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Developmental Disabilities
The Developmental Disabilities Program contracts with various agencies in the community to provide services for residents of Pierce County and their families. The program is responsible for:
  • County-wide information and education
  • Child-development programs for children with developmental delays from birth to three years
  • Employment and community access programs for adults 21 and older 

Primary funding for all services comes from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and school districts.


Adult Employment
The Department funds adult employment and day programs that offer services to help individuals with developmental disabilities achieve employment. We help clients achieve the greatest independence and self-sufficiency possible. Services are individualized to meet each person's need.

Day Programs
Adult Day Programs are available to individuals with disabilities 18 and older. Specialized programs are available for individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer's, and other similar issues. The services help individuals access their community in ways typical for their age group.

Employment Transition Services
Preparing for life after high school begins with knowing your options. The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides information to assist in planning for a future that includes employment.

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Ph: (253) 798-7372

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Community Connections Developmental Disabilities

1305 Tacoma Ave.
Suite 104
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: (253) 798-7372

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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