Partners and Collaborative Activities

We collaborate with different partners to support children with special health care needs and their families find available services and resources.


 Health Care Partners

Hospital Partners

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center

  • Services for children with cleft lip, palate, or both, or other complex craniofacial conditions through a contract supporting Maxillofacial Teams and Review Board.
  • Developmental evaluations and treatments for children birth to 3 years with developmental delays through a contract with their Neurodevelopmental center.

Providence Center for Cleft Lip and Palate – Services for children with cleft lip and/or palate or other complex craniofacial conditions in the East Region through a contract supporting Maxillofacial Teams and Review Board.

Seattle Children’s Hospital – Supporting Adolescents and Families Experiencing Suicidality (SAFES) ( program a partnership between Seattle Children’s hospital and Frontier Behavioral Health in Spokane. SAFES:  

  • provides in-person and telehealth crisis support services to adolescents experiencing non-emergency suicidal crises. 
  • intends to increase use of the Partnership Access Line (PAL). PAL supports primary care providers with questions about mental health care such as diagnostic clarification, treatment planning, and more.

Find more information within the SAFES flyer (PDF) (

Family Support Organizations 

Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment (PAVE) – Support, training, information, and resources for individuals, youth, and families impacted by disabilities.

PAVE programs include:

Parent to Parent (P2P) programs – Emotional support and information to families of children with disabilities. 

Washington State Fathers Network – Activities and events for fathers and male caregivers.

Washington State Leadership Initiative Newsletter – Activities, events, webinars, conferences, training, volunteer and job opportunities, and resources for families of CYSHCN.

Informing Families – Information and resources to help people with developmental disabilities live a full life.

Early Support for Infants & Toddlers (ESIT) – Early intervention services for children birth to 3 with developmental delays or disabilities.

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) – Services and programs including personal care and respite.

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) – School district services.

Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) – Information about and conflict resolution with school districts.

The Arc – Advocates for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Local chapters provide information to families.

Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) – Plans for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Developmental Disabilities Ombuds – Collects and investigates complaints brought by those who use developmental disabilities services.

Guide By Your Side – Support for families with children who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing without a bias towards communication mode.

Open Doors for Multicultural Families – Culturally and linguistically relevant information, services, and programming to culturally and linguistically diverse families of persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Washington Autism Alliance – Access to healthcare, education and services for people with autism spectrum disorders and related intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Help Me Grow Washington Hotline 1 (800) 322-2588 - Do you have questions about your child’s health or developmental needs? Call the WithinReach Help Me Grow Washington Hotline to speak to a family navigator and find answers!

Local Agency Coordinators and Support Staff

We partner with local CYSHCN Coordinators to advocate for families. The coordinators help connect families to the resources and care services they need and support the development of systems of care for CYSHCN in their local communities. Find your local coordinator (PDF).

Workforce Development

We contract with the following programs within the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington:

DOH Partners