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New Threats to Medicaid: Call for Action

From The Arc-Washington State

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This is not a drill, there has been action around the Graham-Cassidy bill that was introduced last week. They have until September 30th to pass the bill and there is a full court press. The time to act is NOW!

The newest version of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Health Care bill may be on a fast track for a Senate vote before

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ESIT Program Position Opening

From The Department of Early Learning Early Support of Infants and Toddlers


The Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) team is currently recruiting for a Program Consultant to be based in Olympia. We are especially interested in applicants who have experience as early intervention providers in the state of Washington.
If you are interested in statewide systems work and would like to join a great team, click here for more information about the positions and how to apply.


Program Consultant Flyer (PDF)


EPIC Summit: Recognizing and Supporting Equal Partners

By Ed Holen, Executive Director
Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council

I have just returned from a very remarkable and inspiring conference, the EPIC Western State DD Network Partner Summit.  EPIC, which stands for Equal Partners Interstate Congress (EPIC), represents the collaboration of disability civil rights organizations in Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming and Nevada to strengthen self advocacy/civil rights in our states. 11 states were invited to participate in the conference, building on the success of the EPIC grant. Ten states participated, including folks from our state.

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Free Middle Child Health Summit

Moving Towards a Common Vision for Middle Childhood Health and Wellness Across Generations


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Hosted at
DayBreak Star and Discovery Park in Seattle, Washington

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New Videos Explain Individual Provider Overtime and Scheduling

Whether you are an Individual Provider, or someone who receives personal care services from an Individual Provider, it’s important to understand how to keep track of hours to avoid exceeding the work week limit (for most providers, a work week limit is 40 hours).

The following videos explain what a work week is, why there are weekly limits, and

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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.

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    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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    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.

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