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I Am A Preexisting Condition

New video from Rooted in Rights highlights the impact that the American Health Care Act would have on people with disabilities if it passes in its current form.

 




Dementia Survey and Fact Sheet

From the Dementia-Friendly Communities Project Team of the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative

Dementia Action Collaborative logo featuring two multi-colored perpendicular linksIn 2016, our project team reviewed dementia-friendly programs and initiatives around the world, and created a fact sheet highlighting the key elements of dementia-friendly communities for Washington State. This year, we are working to

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Down syndrome Information Act Update

During the 2016 legislative session, a bill was passed that requires pediatricians and other healthcare providers to share information with parents who have received a pre- or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

This past March, the Arc of Whatcom County (with support from DOH/WSLI) led a webinar for

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House Considering Vote to Cut/Cap Medicaid

April 27, 2017—The US House of Representatives is once again considering voting on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that calls for dramatic cuts to Medicaid by eliminating the federal commitment to serve all those who qualify for the program and shifting the cost burden to

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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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  • 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.