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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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Federal Discipline Changes Have No Effect on Washington’s Law

A federal school safety commission led by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recommended Obama-era school discipline guidance be rescinded. Below is Superintendent Chris Reykdal’s statement.




Washington State Social Emotional Learning Survey

The Office of Public Instruction (OSPI) is conducting a survey to gather feedback on our state’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) efforts. SEL is a process through which people build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions. SEL supports success in school and in life in a manner that respects culture and honors diversity.  SEL recognizes students are complex human beings whose learning and behavior are impacted by their emotions.

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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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  • 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.