We offer many services for people with IDD and their families such as Community Engagement, Information and Referral, help applying for services, community education, Parent to Parent, and much more.
The Arc of Grays Harbor provides Community Guide and Community Engagement services for clients receiving DDA services. These services allow people with disabilities the ability to access their community with the supports they need. Participants engage in a variety of community-based opportunities to grow their social network and knowledge.Learn More
Contact us to set up an appointment. We can assist you in filling out the applications for Social Security and Developmental Disability Administration services.Learn More
The Arc has trained volunteers called Community Liaisons who explain the community resources and services available to students with disabilities and their families, especially those students who are in transition to adult services.
Community Liaisons can also attend IEP meetings when available upon invitation by the student, a family member, The Arc, or a local school district. During the meeting they are able to provide information about local services available, appropriate to the student's age.
They do not provide educational, parenting, or legal advice to the school or the parents. Community Liaison services can be provided either virtually or in person.
The Arc of provides information regarding services available for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Grays Harbor County and will refer you to appropriate resources. Just a few of the topics and referrals you can obtain from our information/referral staff include:
Without strong advocacy at all levels, people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities may not have access to needed supports as well as opportunities to exercise inherent civil and human rights. Additionally, strong advocacy may be required to prevent and/or address abuse, neglect, and exploitation that people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities may experience. Persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities may need the support of advocates to become effective self-advocates.Contact Us to Learn More