Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

Latest News

Join the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission on October 13th, 2017 for "Opioid Crisis: Our Role and Responsibilities."  Questions? Contact NursingPracticeConsultation.NCQAC@doh.wa.gov for more information.

NEW! DDA Guidebook for Meeting the mental health needs of people with intellectual disabilities

The DDA Annual PASRR Webinar is open for registration. See here for more information.

DDA received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 5 year renewals of the following 4 waivers:  

DDA also received approval of the Individual and Family Services (IFS) waiver amendment:

Now available to view: Residential Information Systems Project (RISP) Overview (PowerPoint).  

New Information for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefits under Apple Health: We have received direction from CMS that behavior support and consultation services should be provided through the EPSD benefit, which is administered by the Health Care Authority.  DDA is committed to supporting individuals who are currently waiting to receive service through their Apple Health benefit. We are committed to minimizing any disruption that may result as programmatic responsibility shifts from our administration to the Health Care Authority. We will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available to support our field staff, the clients we serve, and the associated contracted providers. If you have further questions, please reach out to your assigned Case Resource Manager.

The 2017 DDA Client Survey Results are in! Evelyn Perez comments on the results here.

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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