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“Moving Forward” on the Down Syndrome Information Act

Portrait of beautiful girl with Down syndrome on the playgroundOn Mar 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM (PDT), The Arc of Whatcom County, with the support of the Washington State Department of Health invites you to participate in a conversation to discuss “Moving Forward” on the Down syndrome Information Act, which passed the 2016 legislative session.

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Early Dementia Screening and IDD Webinar

Methods and Techniques for Early Dementia Screening for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, sponsored by the American Society on Aging, will discuss various forms of dementia that are found in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) field, the frequency of its occurrence and the

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2017 Legislative Overview

It’s a big day for developmental disabilities advocates in Olympia as we kick off the 2017 Olympia Insider series. Hosts Ed Holen and Sue Elliott highlight some of the main issues, and advocates share their thoughts on the importance of employment supports.

 




Assistance for Parents with Disabilities

From Disability Rights Washington

We are pleased to announce that Disability Rights Washington (DRW) has recently made a new priority to help parents with disabilities. As the “protection and advocacy system” for individuals with disabilities in our state, federal law requires

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Sign Up for ABLE Stakeholder Listserv

ABLE logoThe Washington State Department of Commerce is in the process of building its stakeholders / interested parties listserv to keep people informed about the progress on the upcoming ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) program, which Commerce hopes to implement next summer. Email Chris Gagnon if you would like to be added to this distribution list.




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    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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