DDC Community Grant Recipients Announced

Map of Washington state with locations of DDC grant recipients.

The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) recently voted to invest $25,000 to help increase social connection and the ability of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

The following COVID-19 Community Grant recipients highlight areas of unmet needs and emerging challenges, which the Council will use to advocate for change at the systems level.

The Arc of King County
Production of a video series about healthy living (“Getting Healthy with Eric”) designed by and for people with developmental disabilities, with interactive components (e.g. polls, quizzes, etc.)

Asotin County Community Services
Laptops and prepaid data cards for internet access to help ensure regular contact with those who are otherwise unable to connect due to lack of access to technology.

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation
Devices to loan out to students to participate in online classes and communicate with employment/community inclusion staff, peers, and teachers. Targeted to students who have indicated lack of access to technology as a barrier for registering for classes.

Easterseals Washington
Addressing the challenge of people not having access to appropriate equipment to maintain health and wellness by helping people engage in virtual exercise classes.

Morningside
Providing prepaid smart phones and one year of prepaid phone service (talk, text, data) to help people communicate with others in their community, stay connected with employers, use apps for health wellness, communicate during an emergency, etc.

Puyallup Tribe Adult Services Department
Tablets for staff and clients to communicate with each other and teaching people to communicate virtually with family, friends, and healthcare providers.

 

DDC COVID Grants (pdf)Thumbnail image of one page flyer on DDC COVID Community Grants.

 



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