The Developmental Disabilities Program contracts with various agencies in the community to provide services for residents of Whatcom County with developmental disabilities and their families. Learn more about:
Whatcom County School to Work Transition Fair
All are welcome who are interested in thinking about the future and transition into adulthood! Come and learn about: Housing, recreation, advocacy, employment, guardianship, community/technical colleges, Social Security, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and other topics.
Our Developmental Disabilities program contracts with organizations throughout Whatcom County to provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Find out more about programs and services and how to access them, below.
These services support infants and toddlers with disabilities and delays and their families to maximize and enhance their child’s development. Services are provided in home and community settings.
Who this service is for: Children from birth up to age 3 with a disability or delay meeting the below criteria, and their families.
Get connected to services: Call the SEAS line (Single Entry Access to Services) for a referral: 360-715-7485
These agencies are qualified Child Development Services Providers:
Supported Employment Services help adults with developmental disabilities to find and keep a job, regardless of their disability. Participants get personalized support to:
Who this service is for: Adults age 21 and older.
Get connected to services: For a referral to this program, contact your Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Case Manager at 360-714-5000.
These agencies are qualified Supported Employment providers:
The School to Work program connects students with adult supported employment providers while they are still in school to assist students to explore and obtain gainful employment and ensure a timely and effective transition from school to work and adult life.
Who this service is for: Adult in their second to last and last year of school ages 19-21. Students must by eligible with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
Get connected to services: Contact the Whatcom County Transition Coordinator to see if you are eligible and to receive an application. Call 360-778-6012 or email [email protected].
Community Inclusion programs supports adults with developmental disabilities to engage in community-based activities that support socialization, education, recreation and personal development. Services may include support for the following:
Who this service is for: Adults 21+ referred by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
Get connected to services: For a referral to this program, contact your DDA Case Manager at 360-714-5000.
These agencies are qualified Community Inclusion providers: