Community Partnerships

*By clicking the links below, you will be exiting the Snohomish County website and entering the website for an external organization. 

Community partners support individual with developmental disabilities and their families to have access to, and full participate in, their communities .Our partners are a place where community members gather to build skills, access supports and resources, work collectively to address issues affecting their lives, and build relationships. The agencies work to promote inclusion, increase opportunities to contribute to their community and develop peer supports for community member with developmental disabilities.

The Arc:

Connecting Families

The Arc of Snohomish County fosters healthy families by offering many activities, events and information nights throughout the year. These events create opportunities for families to become informed and engaged with their communities. As well as meeting other families and staff members who “get it”.

For more information on upcoming events and ways to be involved please visit The Arc website* to find ways to connect and be involved.

Leadership and Education 

The Arc dispenses information and teaches self-advocates, families, and community members about systems navigation, resources in the county, and leadership opportunities. Staff encourage and support participation in boards and committees that build community, and inclusion for all people.

For leadership opportunities please visit The Arc’s website*

Family Support Centers 

Centers create opportunities for building strengths, accessing resources, connecting with others, and creating a sense of community. Family Support Centers work for social change by engaging families in addressing the issues that affect their lives.

These Centers are throughout Snohomish County. Find yours in your community today!

Inclusive Recreation and leisure

Coalition for Inclusive Communities (CIC)

The CIC is a group of individuals who are committed to promoting more inclusive recreational and leisure opportunities in our community.

Training offered for Inclusive Programming

KIT (Kids Included Together) is a four-part interactive workshop that provides an overview of inclusion, the history of support for children with disabilities (medical model vs. empowerment model), and the philosophy and benefits of inclusion.

Interested in participating or hosting a training? Please email