Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

Latest News

02/06/2024 Innovation and Resource Expo - The 2024 Community Summit is now accepting applications for our Innovation & Resource Expo taking place on May 8, 2024. We are seeking creative change-makers to showcase new products and technology that have the power to transform lives. For more information, click here.

02/01/24 Informing Families: Earned Income Tax Credit 2023: You May Qualify!

01/19/2024 Informing Families: Applying for Social Security (under 18)

01/19/2024 Informing Families: Childcare Resources in Washington state

01/12/2024 Informing Families Winter Newsletter


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 2023-2025 DDA 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 2022 Developmental Disabilities Administration Caseload and Cost Report.

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Our Mission and Values

  • Mission: Transforming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want.
  • Vision: Support individuals by continually improving and individualizing supports, building support plans based on needs, and engaging individuals and families.
  • Values: Respect, Person-Centered Planning, Partnerships, Community Participation.
  • Guiding Values: Inclusion, Status and Contribution, Relationships, Power and Choice, Health and Safety, Competence.
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