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Summer Workshops for Young Adults

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Two opportunities for young adults with disabilities coming up this summer: The Youth Leadership Forum and Youth Transition Workshop.

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New video explains the Consumer Directed Employer for Individual Providers

The Washington State Legislature recently passed a law that creates a new entity to manage the administrative functions of the Individual Provider workforce. It’s called the Consumer Directed Employer (CDE). Learn why this is happening and some of the ways it will benefit IPs, case managers and individuals who receive services.

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Diverting Crisis: DD Ombuds Releases New Report

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A new report from the Office of The Developmental Disabilities Ombuds identifies gaps in the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) service system and recommendations for changes that will benefit people with developmental disabilities.

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Free Community Guide and Engagement Workshop

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Are you 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 training is for you!

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Reykdal Asks Public to Help Develop K-12 Education Budget

Pick your priorities for public K-12 education. Background graphic with dollar bills.Washingtonians will now have a chance to influence OSPI’s budget requests to the governor and legislature.

OLYMPIA — April 25, 2018 — Today, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released a survey that asks the public to determine how important they find additional public K-12 education investments.

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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.