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


02/27/2023 Care Provider Bulletin: Suicide Among People with Disabilities

02/15/2023 Five Waiver Amendments Available for Public Comment.

02/14/2023 First Site Visit for Dan Thompson Memorial Community Services Account

02/07/2023 Food Benefits - A message from the Community Services Division

02/01/2023 Dan Thompson Trust Account Information Update

01/27/2023 Changes to Apple Health Continued Coverage

01/23/2023 Informing Families Employment and Community Inclusion Services Bulletin

01/18/2023 Care Provider Bulletin: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

01/05/2023 Affordable Accessible Housing for People with Developmental Disabilities

12/28/2022 Affordable IDD Housing Wins Awards!

12/21/2022 Reminder: DDA House Bill 2008 Survey

12/15/2022 Governor’s Proposed Biennial 2023-25 Operating Budget Released

12/14/2022 Announcing the 2023 Community Summit: A Decade of Community

12/05/2022 DSHS to close portion of Rainier School in Buckley

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


Provider Information

03/1/2023 Are you, or a family member, living with memory loss or dementia?

03/1/2023 Functional Assessment and Positive Behavior Support Plan online training modules have been temporarily reposted

02/24/2023 Statewide Supported Living, Group Training Home and Group Home Provider Meeting

02/22/2023 Measuring Quality in Residential Services Survey

02/10/2023 Just In Time Podcast Is Now Available!

02/06/2023 Statewide Provider Meeting Frequently Asked Questions

01/26/2023 New DDA Residential Quality Assurance Team Members

01/17/2023 Update on Quality in Residential Settings Project

12/29/2022 Free Online Continuing Education Credits for 2023

12/28/2022 January 2023 Bulk Rate Update

12/14/2022 Updates to Cost Report for 2022 Calendar Year for: Supported Living, Group Home and Group Training Home providers

12/12/2022 Anticipated Changes to Temporary Rate Increase - Jan. 1, 2023

12/08/2022 Rate Increase Jan. 1, 2023 for: Children's Residential Providers

12/01/2022 Preparing for Winter Weather

11/30/2022 Rate Increase January 1, 2023 for: Community Residential Providers

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


Trainings and Events

01/13/2023 Training Opportunity: Individual Instruction and Support Plans & Residential Quality Assurance Training 2.0

01/11/2023 DDA Community Residential Services Training