48.5. State Disability Resources
Aging and Disability Services
Phone: (800) 422-3263
The Aging and Disability Services Administration assists children and adults with developmental delays or disabilities, cognitive impairment, chronic illness and related functional disabilities to gain access to needed services and supports by managing a system of long-term care and supportive services that are high quality, cost effective, and responsive to individual needs and preferences.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (800) 637-5627
The mission of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is "to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve a greater quality of life by obtaining and maintaining employment." Employment contributes to a person's ability to live independently, and DVR believes that every person has the right to work.
FindARide.org is a gateway to transportation options in the Puget Sound area. It provides links to transportation tools such as the transit trip planner, and includes a searchable database to allow people with special transportation needs, case managers, and agencies to find transportation in the Central Puget Sound Region.
King County Metro Accessible Services
Phone: (206) 205-5000
Metro is committed to providing King County residents and visitors with valued transportation services, and their services extend to customers with special needs due to age or disabilities. Metro provides ACCESS Transportation paratransit service for qualified customers, and 100% of Metro buses are accessible.
Washington State Accessible Outdoor Recreation Guide
Phone: (360) 902-8844
The state of Washington has long been a leader in providing accessible outdoor recreation. The accessible sites listed in this guide are managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Natural Resources, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, and the Olympic National Park. Local or privately managed recreation sites are not included in the listing (except in a few cases where state grant funds were used to develop a site).