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CMS Decertifies a Section of Rainier School

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notified the state that it is decertifying one of three facilities at Rainier School residential habilitation center in Buckley.

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Recruiting for New Executive Director

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The WA State Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking an Executive Director with demonstrated interest, leadership and experience in directing advocacy and systemic change activities that impact and improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Rooted in Rights: Don’t Block the Box

Did you know, wheelchair users are 33 percent more likely to be killed by drivers than other pedestrians? When drivers block the box, it makes the streets more dangerous for everyone – which is why Rooted in Rights is joining Transportation Choices Coalition to support legislation to allow traffic enforcement cameras.

 




Family Caregiver Support Group for Memory Loss

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Are you caring for someone with Down Syndrome who exhibits memory loss? The Alzheimer’s Association invites you to participate in a new support group  offering

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Consumer Directed Employer Webinar

Do you provide or receive personal care from an Individual Provider, or know someone who does? Beginning the summer of 2020, a new entity called the Consumer Director Employer (CDE) will assume administrative functions of the Individual Provider workforce. Learn more about the CDE in an upcoming webinar provided by the Department of Social and Health Services.

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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.