Developmental Disabilities

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: 

Upcoming Events

Whatcom County School to Work Transition Fair

  • Date/Time: Monday, March 27, 9am-12pm.
  • Location: Settlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College (3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham).
  • Event Details: For students with developmental and other disabilities, families, educators, and interested community members. Both middle and high school aged students and their families are encouraged to attend. 

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.

  • Additional Information: Masks encouraged, but not required. This event is in an accessible location.
  • For more information please contact or requests for additional accommodations, contact us at (360) 778-6012 or [email protected]. Please call 10 working days in advance.

Programs and Services

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. 

  1. Child Development Services
  2. Pathways to Employment 
  3. School To Work Program
  4. Community Inclusion

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.

  • Demonstrate delay of 1.5 standard deviation or 25% of chronological age delay in one or more developmental areas.
  • Has a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of delay.

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: