What's New

Save Medicaid: Watch The Tax Bills

November 15, 2017—The US Senate and the House added to their tax bills a provision to repeal a key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the individual mandate to obtain health insurance. Repealing this provision would have significant negative effects for people with disabilities, families of children with disabilities, and those who are aging.

Read More




January Parent Leadership Training Institute

From The Washington State Family and Community Engagement Trust

logo for the Washington State Family and Community Engagement Trust

Recruiting students for the January Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) at Everett Community College.

The PLTI is a free, 11-week course centered on democracy, respect, dignity, and a belief that when parents and adults caring for children are given knowledge and skills, they will actively improve their lives and the lives of their families and communities by

Read More




Clarification on the Withdrawal of Special Education Guidance

From the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education reported that it had rescinded 72 documents previously used to clarify special education laws and policies under the IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1972.  The manner of the announcement, and the limited information provided at that time from the U.S. Department of Education resulted in uncertainty in the disability community and concern regarding the potential impact on students.

Read More




Help Make Disability History: Submit Student Stories of Inclusion

Office of Education Ombuds logo

The Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO) wants to hear from students with disAbilities about what inclusion looks like in Washington’s public schools.

If you are a student interested in sharing your experiences, or if you are an educator or parent who knows of a student who might be interested,

Read More




Sexuality And Developmental Disabilities Webinar

Communicating With Your Kids
Family Voices of California will host a Nov. 1st webinar aimed at helping parents of children with disabilities discuss sexuality. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to practice direct communication skills. The presenter, Katherine McLaughlin, M.Ed, has 25 years of expertise in offering disability and sexuality courses to both parents and professionals. For more information registration, click here.



  • About the Council

    The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.

  • Partnerships & Initiatives

  • What We're About

    Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.

    Join The Council

    If you are passionate about public policy, and dedicated to improving the lives of persons with I/DD in Washington State, we welcome your application.

    Access For Members

    Council meeting materials, agendas, and forms. You’ll find everything you need to prepare for the next meeting (or review the previous year) right here.