Bo employed at McDonalds

Why Do We Succeed?

Because our success is measured by yours. You’re an individual. Your pathway to employment should be as unique as you are.

Our Mission Services

AtWork! has advocated for and created integrated employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities for 60 years. It is our mission to empower people to get good jobs, increase community connection, and successfully transition to life after high school.

We believe that people with disabilities are an integral part of our society, our businesses, and our lives. We believe that everyone has the capacity to work and that there is a place for a person with disabilities in every business in America. To support the people we serve to the best of our abilities, we focus our mission services in three fields:

Here at AtWork!, we understand that every person is different. It is our job to find and celebrate your unique talents that make you, you. We celebrate your skills and abilities and use them to help you find your career because our services are:


Everyone starts with their own individual and detailed evaluation and plan. We listen to your hopes, dreams, and career aspirations to begin understanding the opportunities ahead. We work with you to create the perfect plan just for you and keep it updated regularly to keep us on the track to success.


The AtWork! staff are trained professionals. Our employment staff are proactive and communicative, ensuring you’re never without support. We form respectful partnerships that recognize and honor the contributions, expectations, and successes of all partners.


AtWork! is known for alternative, strategic approaches to traditional employment that work to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. We get jobs for people others consider unemployable.


AtWork! delivers compassionate, dedicated support that appreciates and values each individual’s unique attribute. When we say that your success is our success, we really mean it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Acronyms by Agency/Entity

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA):

  • DSHS – Department of Social and Health Services
  • DDA – Developmental Disabilities Administration
  • CARE – Comprehensive Assessment Reporting and Evaluation
  • PCSP – Person-Centered Service Plan
  • PCP – Person Centered Plan
  • IFS – Individual and Family Services
  • SSP – Supplemental Security Payment
  • CRM – Case Resource Manager
  • PA – Prior Approval
  • ETR – Exception to Rule

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR):

  • DVR – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • CBA – Community-Based Assessment
  • IPE – Individual Employment Plan
  • SDOP – Service Delivery Outcome Plan
  • ITS – Intensive Training Services
  • IL – Independent Living services


  • AWA – ADSA Web Access
  • CSA – County Service Authorization
  • IE – Individual Employment
  • GSE – Group Supported Employment
  • CI – Community Inclusion
  • S2W – School to Work

Employment Agencies:

  • EC – Employment Consultant
  • ES – Employment Specialist

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)/Schools:

  • ESD – Educational Service District
  • IEP – Individual Educational Plan