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2020 AAPD & Coca Cola Summer Internship Program

From AAPD (Washington, DC)—Since 2002, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has developed the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offered host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce through our annual Summer Internship Program. We are proud to announce that in the summer of 2020, AAPD is partnering with Coca-Cola to launch a Summer Internship Program for students and recent graduates with disabilities at Coca-Cola’s Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC offices.

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DDC Welcomes New Public Policy Director

Adrienne Stuart headshot.The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is pleased to welcome Adrienne Stuart as the new Director of Public Policy, effective January 13, 2020.

Adrienne brings rich experience to the role as a sibling of a sister with a developmental disability, parent of a young son with developmental disabilities, attorney, civil rights advocate, and governor-appointed member of the Developmental Disabilities Council. She has a passion for promoting full community inclusion by fighting to eliminate systemic barriers in all aspects of life.

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Family Caregiving Advisory Council Seeks Input

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is requesting information from individuals and organizations to assist the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council in developing goals, objectives and recommendations for an initial report to Congress and national family caregiving strategy, which are required by the RAISE Family Caregivers Act of 2017. The input will also help the Council plan public listening sessions. See also the Federal Register notice.

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Accepting Applications for Public Policy Director

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The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking a public policy director to conduct advocacy, capacity building, and systems change activities. This role is critical to the Council’s mission of expanding opportunities for Washingtonians with developmental disabilities to live meaningful, integrated, and productive lives. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and effective relationship builder with excellent communication and critical thinking skills, a commitment to creativity and innovation, and a steadfast dedication to being a change agent on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Please click here to access the job posting.



Pierce and King Counties to Host Legislative Forums

2016 Disability Reception

Pierce and King Counties legislative forums are coming up. These are great opportunities for everyone to meet and hear from state elected officials.

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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.