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


02/06/2024 2024 Community Summit: Innovation & Resource Expo

02/05/2024 Sharing information: Department of Health unveils kiosks that offer free COVID-19 and flu tests

01/24/2024 Family Advisory Council Selection Notice

01/23/2024 Care Provider Bulletin: How hot is the hot water in your home?

01/18/2024 2nd Substitute House Bill 2008 Listening and Learning Sessions

01/12/2024 Managed Care Organization Amerigroup name change

01/11/2024 2024 Community Summit: Call for Proposals - Extended Deadline to Jan. 22

01/11/2024 DDA Guiding Values Video

01/10/2024 Preparing for Winter Weather

01/04/2024 Join us for a special viewing event- made possible by the Dan Thompson Memorial Community Services Account

01/04/2024 2024 Community Summit: Call for Proposals - Deadline Jan. 15

12/28/2023 Dan Thompson Account Update December 2023

12/19/2023 Roads to Community Living: Larrie's Story

12/15/2023 Reminder: Reporting Abuse

12/15/2023 Assistive Technology Survey

12/14/2023 Correction: Governor’s Proposed Supplemental 2024 Operating Budget

12/14/2023 2nd Substitute House Bill 2008 Project Update

12/14/2023 Save The Date: 2024 Community Summit

12/12/2023 Reminder: Health Care Advocacy Care Provider Bulletin

12/07/2023 Updates: 2023-25 Operating Budget Highlights for DSHS DDA Stakeholders

12/02/2023 Washington State Secure Messaging

12/01/2023 Dan Thompson Memorial Community Services Account - Application Opens

11/16/2023 Dan Thompson Memorial Community Services Account - Notice of Funding Opportunity - November 2023

11/08/2023 Dan Thompson Account - Closing Out First Round Applications

10/30/23 A message from Secretary Meneses

10/26/2023 Specialty Adult Family Home Pilot

10/25/2023 Free Benefits and Housing Reviews available to DDA Clients

10/11/2023 Reminder: Two-Part Choking Video Series and Choking Care Provider Bulletin

10/11/2023 DDA Family Advisory Council

10/10/2023 Dan Thompson Memorial Community Services Account Update (October 2023)

10/09/2023 Protect yourself from COVID-19, Flu, Pneumonia and RSV

10/06/2023 Care Provider Bulletin: Finding Child Care

10/03/2023 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

10/03/2023 Community Protection Program Project Announcement

10/02/2023 Five Waiver Amendments Available for Public Comment


Provider Information

02/15/2024 Updated: Statewide Provider Meeting Notes and Resources

02/09/2024 Residential Provider Survey: Evaluating DDA Provider Tracking Tools

01/25/2024 Changes to Alternative Living Program Service Code

01/03/2024 Statewide Supported Living, Group Training Home and Group Home Provider Meeting

12/29/2023 Community Residential Services Business 2024 Training Schedule

12/11/2023 Rate Increase for: Community Residential Providers

12/08/2023 DDA Residential Quality Assurance Team

12/6/2023 Anticipated Changes to Temporary Rate Increase - January 1, 2024

12/4/2023 Group Training Home Integrated Settings Requirements

12/4/2023 Important Changes to Policy 6.04 - Effective Jan. 1, 2024

11/29/2023 Statewide Provider Meeting Recap

11/27/2023 2024 Cost Report Training for Supported Living, Group Training Home and Group Home Providers


Trainings and Events

01/09/2024 Free Online Continuing Education Credits for 2024

11/16/2023 Free Online Continuing Education Credits for 2023- Companion Home and Alternative Living Providers

11/02/2023 Annual 2023 PASRR Hospital and Nursing Facility Webinar

09/15/2023 Statewide Supported Living, Group Training Home and Group Home Provider Meeting

08/11/2023 Training Opportunity: Community Protection Program Policy Changes

08/07/2023 Training Opportunity for Residential Providers and DDA Staff: Updated Policies