Developmental Disabilities Administration

Latest News

  • The Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) will be sending Washington State youth to the upcoming 9th Annual National Youth Conference hosted by The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL). If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a scholarship to attend the APRIL Youth Conference in October 2017, please visit the WASILC website, or download the application form in Word or PDF format. 

    Applications must be received no later than August 4, 2017 at 5 pm (PST).

  • Read the June 19th, 2017 letter from Evelyn Perez regarding the potential state government shutdown.
  • DDA is pleased to announce the 5th annual Community Summit! Read more on our Events page.
  • The Roads to Community Living, Money Follows the Person grant captures how Assistive Technology Transforms Lives!
  • Assistive Technology changes the way we work!  Check out this video to learn more.
  • Watch how Assistive Technology helps a Seattle artist! This video was also showcased at last month's Assistive Technology Conference in Spokane. This work is made possible through Money Follows the Person grant--Roads to Community Living Program.

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.

2016 DDA Caseload and Cost Report.

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