Community Information and Outreach
Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division
For More Information
Contact Jim Ott
Information and Outreach Manager
What are Community Information, Outreach, and Referral Services?
Community Information, Outreach and Referral programs support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to access the information, skills, and supports they need to live and participate in the community.
- Information about intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Outreach to communities about services and supports
- Referral to a range of services, providers, and resources
- Workshops and trainings, and
- Participation in Community Events
Services are provided by organizations that are closely connected to the communities they serve. These communities include:
- People with developmental disabilities, their families, and their caregivers
- Black, Indigenous, African American, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities
- Low-income communities, and
- Communities with a home language other than English.
Open Doors for Multicultural Families
Open Doors for Multicultural Families provides the Family Support and Self-Advocates in Leadership Training programs. Bilingual and bicultural staff are employed to reach people with a home language other than English.
Somali Health Board
Somali Health Board provides the Developmental Screening and Referral program. Services for Somali families include peer supports, screening, and referral.
The Arc of King County
The Arc of King County provides the Information and Family Support and Civic Engagement programs. Services include peer supports for Spanish speaking and Black families.
Washington Multicultural Services Link
The Washington Multicultural Services Link's provides the Black Family Engagement program. Services focus on meeting the needs of Black families.