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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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CDE Readiness Survey

DSHS is working to implement Consumer Directed Employers (CDEs) for Individual Providers (IPs) of in-home personal care and respite in Washington state. The CDEs are private companies who will handle the payroll, tracking training and background checks, and other employer responsibilities currently managed by DSHS. This change will happen in 2021. Clients will continue to select, schedule, supervise, and dismiss their IPs.

The CDE Project team is undertaking multiple activities to measure how ready IPs are for the switch to the CDEs. This survey is one way DSHS is using to gather information.

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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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