Community Resources refer to those places, activities, and organizations that are available to all citizens in Clark County. The opportunity to live in a home, have a job, attend school, move around the community using public transportation, and participate in local events and recreational activities enhance the quality of life for all community members. Access to these resources is particularly important to people with developmental disabilities and their families. This web site is designed to assist individuals, families, and all community members in more easily locating opportunities and basic resources that are available within Clark County.
Children and Family Resources
Parent Coalition (360) 823-2247
Parent to Parent
Washington state, site and coordinator list
Columbia River Economic Development Council
Twenty years of experience helping with site location and acquisition, business demographics, and process facilitation.
Human Services Council, Inc.
A non-profit corporation that helps people access the services available to meet their individual and family needs, and coordinate aging and long-term care.
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver
(360) 992-2000; Disability Support Services (360) 992-2580
Council for Exceptional Children
The CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities and the gifted.
Clark County School Districts Special Education Programs
Washington State School for the Blind
2214 E 13th St., Vancouver
Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand, Vancouver
TDD (360) 418-4366
General Disability Information
The Alliance for Full Participation (AFP)
AFP is a formal partnership of leading organizations serving the developmental disabilities field that share a common vision-to help create a better and more fulfilling quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The mission of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology; speech-language pathology; and speech, language, and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities.
Americans with Disabilities Act
U.S. Department of Justice Information on the ADA
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
The ARCH supports service providers and families through training, technical assistance, evaluation and research.
The Center for An Accessible Society Disability Issues Information
The changing world of developmental disabilities - describes how such disabilities can occur in any family; how society's values and ideas about the conditions are changing; and more.
Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation, University of Washington
CCER mission statement: "The Mission of the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation is to identify, develop, support and exemplify excellence among rehabilitation practitioners in the Pacific Northwest for the purpose of increasing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities." CCER offers conferences, workshops, distance education, a graduate program, and a leadership institute.
Center on Human Policy
The Center on Human Policy (CHP) is a Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities.
Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities
The Council is an international organization at the forefront of the movement to create opportunities for people with disabilities. We direct our efforts toward promoting quality improvement in services and supports.
The comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources.
National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
Part of the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, NIDRR provides leadership and support for a national and international program of comprehensive and coordinated research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The National Organization on Disability promotes full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health - Portland State University
The Center's activities focus on improving services to families whose children have mental, emotional or behavioral disorders through a set of related research and training programs.
Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington at Seattle
Civitan International Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University
The Arc of Southwest Washington
A private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) has over 250 documents, articles, FAQ's on the law, employment strategies for people with disabilities
Washington Department of Social & Health Services Developmental Disabilities Administration
Striving to develop and implement public policies that will promote individual worth, self-respect, and dignity such that each individual is valued as a contributing member of their community.
Clark County does not allow web links that advocate for private commercial enterprises. For more information, please refer to the Guidelines.