DDA Specialty Training Calendar

The newly revised Developmental Disability Specialty Training is a 16-hour training for new employees supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in Adult Family Homes and Assisted Living settings.  The revised 16-hour training begins October 1, 2017.  Successful completion of this class fulfills the WAC requirements regarding AFH WAC .  NOTE: The new total 16-hour training is delivered both online and an in-person class.

Participants accomplish finishing the 16-hour training in this way:

  • Complete the four hour online training before attending the in-person class, and then;
  • Attend the in-person class for two days (12 hours); 
  • Access to the online training (website and password) is given when you register for the DDA Specialty Training 

The following topics are covered in the online modules and during the in-person class. Required competency testing is included during the in-person class.

  • Overview of Developmental Disabilities
  • Values of Service Deliver
  • Effective Communication
  • Introduction to Interactive Planning
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Crisis Intervention and Prevention
  • Overview of Legal Issues and Individual Rights

DDA Specialty Training (Seattle)

Wednesday, Dec 12 2018 (All day) to Thursday, Dec 13 2018 (All day)

Location:
DDA Seattle
1700 E. Cherry St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Speaker/Presenter: Donna Dykstra

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471.

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days. After completing the online portion of the course, print your Study Guide and bring it to the first day of class. You will be asked to present the study guide.

DDA Specialty Training (Spokane)

Monday, Dec 17 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, Dec 18 2018 (All day)

Location:
Region 1 Training Center
8517 E. Trent Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

Contact Information: Renee Temple, templre@dshs.wa.gov or (509) 329-2919

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Seattle)

Wednesday, Jan 09 2019 (All day) to Thursday, Jan 10 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Seattle
1700 East Cherry St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Speaker/Presenter: Allison Hill

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471.

Notes: 9 AM - 4 PM each day. Print and Complete the Study Guide, and bring with you to first day of class. You will be asked to present your completed Study Guide upon in order to be seated in the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Spokane)

Thursday, Jan 17 2019 (All day) to Friday, Jan 18 2019 (All day)

Location:
Region 1 Training Center
8517 E. Trent Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

Contact Information: Renee Temple, 509-329-2919 or renee.temple@dshs.wa.gov 

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days, plus four hours of online course material to be completed before the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Tacoma)

Thursday, Jan 17 2019 (All day) to Friday, Jan 18 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Tacoma
1305 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA 98402

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

Contact Information: Melody Erickson, (253) 404-5560 or melody.erickson@dshs.wa.gov.

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Kent)

Wednesday, Jan 23 2019 (All day) to Thursday, Jan 24 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Kent
1313 West Meeker St.
Kent, WA 98032

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471.

Notes: 9 AM - 4 PM each day. Print and Complete the Study Guide, and bring with you to first day of class. You will be asked to present your completed Study Guide upon in order to be seated in the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Bremerton)

Thursday, Jan 24 2019 (All day) to Friday, Jan 25 2019 (All day)

Location:
Communitas
920 Park Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337

Speaker/Presenter: Teri Johnson

Contact Information: Dana Lattin, (360) 725-4258 or dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days.

DDA Specialty Training (Seattle)

Tuesday, Feb 05 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, Feb 06 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Seattle
1700 East Cherry St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Speaker/Presenter: Allison Hill

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471.

Notes: 9 AM - 4 PM each day. Print and Complete the Study Guide, and bring with you to first day of class. You will be asked to present your completed Study Guide upon in order to be seated in the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Tacoma)

Thursday, Feb 14 2019 (All day) to Friday, Feb 15 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Tacoma
1305 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA 98402

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

Contact Information: Melody Erickson, (253) 404-5560 or melody.erickson@dshs.wa.gov.

