Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

Latest News

11/12/2021 - The Department of Social and Health Services will reopen its office buildings and lobbies to the public on November 15, 2021. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in person again! Please see the full GovDelivery message here.

10/29/2021 - DDA is preparing to renew the Basic Plus, Core, Community Protection & Children’s Intensive Behavioral Support Waivers and we want your input! Renewals occur every five years so it is important that we hear from you to ensure continuous improvement.
Waiver participants and their representatives are invited to share your experiences with the DDA waivers and:

  • Tell us what works well for you.
  • Tell us what challenges you.
  • Tell us what we might change to provide better support.

Each event will be hosted using the webinar platform. DDA will provide a brief overview of proposed changes and the remainder of the meeting will be reserved for participants to give their feedback. Please see the GovDelivery message for the training dates and times. 


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What We Do

The Developmental Disabilities Administration is transforming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want. The 2021-2023 Strategic Plan describes our work and expected outcomes to accomplish the mission.  

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 Developmental Disabilities Guiding Values encompasses our vision and values for inclusive communities.

For more information about our programs and services, see the 2021 Developmental Disabilities Administration Caseload and Cost Report.

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