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Published May 6, 2011
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Autism Spectrum Resources in Washington State

by NW Autism Foundation
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The Northwest Autism Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders through mobilization of resources and championing innovative solutions.  Founded in 1997, NWAF is committed to providing accurate information and educational resources about autism to medical professionals, parents, family, friends, educators and caregivers. Working with parent groups and experienced professionals, NWAF has attempted to identify families’ greatest needs at this critical time. The following list of resources was provided by the foundation:

Northwest Autism Foundation - NWAF
519 15th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Tel: 503/ 557-2111
www.autismnwaf.org 

Autism Society of America - Washington Chapter
autismsociety@hotmail.com
PO Box 310, East Olympia, WA 98540-0310 
www.autismsocietyofwa.org 
Tel: 360/ 943-2205 Fax: 360/ 330-5707

FEAT of Washington 
featwa@featwa.org

5700 Sixth Ave. S, Suite 208, Seattle WA 98108 
www.featwa.org
Tel: 206/ 763-3373 206/ 499-3328
Fax: 206/ 763-3373

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities 
NICHCY of Washington
PO Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013-1492 
www.nichcy.org/stateshe/wa.htm
Tel: 800/ 695-0285
Fax: 202/ 884-8200

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
spokane@seals.orgWest 
606 Sharp, Spokane, WA 99201 
www.wata.org
V/TTY: 800/ 214-8731
V/TTY: 509/ 328-9350
Fax: 509/ 326-2261

Washington Protection & Advocacy System
 wpas@wpas-rights.org
Executive Director: Mark Stroh
mstroh@wpas-rights.org
180 West Dayton, Suite 102, Edmonds, WA 98020
www.wpas-rights.org
Tel: 425/ 776-1199 Toll Free TDD: 800/ 905-0209
Fax: 425/ 776-0601

University Centers
Center on Human Development & Disabilities
Chdd@uwashington.edu
University of Washington
Executive Director: Michael J.Guralnick, Ph.D
mjgural@u.washington.edu
Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195
www.depts.washington.edu/chdd 
Tel: 206/ 543-2832
Fax: 206/ 543-5771

State Councils On Developmental Disorders
Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council
Executive Director: Edward M. Holen
edh@cted.wa.gov
Chair: George Walker
PO Box 48314, 906 Columbia Street, S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-8314
www.wa.gov/ddc
Tel: 360/ 725-2870
Fax: 800/ 634-4473
TDD: 360/ 586-2424

State Office of Special Education
Office of Special Education
Special Education Old Capitol Building
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504
www.k12.wa.us

Programs For Infants And Toddlers With Disabilities: Ages Birth Through 2
Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program
Early Intervention Part C Coordinator
Department of Social & Health Services/Division of Developmental Disabilities
Program Director: Sandy Loerch
PO Box 45201Olympia, WA 98504-5201
www.wa.gov/dshs/iteip/iteip.html
Tel: 360/ 902-8490
TTY: 360/ 902-7864

Programs For Children With Disabilities: Ages 3 Through 5
Program Supervisor: Anne Shureen
ashureen@ospi.wednet.edu
Early Childhood Services
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200
www.k12.wa.us
Tel: 360/ 753-0317
TTY: 360/ 586-0126

Special Education Section
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Director: Douglas Gill
PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200
http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/default.aspx
Tel: 360/ 753-6733
Fax: 360/ 586-0247
TTY: 360/ 586-0126

Statewide Insurance Programs
Washington Insurance Department
5000 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater, WA 98501
www.wa.gov/ins
Tel: 360/ 725-7000
Toll Free: 800/ 562-6900

CHIP - Children's Health Insurance Program
Washington State Health Care Authority
http://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/maa/CHIP/index.html
Tel: 877/ 543-7669

Statewide Rehabilitation Programs
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Social and Health Services
Director: Lynnae Ruttledge
http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/
PO Box 45340, Olympia, WA 98504-5340
Tel: 800/ 637-5627
Fax: 360/ 438-8007
TTY: 360/ 725-3636

