The Arc of Grays Harbor is a nonprofit charity who advocate a better quality of life for people with disabilities. We offer many useful services. With the support of Grays Harbor County Public Health Departmentwe:
- Provide you with up to date information and resource materials such as diagnostic services for Autism or related disorders and enriching community activities such as Special Olympics through our e-bulletins and Social Networking sites.
- Outreach to individuals with disabilities, families and other stakeholders including the Quinault and Chehalis Nations to help navigate the developmental disabilities, local social services and school systems.
- Host meetings of the Disability Movement Coalition to inform and educate the community about what is happening with legislation relevant to people with disabilities including a legislative reception every January.
- Help you navigate your child's educational system by consulting with you about IEP or 504 meetings.
- Help families know what services are available to them by making Community Information Liaisons available for IEP meetings.
- Help you apply for Social Security Disability, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation or SSI.
- Help you apply for Developmental Disability Administration services.
- Expand the community's understanding of people with developmental disabilities through our Awareness events in October and March.
- Work with the Transition council to offer Navigating the Systems (school, State, Federal), I.E.P. & 504 Plans, Financial Resources, Guardianship & Alternative to Guardianship and an annual Life After High School Resource Fair for students in transition to adulthood.
With the support of the Arc of Washington, we can:
- Help you connect with other parents by offering Parent to Parent support meetings in both Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties
- Help you connect with friends and learn useful life skills with the We Can club
For clients of the Developmental Disabilities Administration we:
- Help you engage and access your community through Community Engagement
To students with IEP or 504 plans, The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation helps us:
- Provide a spring Job Readiness program
- Offer supported summer employment at a variety of locations in the area
For help with these and other questions, contact us at 360.537.7000