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The right to education is essential to economic, social and cultural rights. Achieving the right to basic education was granted to all people with developmental disabilities in 1975. Since that time, schools have developed special education programs to support students to receive free and appropriate public education. Special education and related services are designed to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities and prepare them for employment and independent living.

Children birth to three, who experience developmental delays, are all able to access early intervention services in Clark County. Early intervention has proven to be very successful in supporting families through challenging times and helping children achieve significant strides in their development. These services assist young children in preparing for and transitioning to public school.

This section lists all local school districts and early intervention service providers which are funded through Clark County and the local districts. For further information, contact the agency or school district directly.

Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver
(360) 992-2000; Disability Support Services (360) 992-2580

Washington State University - Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver
(360) 546-9788

Washington State School for the Blind
2214 E 13th St., Vancouver
(360) 696-6321

Washington School for the Deaf
611 Grand, Vancouver
(360) 696-6525
TDD (360) 418-4366



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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of Clark County Commissioners

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