Informing the Legislature’s work to ensure safe, quality DD services

The Washington State legislature passed Senate Bill 6564 in 2016, out of concern for the health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities.  The bill created the Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds (DD Ombuds).  The DD Ombuds program operates statewide to investigate, advocate, and report on services to people with developmental disabilities. The DD Ombuds focuses on resolving issues at the lowest level possible, through individual complaint resolution.  The program provides a range of services, including monitoring, information on rights and responsibilities, informal advocacy, and recommendations for changes in policy and procedures.

Program Updates

Now Hiring: Advocate – Developmental Disabilities Ombuds – Nonprofit – Seattle

July 28, 2021The Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds program seeks a passionate advocate to lead the Seattle Regional Office. The Regional DD Ombuds works with a statewide team to deliver ombuds services directly to people with developmental disabilities.
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