Developmental Disabilities Administration

Latest News

  • The Individual and Family Services Waiver (IFS) is now enrolling!  Assistant Secretary of DDA Evelyn Perez explains what IFS is in this short Youtube clip.

  • New resource for DDA clients seeking an employment provider!  Washington State now has a Provider Search Website that makes it easy for DDA clients to find  an employment provider in their community.  Employment providers support DDA clients in finding and maintaining a job, so it is critical the provider is the right fit!  The site provides information about what providers have the best outcomes in getting jobs, what questions to ask when selecting a provider, and what makes a quality provider.

  • A tribute to Janet Adams from the Community Summit 2016 is available to view on YouTube.

  • Presidential Proclamation: October 2016 is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

  • The Developmental Disabilities Administration, in partnership with the Aging and Long Term Support Administration, has developed a new advanced skills training track for in-home care providers.

  • Now live: The Developmental Disabilities Council Spanish version of the High School Transition Toolkit.

  • Truth Be Told: KOMO Investigators, 10/3/2016.

  • The Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) program is offering two webinars for hospitals, medical offices, and nursing facilities as well as other professionals involved in the PASRR process.  Registration information is available on the Conferences and Workshops page.

  • New information is available for families of individuals with intellectual disabilities or related conditions who have been referred for nursing facility care.  View the PASRR For Families flyer.

  • The 2016 DDA Caseload and Cost Report is now available to view.

What We Do

The DDA Mission: Transforming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want. Read more about DDA strategic objectives.

People with developmental disabilities and their families are valued citizens of the state of Washington. The Developmental Disabilities Administration strives to develop and implement public policies that will promote individual worth, self-respect, and dignity such that each individual is valued as a contributing member of the community.

The Residential and County Guidelines documents were used as the basis to create this single Developmental Disabilities Guiding Values document.

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