Secondary Education and Career Preparation
Director: Kyra Kester
kkester@ospi.wednet.edu
PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Tel: 360/ 753-2062
TTY: 360/ 664-3631

Autism Education  
Northwest Autism Foundation - NWAF
519 15th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
www.autismnwaf.org 
Tel: 503/ 557-2111

ESD112 Regional Autism Consulting Cadre
2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98662
Tel: 360/ 750-7500
www.esd112.org

Parents Are Vital in Education (PAVE)
wpave9@washingtonpave.org
6316 South 12th Street, Tacoma, WA 98465
www.washingtonpave.org
Tel: 253/ 565-2266
Toll Free: 800/ 572-7368
Fax: 253/ 566-8052

Parent to Parent Power
1118 South 142nd Street, Tacoma, WA 98444
Tel: 253/ 531-2022
Fax: 253/ 538-1126

Washington Initiative for Supported Employment
Autism Training and Support for Transition Students with Autism
3305 Main Street, Suite 109, Vancouver, WA 98663
Tel: 360/ 823-0548
http://www.theinitative.ws

Online Resources
Washington Resources
www.unc.edu/~cory/autisminfo/washingt.html

Washington State Mental Health Agency 
Mental Health Division
Department of Social & Health Services
Director: Karl Brimner
PO Box 45320, Olympia, WA 98504-5320
Tel: 360/ 902-0790

State Mental Health Representative For Children And Youth
Community Services, Mental Health Division
Department of Social & Health Services
Director: Richard Onizuka
PO Box 45320, Olympia, WA 98504-5320 
Tel: 360/ 902-8070

State Developmental Disabilities Program
Department of Social & Health Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Acting Director: Linda Rolfe
PO Box 45301, Olympia, WA 98504-5301
Tel: 360/ 902-8484

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities

Central Office
LanghDE@wa.gov 
PO Box 45310Olympia, WA 98504-5310
Tel: 360/ 902-8444
Fax: 360/ 902-8482
TTY: 360/ 902-8455

Infant Toddler Early Invervention Program (ITEIP) 
LoercSK@dshs.wa.gov

PO Box 45201Olympia, WA 98504
Tel: 360/ 902-8048
Fax: 360/ 902-8497
TTY: 360/ 902-7864

Region 1
 santskl@dshs.wa.gov
1611 West Indiana Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205-4221
Counties served: (Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman) 
Tel: 509/ 456-2893
Toll Free: 800/ 462-0624
Fax: 509/ 456-4256
TTY: 509/ 456-5050

Region 2
 CodyNJ@dshs.wa.gov
1002 North 16th Avenue, PO Box 12500 / MS: B39-7 Yakima, WA 98909-2500
(Counties served: Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla, Yakima) 
Tel: 509/ 225-7970
Toll Free: 800/ 822-7840
Fax: 509/ 575-2326
TTY: 509/ 225-7987

Region 3
DavisLI@DSHS.wa.gov 
840 North Broadway, 1st Floor, Building A, Suite 100Everett, WA 98201-1296 
(Counties served: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom)
Tel: 425/ 339-4833
Toll Free: 800/ 788-2053
Fax: 425/ 339-4856
TTY: 425/ 339-4850

Region 4
SteveKA@dshs.wa.gov
1700 East Cherry StreetSeattle, WA 98122
(Counties served: King) 
Tel: 206/ 568-5700
Toll Free: 800/ 314-3296
Fax 1: 206/ 720-3038
Fax 2: 206/ 720-3334
TTY: 206/ 720-3325

Region 5
DD5FSO@dshs.wa.gov
1305 Tacoma Avenue South, Suite 300Tacoma, WA 98402
(Counties served: Kitsap, Pierce) 
Tel: 253/ 593-2812
Toll Free: 800/ 248-0949
Fax: 253/ 597-4368
TTY: 253/ 572-7381

Region 6
CouchDG@dshs.wa.gov
Building 6, Airdustrial Park, PO Box 45315Olympia, WA 98504-5315
(Counties served: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum) 
Tel: 360/ 753-4673
Toll Free: 800/ 339-8227
Fax: 360/ 586-6502
TTY: 360/ 586-4719



 


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