49.4. Additional Programs or Resources
Cascade Canoe & Kayak Racing Team
Phone: (425) 785-7419
Together, helping canoe/kayak athletes become powerful people. Cascade Canoe & Kayak Racing Team focuses on helping people with lower limb amputations and/or spinal cord injuries below T8 learn, train, and compete in Paracanoe Racing. Racing opportunities include regional, national, and international including Paralympic levels. We're a USA Canoe/Kayak Club and Paralympic Sports Club.
Center for Children with Special Needs
Phone: (866) 987-2500
Contact: Childrens Resource Line
You will find information, resources and tools developed by the Center. Visit News & Events to read the most recent issue of Linkages, a newsletter for professionals serving children with special needs or sign-up for one of our email lists. In Resources find information specific to Washington State as well as diagnosis-specific health information, tools to support families of children with special needs and care providers.
Disability Rights Washington
Phone: (206) 324-1521 or in WA State: (800) 562-2702
Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights.
Easter Seals Washington
Phone: (206) 281-5700
Easter Seals Washington creates solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.
Phone: (425) 747-4004 Ext. 4286
The Fathers Network provides current information and resources to assist all families and care providers involved in the lives of children with special needs.
Footloose Sailing Association
Phone: (206) 382-2680
Footloose Sailing Association offers sailing as a recreational and therapeutic outlet to people of all disabilities. We are dedicated to bringing independence on the water and competence in the sport of sailing to our members and disabled friends.
Lifetime Advocacy Plus
Phone: (206) 367-8055
It is the mission of Lifetime Advocacy Plus to enhance the lives and protect the rights of people with disabilities by providing guardianship; personal attention; advocacy; trust and financial management; and personal services.
Minor Home Repair
Phone: (206) 448-5751
Our highly skilled Repair Technicians make minor plumbing, carpentry, and electrical repairs and install wheelchair ramps, grab bars and handrails. Available to homeowners of all ages in Seattle, Shoreline and Bellevue. Income eligibility required
Outdoors for All Foundation
Phone: (425) 462-0978
The Outdoors for All Foundation is a national leader and one of the largest nonprofit organizations providing year round instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities. Outdoors for All's year round programming includes snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country and downhill skiing, cycling, hiking, in-line skating, river rafting, canoeing and kayaking, day camps, water skiing, rock-climbing, camping and Custom Events.
Phone: (888) 810-0745
PROVAIL offers a comprehensive range of services designed to expand opportunities for people with disabilities to live, work, and fully participate in the communities of their choice.
Phone: (425) 869-9506
Located in the heart of Puget Sound, Pushing Boundaries is Washington's only intensive exercise therapy center focused on regaining function in those paralyzed due to illness, injury, or other neurological disorders.
QUAD is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping physically disabled adults.
We accomplish our mission by providing a model of affordable housing that is barrier-free and allows individuals with disabilities to live independently. Each facility offers the unique feature of resident-directed shared attendant care services, and our wheelchair-accessible apartments are specially fitted to help residents live life comfortably.
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Washington
Phone : (206) 462-8644
SCIAW is the Washington State organization for people with spinal cord injuries and for all committed to helping them. SCIAW is an important forum for sharing information and resources. It provides resources to help each survivor deal with the challenges posed by the injury. It fosters the building of a community devoted to helping one another.
Spinal Cord Injury Transitions and Wellness Program
Phone: (206) 744-2060
Contact: SCI Transitions and Wellness Program Coordinator
The Spinal Cord Injury Transitions and Wellness Program is a health promotion program designed to address the needs of individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI) as they transition from inpatient rehabilitation into the first two years of life after SCI.
The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology
The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) at the University of Washington Department of Computer Science & Engineering develops and deploys technologies that increase independence and improve quality of life for individuals with motor and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel interfaces, the addition of sensors and input devices to existing technologies, and promotion of accessible design best practices in engineering. TCAT engages in research collaborations, community outreach, and technology design, translation, and prototyping.
University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies
Phone: (800) 841-8345
(UWCTDS) is the lead agency for WATAP. UWCTDS provides hands-on demonstrations and short-term loans of assistive technology devices to help potential users make informed decisions about using such devices and related services.
Utility Discount Program
Phone: (206) 684-0268
The Utility Discount Program provides reduced utility rates for income eligible families, seniors (age 65+), and persons with disabilities. Qualified applicants receive a 50% discount on their Seattle City Light bill. Those who are Seattle residents can also receive a reduced rate on their Seattle Public Utilities combined utilities (water, sewer, and garbage) bill.
Washington Access Fund
The Washington Access Fund is a nonprofit, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) established by and for people with disabilities in Washington state. The Fund provides low-interest loans and other financing services to help individuals with disabilities obtain the technologies and business equipment needed to live independently and to succeed at school, at work, at play and in the community -- including home and vehicle accessibility modifications.
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
Phone: (800) 214-8731
WATAPthe Washington Assistive Technology Act Programserves 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.
Washington PAVE (Parents Are Vital in Education)
Phone: (256) 565-2266
Washington PAVE is a parent directed organization that works with families, individuals with disabilities, professionals and community members in all walks of life and with all types of disabilities. Since 1979, PAVE has provided information, training and support for over 1,000,000 individuals with disabilities, parents and professionals.
Phone: (877) 778-2555
Work Opportunities offers a wide range of vocational services to meet the needs of the participants we serve