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These web sites contain information you may find useful as you pursue your employment goals.

Highline College
http://www.highline.edu/
Community & Employment Services is part of Highline College. The college website contains information on other programs, department and staff directories, and directions to the campus.

Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda
A division of Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, DDA contracts with King County Developmental Disabilities Division to provide employment services and other services for people with developmental disabilities. State DDA determines eligibility and provides case management, family support, and residential services. Information on eligibility, the waiver program, and how to apply for services are included on this web site.

King County Developmental Disabilities Division (KCDDD)
www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/DDD.aspx
King County Developmental Disabilities Division, in cooperation with the State Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), assists people with developmental disabilities with day programs. King County DDD contracts with Highline College CES to provide employment services, retirement / community access opportunities, and transition programs. Web site includes Navigating the Employment System.

Pierce County Community Connections - Developmental Disabilities
http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=2131
The Developmental Disabilities Program contracts with various agencies in the community to provide services for residents of Pierce County, and their families. Their services include Adult Employment and Day Services.

Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/
A division of Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, DVR provides assistance to people with disabilities who are looking for work. The web site contains information on eligibility and services provided.

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind
www.dsb.wa.gov/
The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) is a state rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired. See web site for eligibility requirements and contact information.

Employment Security Department Washington State
https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/home
Accurate, detailed and up-to-date Labor Market Information (LMI) on some of the most common occupations in our state.

Resource Guide for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
http://www.arcofkingcounty.org/index.php/what-we-offer/resource-guide/
The Arc of King County website has a resource guide for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Topics include Guardianship, Special Education, Social Security and SSI, Housing and Related Services. The Arc website also includes an extensive calendar of communtiy events.

Adolescent Health Transition Project
http://depts.washington.edu/healthtr/
A resource for teens and young adults with special health care needs, chronic illness, physical or developmental disabilities

Disability Rights Washington
www.disabilityrightswa.org/
Disability Rights Washington is a private, non-profit organization that has been protecting the rights of people with disabilities in the state of Washington since 1972. They provide free advocacy services to people with disabilities.

King County Housing Authority
http://www.kcha.org/
King County Housing Authority helps provide affordable housing options for the residents of King County, Washington. Information on Housing Choice (Section 8).

Partners 4 Housing
http://www.partners4housing.com/
Partners4Housing envisions a nation where all people with disabilities have access to affordable housing and the support they need to live their best life.

Washington Access Fund
www.washingtonaccessfund.org
The Washington Washington Access Fund is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) established by and for people with disabilities in Washington state. Washington Access Fund provides low-interest loans and other financing services to help individuals with disabilities obtain the technologies and business equipment needed to live independently and to succeed at school, at work, at play and in the community.

ThinkCollege.net
www.thinkcollege.net
Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. This website is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals. Think College is an initiative of the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, funded by federal grants focused on postsecondary education for people with intellectual disabilities.

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