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We'd love to have you!


Staff are trained and available to support you in programs so that you can participate as much as possible. Please communicate to staff if there are specific things they can help support you with in programs.

Areas that staff CANNOT support members:

  • Bathrooming
  • Administering medications
  • Feeding
  • Intervention and de-escalation for violent/aggressive behavior

If you need help with any of the above areas, please arrange to come with a family member or qualified caregiver who is trained and able to assist you. All members must past a background check that includes Washington State Patrol and National Sex Offender Registry screening.

We serve youth and adults living with developmental disabilities. Max Higbee Center is growing, and we are only able to accept new members for a couple of our regularly held programs.

To pursue getting started in our programs, please complete the following steps:

  • A staff member will be in touch with you within the week to discuss your program interests and to schedule a short orientation if applicable.

Please Note: At this time, all programs have a waiting list. We encourage you to fill out a profile form to add yourself to the waitlist.


If you need accommodation to apply or would like to request that auxiliary aids (sign language interpreters, readers) be provided, or have general questions, please contact our Program Director and ADA Coordinator Alyssa Jones via email: or phone: (360) 398-6669 | 711 (TTY/WA Relay)

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