Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

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Public Comment period on Draft Core Waiver Amendment #2 is ongoing through June 16th, 2018. View the draft amendment application.

Spotlight on Services: Community First Choice. This is a service that supports adults or children with a developmental or intellectual disability to live in their own home, an adult family home, or assisted living facility. For more information, please see our fact sheet or informational flyer.

Informing Families made a new video about understanding the DDA assessment.  The assessment is the tool that case managers use to see what the needs are of individuals over age 16, and how the Developmental Disabilities Administration can help. 

Supported Living & Group Home Interview Results: In 2017, DDA conducted interviews as part of measuring the quality of residential services.  A random sample of 351 individuals receiving supported living and group home services were asked questions relating to their satisfaction and experience.  A similar survey was sent to a sample of guardians for people receiving supported living and group home residential services. Read the full survey results.

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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.

2017 DDA Caseload Information |  2017 DDA Caseload and Cost Report

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