for services

Skagit Valley Hospital - Community Health Resource Center 
Phone: 360-428-2371
Web site: http://www.skagitvalleyhospital.org/
Description: Patient and educational resource center
Area Served: Skagit Valley, Camano Island and Stanwood, Anacortes, Mt Vernon, Sedro-Woolley
Eligibility: Skagit Valley Hospital patients and their families
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are free 

Special Education Technology Center
400 East University Way -- Mail Stop 7413 -- Ellensburg, WA 98926-7413
Phone:  (509) 963-3350 -- FAX: (509) 963-3355
Email: blacka@cwu.edu
Website: http://www.cwu.edu/~setc/
Referral Method: A referral must be made through the school.
Description: Maintains a lending library (Switches, toys, AAC devices, alternative computer access, low tech resources. See website for complete list.) The center provides assistive technology collaborative planning for children with disabilities. They offer classes statewide on assistive technology that are open to the public on a space available basis.
Area served: State of WA, School Districts, children up to age 21 enrolled in the school system.
Eligibility: Any students under current IEP or 504 plan, receiving services from a WA state school district. 
Accepted Payment: Fees for classes offered varies according to length of class and how 

SW Washington Agency on Aging - Caring for You: Powerful Tools for Caregiving
7414 NE Hazel Dell - Vancouver, WA 98666-0425 
Phone: 360-694-8144 - Clark County, 360-577-4929 - Cowlitz & Wahkiakum
Web site: http://www.irccv.org/swaa/cg-resources.htm
Description: Caring for You: Powerful Tools for Caregiving is a six-week class designed to benefit unpaid family caregivers of older adults with chronic conditions such as, brain injury, stroke, and cancer). The classes help caregivers develop and practice self-care “tools” and to thrive as individuals while managing caregiving responsibilities. 
Area Served: 360-694-8144 - Clark County, 360-577-4929 - Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties, 
Eligibility: Unpaid family caregivers
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

UW Medical Center – Summer Institute Assistive Technology
1959 N.E. Pacific, Box 357920 - Seattle, WA 98195-7920
Phone: 800-841-8345 (Voice/TTY, toll-free within WA State) 206-685-4181 (Voice /TTY) - 206-616-1396 (TTY/TTY Message) - 206-543-4779 FAX
Email: uwctds@u.washington.edu
Web site: http://uwctds.washington.edu/
Description: Through lectures, demonstrations of assistive technology devices, case studies, and hands-on experience with AT, the focus will be on an interdisciplinary approach to the selection, implementation and use of technology to meet the educational, vocational, transitional and independent living needs of individuals (adults and children) with disabilities.
Area Served: WA State, Pacific NW, and Alaska 
Eligibility: Individuals with Disabilities, their Family Members, and Advocates Also open to  employers, ADA Administrators, Technology Directors, Computer Lab personnel, Librarians, and all others who are responsible for assuring that individuals with disabilities are provided with equal access to information and services, including decision makers and procurement officers who need to understand assistive technology in order to evaluate or assure compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. 
How to apply: Call for registration information 
Fees: Limited scholarships available

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492 - Washington, DC 20013
Phone: (800) 695-0285  V/TTY – (202) 884-8441 • FAX
Email: nichcy@aed.org
Web site: http://www.nichcy.org/
Description: Resource center for information and resources for children with disabilities
Area Served: Nationwide
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Visit web site or call for services
Fees: Access to web site free of charge.

Western Regional Resource Center (WRRC)
1268 University of Oregon - Eugene, OR 97403-1268
Phone: 541.346.5641 – FAX: 541.346.0322 – TTY: 541.346.0367
Email: wrrc@oregon.uoregon.edu
Web site: http://interact.uoregon.edu/WRRC/wrrc.html
Description: Special education resource center
Area Served: Western Region USA
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call for services
Fees:  Free web access

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DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology -- University of Washington 
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. 
Area Served: Public via World Wide Web
Eligibility: Youth with disabilities 
How to apply: Call, email or visit the DO-IT web site for services
Fees: Many free and low-cost services.

Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation 
National Library of Medicine is a service of the National Institutes of Health 
Web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/cbm/tbi.html#25
Description: Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation was developed by the National Library of Medicine. This site lists 2350 articles on Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation 
Area Served: World Wide Web
Eligibility: Public
Fees: Free public service

MedlinePlus is a service of the National Institutes of Health 
Web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
Description: MedlinePlus is a service of the National Institutes of Health allows consumers to find answers to their health questions 
Area Served: World Wide Web
Fees: Web site access free public service

ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the National Library of Medicine
Web site: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/
Description: Provides information for patients about clinical research studies ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

TBIhelp.org -- Help for TBI Caregivers
Presented By Jamaica Hospital Medical Center 
Jamaica, NY
Web site: http://www.TBIhelp.org/
Description: Sponsored By United Hospital Fund. Featuring: Live professionally moderated chat: Mondays - 7 to 8pm (EST)
Area Served: World Wide Web
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call for services
Fees:  None – Free public service

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International, Inc.
P.O. Box 1408 - Guilford, CT, 06437
Web site: http://www.nora.cc
Description: vision disorders caused by traumatic brain injury. For resources in this regard and information on: neuro-optometric physicians in your area contact the
Area Served: World Wide Web
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Web site access free public service 

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