Developmental Disabilities

The Developmental Disabilities Program works with community partners to provide services for residents of Pierce County and their families. The program is responsible for:

  • County-wide information and education,
  • Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program for children birth to three years, 
  • Employment and community inclusion programs for adults 21 and older, and
  • Assist eligible transition students to obtain paid employment prior to exiting school at age 21. 

Primary funding for all services comes from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and Department of Children, Youth & Families.

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Services for You and Your Family

  1. Information & Education
  2. Early Support for Infants & Toddlers
  3. Community Inclusion
  4. School to Work
  5. Supported Employment
developmental disabilities information and education resources

Information and Education Services

Community Information and Outreach provides critical supports for individuals and families who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.  DD contracts with community organizations to provide these services as well as providing some directly. 

  • Outreach and education
  • Resource and referral
  • System navigation
  • Parent to Parent and parent groups 
  • Self-advocate leadership development and engagement 
Contact person: 
Heidi Scheibner, Community Outreach and Education Program Specialist
[email protected]

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