What's New

New Video on How to Start Difficult Conversations

A new video produced by Informing Families, in collaboration with Allies in Advocacy, focuses on how to talk about moving out the family home and being more independent. Dramatized scenarios provide ideas for topics to discuss in a positive, collaborative way. Scenes developed by the actors. Features Ivanova Smith, George Adams and Shawn Latham, with comments by Eric Matthes and Larry Hill.

 




Open Door Forum for Electronic Visit Verification

If you have a personal care or respite provider, the Electronic Visit Verification process, which was passed into law by US Congress could possibly have an impact on the way that your provider manages their hours.

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Dementia Resources and Support

Mother and adult son with Down syndrome, smiling at camera.The following opportunities, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative, offer support and information to families and other caregivers.

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Secondary Transition Planning Survey

Survey announcement with graphic of illustrated stick people.

Families! Schools! Communities! Your feedback is needed to help students with disabilities in secondary transition planning.

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Free Trainings for Community Guide and Engagement Providers

Are you interested in being a Community Guide or Community Engagement Provider? Or are you currently an Independent Provider and interested in making additional income as a CG or CE Provider? Learn new skills to help people live a meaningful life in these free trainings offered this fall in Central and Eastern Washington:

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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.