Join advocates, thought leaders, family members and creative thinkers to learn what we know about those with I/DD and dementia, connect with leaders from various disciplines and systems that support people with I/DD, and plan next steps we can take to better support those with I/DD in our state who develop dementia.
The theme for this year’s National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month—See me for me!—continues to challenge all of us to look beyond labels and see people for who they are. Friends, classmates, neighbors, customers, colleagues. Bright, creative, funny, thoughtful, persistent. Change makers, doers, go-getters. People who support others, lend a hand, give back, offer encouragement.
To celebrate all the wonderful ways life is made richer when everyone is included, we asked people of all abilities what inclusion means to them.
As NCIL’s 2018 Annual Conference on Independent Living draws near, many youth with disabilities may be unsure of how they will fund a conference experience. Attending a national conference like this is hugely important in the life of a young person. Opportunities for networking with other young people and connecting with disabled mentors can enrich the experience of youth with disabilities and help them to learn that anything is possible for them and their futures.
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking candidates to fill open positions on the Governor-appointed 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.
Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.
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.