Information regarding the State of Washington, including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities living in Washington.
Washington Disability Resources
Disability Rights Washington
Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide - http://disabilityrightswa.org
Alliance of People with Disabilities
Located in King County, Washington, the center is a community-based organization that works with individuals with disabilities on obtaining access to housing, employment, transportation, communities, recreational facilities, health and social services - http://disabilitypride.org/wordpress/
King County Aging and Disability Services
Aging & Disability Services plans, coordinates, and advocates for a comprehensive service delivery system for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities in King County - http://www.agingkingcounty.org
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP)
The Washington Assistive Technology Act Program-serves Washington residents of all ages with disabilities of all types, their families, employers and employment service providers, educators, health care and social service providers, and others seeking information about assistive technology (AT) and accessible information technology - http://watap.org/
Autism Society of Washington (ASW)
The mission of the Autism Society of Washington is to improve the lives of all affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in Washington State - http://www.autismsocietyofwa.org
Washington Disability Statistics:
- There are an estimated 921,000 people over the age of five who experience a form of disability in the state of Washington.
- Approximately 148,000 people, or 2.6% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living, to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- Around 475,000 people in Washington have a form of work disability, while 228,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
- Approximately 38,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, and 270,000 are currently not in the workforce.