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Family Resources

The Arc of Tri-Cities

The Arc of Tri-Cities focus is that individuals with developmental disabilities living in Benton and Franklin Counites are empowered to make informed choices and have services and supports to access those choices.  


PAVE provides support, training, information and resources to empower and give voice to individuals, youth and families impacted by disabilities. 


The OSPI Special Education Parent & Community Liaison is available as a resource to parents in non-legal special education matters. The Special Education Parent & Community Liaison is not an advocate on behalf of any one party. The Parent & Community Liaison, on the other hand, can act as a guide for anyone attempting to understand and navigate various special education or school district processes and procedures. 

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Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS)

WSDS partners with schools, families and agencies to support children and youth who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/low vision, or deaf/blind, by providing assessment services, training and consultation. 

Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth  


Project Guardian

Project Guardian is a program developed to help keep people with special needs safe. Richland PD, Kennewick PD, Pasco PD and W. Richland PD have partnered with the Arc of Tri-Cities to adopt this program in an effort help keep your loved ones safe through shared information.

The International Dyslexia Association

Washington State Branch for Dyslexia

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Learn more about the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Special Education Support Center 

The Special Education Support Center is a Washington State Needs Project funded by OSPI in Partnership with WEA Support for Educators, Families, and Students.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Learn more about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

National Center of Intensive Intervention 

Learn more about the National Center of Intensive Intervention.

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

DDA services are varied, among them employment services, assistance providing personal care, respite services, environmental modification, and housing.  
Contacting DDA:
Phone: 1-800-974-4428.
Email: (King County) 
Kennewick DDA Field Office Address: 500 N Morain St Suite 2210 Kennewick, WA 99336 
Primary Phone: 509-374-2111 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a statewide resource that assists people with disabilities to prepare for, secure, maintain, advance in, or regain employment. DVR partners with businesses and organizations to develop employment opportunities. We serve people who seek meaningful and secure employment, but whose disabilities may result in one or more barriers to achieving employment goals.

Toll free number: 800-637-5627

WorkSource Columbia Basin  

815 N Kellogg St Suite D, Kennewick, WA 99336  
Phone number: 509-734-5900

Job Corps  

View the Job Corps website.