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DD Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19

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Do you have a developmental disability or support someone who does?

Do you have questions and concerns about what is happening with COVID-19?

Are you looking for resources or just want to connect with others who understand what you are going through?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, and you live in Washington State, please join the Developmental Disabilities Council, The Arc of Washington State, and the Developmental Disabilities Administration for a virtual town hall to talk about the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak on the developmental disabilities community, and what is being done to meet the needs of people across the state.

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COVID-19 Resources for People with IDD, Families, and Care Providers

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We’ve compiled a list of official and informal resources for news and information on COVID-19, Services, Education, Health Care, Financial Resources, Activities for School Age Children, Support for Families, and Social Outlets. This list is being updated daily.

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FDA Bans Electrical Stimulation Devices

After several years of advocacy by NACDD, the Massachusetts State Developmental Disabilities Council, and thousands of other advocates across the country, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally published a final rule to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior.

According to their statement, the FDA has banned the use of ESDs because they “present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated through new or updated device labeling.”

Click here to read the official FDA press release.

 




National DD Awareness Month: What Kind of World Do You Dream of?

Celebrating National DD Awareness Month with Informing Families’ video, I Dream of a World, featuring the shared hopes and dreams for all people to live, love, learn, and belong.

Informing Families is a resource of the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration.




ABLE and DD Endowment Trust Seek New Board Members

The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Endowment Trust Fund and Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) are actively recruiting candidates to serve on their Governor-appointed boards.

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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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  • 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.