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Governor’s Council for Independent Living Accepting Applications

The Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) is an eleven member Council appointed by the Governor. The WASILC was established under the authority of Title VII Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, (P.L. 102-569), and Washington State Executive Order 93-04 as superseded by Executive Order 04-05.

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Open Public Comment Period for Proposed DDA Waiver Changes

From DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration

White cut outs of a male and female and speech bubbles, set against dark blue background.The Department of Social and Health Services’ (DSHS) Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) is in the process of preparing  amendments for five waivers funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Affected waivers include:

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Dementia Forum PowerPoints, Photos, and Testimonials

Wide shot of Dementia Forum, with particpants seated at round tables.

PowerPoint presentations from our June 28th Dementia and I/DD forum in Seattle are now available for download.

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Job Announcement: Chief Program Officer

Albertina Kerr of Portland, Oregon is seeking an inspirational and forward thinking leader as Chief Program Officer with experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health services, preferably with a background in 24-hour care facilities.

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June 18 Council Conference Call Meeting

Graphic of a hand holding a smart phone. Icon of a woman on the screen. Green answer icon and red hang up icon at the bottom of the screen.A DDC Conference Call Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10:00 am.

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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.