The Arc of Grays Harbor is a nonprofit charity that advocates for a better quality of life for people with disabilities. We offer many useful services. With the support of Grays Harbor County Public Health Department we:
- Provide you with up to date information and resource materials such as diagnostic services for Autism or related disorders, enriching community activities such as Special Olympics, and through our e-bulletins (sign up to receive our e-bulletins HERE) and Social Networking sites. You can also call or stop by the office.
- Outreach to individuals with disabilities, families, stakeholders including the Quinault and Chehalis Nations assisting with how to navigating developmental disabilities, local social services, and school systems.
- Inform and educate individuals with disabilities, family members, interested parties and elected officials about legislative issues and how they may affect people with disabilities and their families through our Disability Movement Coalition and Legislative Forum.
- Inform individuals with disabilities, families, school staff, and interested parties of the resources available at IEP or 504 planning meetings. We assist people in taking the necessary steps to prepare for life after school through our Informational Workshops, Community information and Liaisons Services, Presentations; “Life after High School” and other Informational presentations.
- Expand the community’s understanding of people with developmental disabilities through our Awareness Events (October- Disability Employment Awareness & March-Disability Awareness)
- Help you apply for Social Security Disability, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation or SSI.
- Help you apply for Developmental Disability Administration services.
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
Become a part of the Disability Movement Coalition to inform and educate elected officials and the community at large about the successes and challenges of individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families.
For help with these and other questions, contact us at 360.537.7000