Developmental Disabilities Administration

Latest News

  • 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.

  • Public Comment period on 1 Draft Waiver Amendment: July 6th, 2016, through August 6th, 2016.

    Send your comments by email or by mail to: Bob Beckman, Waiver Requirements Program Manager. To view the draft Core waiver amendment, click on the Core Waiver link below:

    Proposed Changes to Core Waiver effective 9/1/15:

    • Increase point-in-time capacity of Core waiver by 48 individuals for waiver year four (September 1, 2015, to August 31, 2016)
    • Increase point-in-time capacity of Core waiver by 189 individuals for waiver year five (September 1, 2015, to August 31, 2017)
    • Remove the 14 day limit for respite services
    • Remove the following performance measure for Regional Support Networks: the percentage of certified Regional Support Network (RSN) contracts that were monitored annually by regional resource managers to verify contract compliance
    • Increase the dollar limit from $300,000 to $750,000 as required by the Single Audit Act

      Mail comments to: Bob Beckman, Developmental Disabilities Administration, PO Box 45310, Olympia WA 98504-5310

  • The AHCAS DDA Fact Sheet is now online.

  • Are you interested in advanced levels of care? For more information visit us at https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda/ahcas

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.

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