Early Support for Infants & Toddlers
Early Intervention - Birth to 3 Program
Bright Starts Services now contracts with Department of Early Learning, Early Support for Infants & Toddlers program, to coordinate early intervention services for developmentally delayed children throughout Okanogan County. Early Intervention provides services for infants and toddlers ages birth to three who have a developmental concern and/or disability. For more information, please contact Shannon Mendoza at 509-826-1550.
Developmental Disabilities Day Programs
Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare serves as the County Coordinator of the Developmental Disabilities Day Programs for Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) eligible clients throughout Okanogan County. Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare contracts with qualified service providers to provide Individual Supported Employment (ISE) and Community Inclusion (CI) services. Northwest Center and Ambitions currently provide both ISE and CI services to eligible clients, and the selection of a service provider is the client’s choice.
Northwest Center: 509-826-2417
DDA: Local 509-846-8632,
DDA: Region 1 Office (Spokane) 1-800-462-0624
Community Inclusion (CI)
Community inclusion is an individualized service that provides individuals with opportunities to engage in community based activities that support socialization, education, recreation and personal development for the purpose of: building and strengthening relationships with others in the local community who are not paid to be with the person and learning, practicing and applying skills that promote greater independence and inclusion in their community.
Individualized Supported Employment (ISE)
Employment services are individualized services that provide individuals with opportunities to explore employment options and participate in activities that support you to obtain/maintain paid community employment.
Developmental Disabilities Resources:
Developing Disability Administration Homepage: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda
Helpful Brochures: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda/publications/dda-brochures
DDA Eligibility FAQ and application forms: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda/consumers-and-families/eligibility
Informing Families: https://informingfamilies.org/
Washington State Resources for Parents with Children and Youth with disabilities: https://www.washington.edu/doit/sites/default/files/WA_Resources_08_19_15.pdf
The Arc Washington State: http://www.arcwa.org
Seattle Children’s Hospital: http://cshcn.org
Dads M.O.V.E: http://dadsmove.org
Agencies interested in becoming services providers for Okanogan County can apply through our continuous RFQ application process. More information is provided in the link below.
Se habla espanol- We have bilingual staff in the Developmental Disabilities Program trained to assist you.