Welcome to DASH

Are you one of the 21% of Jefferson County residents with a disability?

– You have come to the right website to find the most accessible places and services.

Does your business or organization serve Jefferson County?

– You have come to the right website to find services to increase your accessibility.

DASH is a voice for all people with disabilities

Lynn Gressley walking across Sims Way

DASH will donate a handsome well-designed bench for Jefferson Healthcare’s new Main Entrance in memory of Lynn Gressley, DASH President for many years. More in What’s New below.

Information you will find here:

  • Ongoing updates on DASH Projects
  • DASH Services for individuals, for businesses and organizations and for our community provided at no cost
  • Helpful Information on many subjects and downloadable versions of our publications:

DASH Accessible Restaurants Guide
DASH Accessible Entertainment & Cultural Venues Guide
DASH Accessible Downtown/Uptown Port Townsend Map

What’s New

A Comfortable Bench for Jefferson Healthcare’s Main Entrance in Memory of Lynn Gressley

 

Lynn Gressley's BenchHave you ever been waiting outside a hospital and just needed a place to sit to wait for your ride? Jefferson Healthcare has accepted our offer to provide a well-designed bench at the entrance of the new Jefferson Healthcare facility in Port Townsend in memory of Lynn Gressley, DASH’s long-time President.

This is an opportunity to honor the many years Lynn worked to make sure that every facility in our community, including the hospital, is accessible for all.  Click to read Alison Arthur’s article in The Leader on October 5th about this project.

Cost is estimated to be $2300.  We invite you to help by donating to the fund for the bench.

Project updates will be posted

November 6th, 2016|

Inclusive Technology Improves Access to Fort Worden Beaches

A beach wheelchair and beach walker are now available to use at the Fort Worden beach area without cost.

This article about the beach wheelchair appeared in the Port Townsend Leader in August:

http://www.ptleader.com/news/business/ beach-wheelchair-is-latest-gain-in- accessibility/article_2932caac-6981 -11e6-9112-c3fc467f65de.html

October 13th, 2016|

Project to create an accessible playground for Jefferson County begins.

There are NO Accessible Playgrounds in Jefferson County

A group of local school district and early childhood occupational therapists and physical therapists, and parents of children with special needs, have formed a group to build an accessible playground at HJ Carroll Park with multi-age and adult structures also, due to the demographic of our county.  Preliminary support for some funding to build and maintain the playground has been given by the East Jefferson Rotary Club and the Jefferson County Accessible Communities Advisory Committee (ACAC).

Port Angeles will soon have an accessible playground with ADA compliant playground pieces and a wheelchair-friendly surface for the play area.  The equipment will be installed in 2017.

This article about the new playground appeared in the Peninsula Daily News in August: http://archive.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160801/NEWS/308019992

Contact People at this stage:

Sarah Grossman, MS PT, sarahg59@gmail.com

Sarah McNulty, OTR/L, sarah_mcnulty@csd49.org

September 18th, 2016|

Hard Ship | A Really Great Big Story

Many more followers of the Race to Alaska tuned in to watch Team Alula cross the finish line than watched the first-place winners cross the same line.  Three paralyzed men from Australia took up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges—a 750-mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet.  Here is their journey start to finish line.

September 9th, 2016|

Are you one of the 21% of Jefferson County residents with a disability?

– You have come to the right website to find the most accessible places and services.

Does your business or organization serve Jefferson County?

– You have come to the right website to find services to increase your accessibility.

DASH is a voice for all people with disabilities

Lynn Gressley walking across Sims Way

DASH will donate a handsome well-designed bench for Jefferson Healthcare’s new Main Entrance in memory of Lynn Gressley, DASH President for many years. More in What’s New below.

