Disabilities

banner - have aging or disability issues?Adults with disabilities can get information on a number of programs and resources by contacting Community Living Connections at 206-962-8467 (toll-free 1-844-348-5464).

For more information, read Introducing Community Living Connections (AgeWise King County, September 2015).

For direct links to local disability advocacy organizations, scroll down to Advocacy & Resources.

Discounts

FLASH_Gold cardsGold and FLASH discount cards available through the Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior CitizensThe Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens offers a FLASH (Fun Leisure Access Savings and Health) discount and identification card for adults with disabilities who live in Seattle and King County. The FLASH Card provides discounts on goods and services from local businesses, recreational facilities and events. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens at 206-684-0500 or seniors@seattle.gov.

Advocacy & Resources

  • ARC of King County advocates for and serves people with intellectual and development disabilities and their families.
  • Hearing Loss Association of Washington provides information, education, support and advocacy to improve living conditions and assure access for individuals with hearing loss.
  • Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center is a Western Washington service hub for clients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have communication disorders.
  • Loop Washington (aka Let’s Loop Seattle) provides information about hearing loop assistive technology in facilities.
  • Northwest ADA Center assists businesses, state and local governments, and people with disabilities as they manage the process of changing our culture to be user friendly to disability and the effect a variety of health conditions can have on society.
  • Northwest Universal Design Council is a volunteer group that promotes the incorporation of universal design principles, products, and processes that enable everyone, regardless of age or ability to “live actively by design.”
  • Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities promotes the full participation of people with disabilities into all areas of economic, political, and community life in the City of Seattle. The 16-member commission informs the Mayor, Council and City departments on issues of importance to people with disabilities and recommends policies, practices and legislation.
  • Washington Council for the Blind promotes opportunity, equality, and independence in the blind community through education, public awareness, and advocacy.