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Abused and Betrayed

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At a moment of reckoning in the United States about sexual harassment and sexual assault, a yearlong NPR investigation finds that there’s little recognition of a group of Americans that is one of the most at risk: adults with intellectual disabilities. The series starts on Monday, January 8 and runs through January 18th.

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Letter to Stakeholders on Proposed Budget for DDA

From Evelyn Perez, Assistant Secretary, Developmental Disabilities Administration

Last week Governor Inslee released his proposed 2018 supplemental budget.  We were pleased to see a budget that provides additional resources for investigating complaints of abuse and neglect in homes where supported living services are provided, additional staff to help the Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC) meet federal standards of care, and new community State Operated Living Alternative home options for people currently living in an RHC who have expressed a desire to live in the community.

Listed below are some of the significant budget items that are included in the Governor’s budget:

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Free Training for Community Guide & Engagement Providers

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Interested in being a Community Guide or Community Engagement Provider?

Or

Currently an Independent Provider and interested in making additional income as a CG or CE Provider?

This Free Training Workshop is for You!

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DD Ombuds Launches Accessible Website

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OLYMPIA, WA – The Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds has launched a new website  where visitors can learn what the office is doing, submit complaints and access other resources for people with disabilities. The website was created by AccessibilityOz, a company specializing in the creation of webpages that are accessible to people with disabilities.

The website is one way to submit a complaint to the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds. Complaints can also be made by phone at 1-833-727-8900 and in person when the ombuds visits community residences, programs or state facilities. Call or visit the website for information on requesting a visit.

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  • 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.

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

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