Information you will find here:

  • Ongoing updates on DASH Projects
  • DASH Services for individuals, for businesses and organizations and for our community provided at no cost
  • Helpful Information on many subjects and downloadable versions of our publications:

DASH Accessible Restaurants Guide
DASH Accessible Entertainment & Cultural Venues Guide
DASH Accessible Downtown/Uptown Port Townsend Map

What’s New

A Comfortable Bench for Jefferson Healthcare’s Main Entrance in Memory of Lynn Gressley

 

Lynn Gressley's BenchHave you ever been waiting outside a hospital and just needed a place to sit to wait for your ride? Jefferson Healthcare has accepted our offer to provide a well-designed bench at the entrance of the new Jefferson Healthcare facility in Port Townsend in memory of Lynn Gressley, DASH’s long-time President.

This is an opportunity to honor the many years Lynn worked to make sure that every facility in our community, including the hospital, is accessible for all.  Click to read Alison Arthur’s article in The Leader on October 5th about this project.

Cost is estimated to be $2300.  We invite you to help by donating to the fund for the bench.

Project updates will be posted

November 6th, 2016|

Inclusive Technology Improves Access to Fort Worden Beaches

A beach wheelchair and beach walker are now available to use at the Fort Worden beach area without cost.

This article about the beach wheelchair appeared in the Port Townsend Leader in August:

http://www.ptleader.com/news/business/ beach-wheelchair-is-latest-gain-in- accessibility/article_2932caac-6981 -11e6-9112-c3fc467f65de.html

October 13th, 2016|

Project to create an accessible playground for Jefferson County begins.

There are NO Accessible Playgrounds in Jefferson County

A group of local school district and early childhood occupational therapists and physical therapists, and parents of children with special needs, have formed a group to build an accessible playground at HJ Carroll Park with multi-age and adult structures also, due to the demographic of our county.  Preliminary support for some funding to build and maintain the playground has been given by the East Jefferson Rotary Club and the Jefferson County Accessible Communities Advisory Committee (ACAC).

Port Angeles will soon have an accessible playground with ADA compliant playground pieces and a wheelchair-friendly surface for the play area.  The equipment will be installed in 2017.

This article about the new playground appeared in the Peninsula Daily News in August: http://archive.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160801/NEWS/308019992

Contact People at this stage:

Sarah Grossman, MS PT, sarahg59@gmail.com

Sarah McNulty, OTR/L, sarah_mcnulty@csd49.org

September 18th, 2016|

Hard Ship | A Really Great Big Story

Many more followers of the Race to Alaska tuned in to watch Team Alula cross the finish line than watched the first-place winners cross the same line.  Three paralyzed men from Australia took up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges—a 750-mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet.  Here is their journey start to finish line.

September 9th, 2016|

   Sponsor Organizations

Organizations and Individuals that have significantly contributed to the DASH mission

Jefferson Healthcare
City of Port Townsend
Jefferson County
Jefferson Transit
Fort Worden State Park
Jefferson County Council for the Blind
Port Townsend Library Foundation
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

There are many individuals who have given invaluable assistance to DASH over the years – too many to list.  We thank every person and every organization that has played a role in making our community accessible for everyone.

Our new DASH website is one of several projects funded by a grant obtained by Jefferson County under the Accessible Communities Act (ACA). The sole source of ACA grant funds is $100 of every ticket given out to people who park in accessible parking spots without a permit. This program was the brainchild of Toby Olson, Executive Secretary of the Governor’s Committee on Disability and Employment (GCDIE), which administers the grants.

Sponsor Organizations

Accessible Communities Advisory Committee of Jefferson County

United Good Neighbor of Jefferson County

Rotary Club of Port Townsend

Organizations and Individuals that have significantly contributed to the DASH mission

Jefferson Healthcare
City of Port Townsend
Jefferson County
Jefferson Transit
Fort Worden State Park
Jefferson County Council for the Blind
Port Townsend Library Foundation
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

There are many individuals who have given invaluable assistance to DASH over the years – too many to list.  We thank every person and every organization that has played a role in making our community accessible for everyone.

Our new DASH website is one of several projects funded by a grant obtained by Jefferson County under the Accessible Communities Act (ACA). The sole source of ACA grant funds is $100 of every ticket given out to people who park in accessible parking spots without a permit. This program was the brainchild of Toby Olson, Executive Secretary of the Governor’s Committee on Disability and Employment (GCDIE), which administers the grants.