What's New

17th Youth Leadership Forum

The 17th Youth Leadership Forum for High School Students with Disabilities is a unique, career leadership-training program for high school students (16-21) and those receiving transition services from their school districts. Students serve as delegates from their communities and are given the opportunity

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Please Welcome Our New Members

Please welcome our newest members of the council, Donna Tiffan and Courtney Ward, both parents of children with developmental disabilities.
 
Donna Tiffan is from Klickitat County, which is a very rural part of the State. She is especially committed to representing her community and feels the families in her area are under-represented in terms of awareness and services.  Donna participated in a leadership class in Vancouver. She wants to be part of the solution.

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Give Yourself a Big Hand

It was important that you told your story and you did.

As the American Health Care Act was being pulled from the US House floor, I heard several news reports that included interviews with people who echoed our theme: Do NOT Cut and Cap Medicaid.

 

Our action worked. So take a deep breath, be thankful,

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New Olympia Insider: Saving Medicaid

The entire system of services for people with developmental disabilities in our state relies on Medicaid. Listen to what proposed changes in Congress mean for people in Washington. Includes interviews with family members and individuals affected by these changes. Hosted by Ed Holen and Sue Elliott.

For current information and updates on proposed changes to Medicaid, visit The Arc of Washington State’s Medicaid Action page.

 




Saving Medicaid Starts Now

From the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

Save Medicaid graphic with text that reads Cutting and capping Medicaid will have deadly consequences

 

The House of Representatives introduced the American Healthcare Act on March 6, 2017. If passed, this bill will have devastating effects on access to basic healthcare and Medicaid funded services and supports for America’s most vulnerable populations: children, people with disabilities, and low income Americans. The bill is

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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.

  • 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.