Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

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Five waiver amendments are available for 30 days of public comment.

Updated DDA Fact Sheets are now available.

2018 Legislative Report: Enhanced Respite Services for Children

A new Care Provider Bulletin on Reporting Abuse and Neglect has been released. More DDA Care Provider Bulletins.

Informing Families developed a new video to assist individuals and families to have discussions about moving out of the family home and living independently.

Electronic Visit Verification: EVV is a federal requirement from the 21st Century Cures Act, passed by Congress in 2016. Section 12006 of the 21st Century Cures Act. States are required to have Electronic Visit Verification systems in place for personal care services by January 1, 2020. More information.

Consumer Directed Employer: Starting in 2018, this multi-year process will establish a contract between the Department of Social and Health Services and a private entity to become the Consumer Directed Employer.  This entity will serve as the employer for Individual Providers of in-home personal care and respite in Washington state.  More information.

Spotlight on Services: Assistive Technology is one of the services DDA offers that can help individuals increase their independence and functional capabilities or can assist clients transition from institutional settings back into the community.  For more information on how to access this service please see the fact sheet. To request this service or to learn more, contact your case manager or submit an Information and Request Form.

More DDA News, Updates and Messages

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.

2018 DDA Caseload and Cost Report

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