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.
Finding Your Way in Managed Care A Guide for Washington Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs
This guidebook will help you understand some of the routes you may take as you look for a managed care plan or provider and make choices about the health care services your child needs.
King County Metro's Accessible Bus and Van Services
Phone: (206) 263-3113
Contact: Accessible Services
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.
Regional Accessible Transit Guide
The Regional Accessible Transit Guide is geared to persons with disabilities, senior citizens and service agencies. The guide has information on accessible transit for Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro and Pierce Transit.
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).