- Washington State ranks in the lower 20% in the nation in providing services for the developmentally disabled population.
- Today’s state funded housing supply does not meet the current or future needs of people with developmental disabilities in the Greater Issaquah area.
- Until 1986, the State built group homes for individuals with disabilities. Residence East in Issaquah was the last of these homes built.
- Currently, the State provides funding for only those people with disabilities who are in a crisis situation.
Today in our Greater Issaquah area there are:
- 58 adults with developmental disabilities over age 21, living with their parents.
- Approximately 170 students in the Issaquah School District Special Education program, who in the future, will need assistance with independent living.
- Approximately 30 students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District Special Education program, who in the future, will need assistance with independent living.