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Developmental Disabilities 


The Island County Developmental Disabilities program coordinates, funds, and manages local services for children from birth to age 3 and adults 19 and older who have developmental disabilities. We work actively with families, schools, the business community, and local, state, and federal governments to facilitate full contribution for all citizens who experience developmental disabilities.

We believe that all individuals with developmental disabilities have the skills, interests, and talents to enhance our communities, and that our communities are stronger when all citizens contribute. We also know that employment is a powerful way to engage both to the larger community and to continue to grow and learn. If you know an individual with a developmental disability and want to know more about employment support and community inclusion, contact Developmental Disabilities Coordinator Mike Etzell.

CONTACT: Call Mike Etzell at 360-678-7883, call/text 360-499-5401 or email to mikeet@islandcountywa.gov 

If you are interested in being a qualified provider of Individual Employment, Community Inclusion, or Child Development Services please contact Mike Etzell to discuss provider qualifications, contract, and for a Request for Proposal packet. We have an open and continuous enrollment policy.  Completed packets will be reviewed upon completion.

Parent to Parent: If you are seeking support and resources, contact Island County Parent to Parent Information and Education Coordinator Tiffany Wheeler-Thompson. Wheeler-Thompson can guide you to community resources, provide support in a variety of different ways, and help with navigating systems and connections with other families with special needs during all ages and stages. For more information, click here or visit the Island County Parent to Parent page on Facebook.

CONTACT: Call or text to Tiffany-Wheeler Thompson at 360-632-7539 or email to t.wheeler-thompson@islandcountywa.gov 

School to Work Program: Helps individuals with developmental disabilities to identify the best job match for their skills and interests and supports them through training, job stabilization and future advancement.
CONTACT: Call Mike Etzell at 360-678-7883, call/text 360-499-5401 or email to mikeet@islandcountywa.gov 

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