DDA Messages

Below are DDA-related messages from the last six months, sorted by topic.  Sign up for GovDelivery to receive these updates via email; please see the GovDelivery tutorial (PDF) for more information.  DSHS press releases are also available for review.

Emergency Alerts


11/22/2022 Assistive Technology Opportunity for Clients and Providers

11/18/2022 DOH News Release: Nation’s first Native and Strong Lifeline launches as part of 988

11/14/2022 Reminder: WATech retiring Trustwave Secure E-mail system Dec. 29, 2022

11/07/2022 Pioneering Advocate Lois Curtis

11/04/2022 Developmental Disabilities Administration has new signature options!

11/03/2022 November is National Family Caregivers Month

10/12/2022 Flu Prevention

10/05/2022 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

09/30/2022 Care Provider Bulletin: Colonoscopy Preparation

09/27/2022 Did You Know? Submitting Electronic DDA Applications

09/22/2022 A message from Assistant Secretary regarding Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion

09/22/2022 2023-25 DSHS DDA Proposed Operating Biennial Budget

09/12/2022 Direct Support Professionals Week

09/9/2022 New COVID-19 Booster for Ages 12 and Older

09/2/2022 Draft IFS, Basic Plus, Core, CP and CIIBS waiver amendments

08/25/2022 Correction: Washington State Parks Disability pass

08/24/2022 Sharing Information from the Health Care Authority: New CARE project from University of Washington's CoLab

08/4/2022 State Operated Community Residential (SOCR) Team is Hiring!

08/3/2022 Developmental Disabilities Administration - Quarterly Message - Summer 2022

07/29/2022 Washington State Parks Disability pass

07/29/2022 2nd Substitute House Bill 2008 Project Update

07/26/2022  Americans with Disabilities Act 32 Year Anniversary 

07/25/2022  Records Retention Reminder 

07/13/2022  Informing Families -  Resources for a Healthy and Safe Summer 

07/18/2022  The Stabilization, Assessment, and Intervention Facility Program is Opening Soon!  

07/14/2002  Community Employment Alliance's "Return to Camp" Fall 2022 Conference  

07/08/2022  988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 

06/29/2022  Message from Washington Immigrant Network 

06/27/2022  Sharing Information: Staying Safe in Extreme Heat 

06/13/2022  Informing Families Spring 2022 Newsletter 

06/13/2022  Affordable connectivity Program: Updated to include Comcast Internet Essentials Plan 

06/05/2022  May is Mental Health Awareness Month 

06/01/2022  Resources for Co-occurring Mental Health and Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities


Provider Information

11/17/2022 2023 Cost Report Training for Supported Living, Group Training Home and Group Home Providers

10/24/2022 Statewide Provider Meeting FAQ and Survey

10/10/2022 New Plan of Correction Template

10/05/2022 Training Opportunity: Individual Instruction and Support Plans

09/16/2022 Positive Behavior Support Plan Resources

09/14/2022 Statewide and Regional Provider Meeting for Supported Living, Group Training Home and Group Home Providers

09/9/2022 COVID-19 Reporting Requirements for Employment and Day Program Providers

09/7/2022 Client Rate Study Interviews for Certified Community Residential Services and Supports

09/2/2022 Community residential COVID-19 DDA reporting requirements update

08/29/2022 Monkeypox update from the Washington State Department of Health

08/23/2022 Correction: The Stabilization, Assessment and Intervention Facility Program is Opening Soon!

08/15/2022 Provider Survey for Orientation & Safety Training Curriculum

08/15/2022 Rate Increase Delay for Alternative Living Providers Resolved

08/15/2022 New Residential Provider Recruitment Page

07/27/2022  Cost-of-Care Adjustment Submission Timeline Reminder 

07/08/2022  Anticipated changes to temporary rate increase for staffed residential home and group care facility providers 

07/24/2022  Reminder: Required fingerprinting for providers to resume due to emergency WAC 

07/17/2022  Anticipated  Changes to Temporary Rate Increase 

07/17/2022  Training Opportunity: Quality Assurance Training 

06/16/2022  Rate Increase for: Children's Community Residential Providers 


Trainings and Events

08/31/2022 DDA Community Residential Services Training

07/11/2022  2022 Free online Continuing Education credits available for Companion Home and Alternative Living Providers 

07/06/2022  Training Opportunity: Individual Instruction and Support Plans and Quality Assurance Training