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Opportunity for Input on DDA Service Gap

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The November 18th meeting of the Joint Legislative Executive Committee (JLEC) on Planning for Aging and Disability Issues will include a discussion about the overwhelming number of DDA clients who are receiving no paid services. Interested persons are invited to share their story during the public comment period. Please RSVP to Representative Randall’s legislative assistant who will assist if you need a call-in option or any accommodations. Written comments will also be accepted.

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2019 Chance to Parent Conference

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“TASP: A Chance to Parent” Conference is coming  to Seattle October 28-29 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.  The theme is “Turning the Tide:  Improving Outcomes with Inclusive and Interdisciplinary Practices.”

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Disability organizations denounce efforts to exclude people with disabilities from their communities

A state legislator has requested a formal legal opinion from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office asking whether anti-discrimination laws would prevent the state from creating laws to prohibit people with mental health disabilities from living in their communities after receiving inpatient treatment.

In response, Disability Rights Washington and dozens of co-signing national and local organizations and legal partners submitted comments to the Attorney General’s Office.

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Meet Our New Executive Director, Jeremy Norden-Paul

It’s a sunny day on the shores of Olympia’s Budd Inlet as Ivanova Smith talks policy, advocacy and life in the Pacific Northwest with Washington State DD Council’s new Executive Director, Jeremy Norden-Paul.




Allies in Advocacy Leadership Forum

Disability rally with attendees holding up a large banner in multi-colored ink that reads We Are the Voice.If you or someone you know is a youth or emerging leader, concerned with the rights of people with a disability, and involved in the self­-advocacy civil rights movement, Allies in Advocacy invites you to join a free all day leadership forum at the SeaTac Airport Conference Center on Tuesday, August 20th from 9 am to 4 pm..

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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.