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Everett)

Tuesday, Feb 19 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, Feb 20 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Everett
840 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201

Speaker/Presenter: Allison Hill

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471

Notes: 9 AM - 4 PM each day. Print and Complete the Study Guide, and bring with you to first day of class. You will be asked to present your completed Study Guide upon in order to be seated in the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Spokane)

Thursday, Feb 21 2019 (All day) to Friday, Feb 22 2019 (All day)

Location:
Region 1 Training Center
8517 E. Trent Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

Contact Information: Renee Temple, 509-329-2919 or renee.temple@dshs.wa.gov 

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days, plus four hours of online course material to be completed before the class. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Vancouver)

Thursday, Feb 21 2019 (All day) to Friday, Feb 22 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Vancouver
907 Harney St.
Vancouver, WA 98660

Speaker/Presenter: Teri Johnson

Contact Information: Rob Henrikson, (360) 993-6953 or robert.henrikson@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Yakima)

Wednesday, Feb 27 2019 (All day) to Thursday, Feb 28 2019 (All day)

Location:
DSHS Yakima
1002 N. 16th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902

Speaker/Presenter: Teri Johnson

Contact Information: Danielle Macomber, 509-225-7989 or danielle.macomber@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days, plus four hours of online course material to be completed before the class. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Seattle)

Tuesday, Mar 05 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, Mar 06 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Seattle
1700 East Cherry St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471.

Notes: 9 AM - 4 PM each day. Print and Complete the Study Guide, and bring with you to first day of class. You will be asked to present your completed Study Guide upon in order to be seated in the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Tumwater)

Tuesday, Mar 12 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, Mar 13 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Tumwater
6860 Capitol Blvd. SE
Olympia, WA 98504

Speaker/Presenter: Donna Dykstra

Contact Information: Dana Lattin, (360) 725-4258 or dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before attending in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Lynnwood)

Thursday, Mar 14 2019 (All day) to Friday, Mar 15 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Lynnwood
20311 52nd Ave. West
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Speaker/Presenter: Allison Hill

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471.

Notes: 9 AM - 4 PM each day. Print and Complete the Study Guide, and bring with you to first day of class. You will be asked to present your completed Study Guide upon in order to be seated in the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Spokane)

Thursday, Mar 14 2019 (All day) to Friday, Mar 15 2019 (All day)

Location:
Region 1 Training Center
8517 E. Trent Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

Contact Information: Renee Temple, 509-329-2919 or renee.temple@dshs.wa.gov 

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days, plus four hours of online course material to be completed before the class. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Tacoma)

Thursday, Mar 14 2019 (All day) to Friday, Mar 15 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Tacoma
1305 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA 98402

Speaker/Presenter: Allison Hill

Contact Information: Melody Erickson, (253) 404-5560 or melody.erickson@dshs.wa.gov.

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Vancouver)

Thursday, Mar 21 2019 (All day) to Friday, Mar 22 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Vancouver
907 Harney St.
Vancouver, WA 98660

Speaker/Presenter: Donna Dykstra

Contact Information: Rob Henrikson, (360) 993-6953 or robert.henrikson@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Kent)

Wednesday, Mar 27 2019 (All day) to Thursday, Mar 28 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Kent
1313 West Meeker St.
Kent, WA 98032

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471.

Notes: 9 AM - 4 PM each day. Print and Complete the Study Guide, and bring with you to first day of class. You will be asked to present your completed Study Guide upon in order to be seated in the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Spokane)

Monday, Apr 08 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, Apr 09 2019 (All day)

Location:
Region 1 Training Center
8517 E. Trent Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

Contact Information: Renee Temple, 509-329-2919 or renee.temple@dshs.wa.gov 

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days, plus four hours of online course material to be completed before the class. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Everett)

Tuesday, Apr 09 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, Apr 10 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Everett
840 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201

Speaker/Presenter: Allison Hill

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471.

Notes: 9 AM - 4 PM each day. Print and Complete the Study Guide, and bring with you to first day of class. You will be asked to present your completed Study Guide upon in order to be seated in the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Seattle)

Wednesday, Apr 10 2019 (All day) to Thursday, Apr 11 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Seattle
1700 East Cherry St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Speaker/Presenter: Teri Johnson

Contact Information: Email ddar2ta@dshs.wa.gov or call 425-740-6471.

Notes: 9 AM - 4 PM each day. Print and Complete the Study Guide, and bring with you to first day of class. You will be asked to present your completed Study Guide upon in order to be seated in the class.

DDA Specialty Training (Tacoma)

Thursday, Apr 11 2019 (All day) to Friday, Apr 12 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Tacoma
1305 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA 98402

Speaker/Presenter: Donna Dykstra

Contact Information: Melody Erickson, (253) 404-5560 or melody.erickson@dshs.wa.gov.

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Port Angeles)

Wednesday, Apr 17 2019 (All day) to Thursday, Apr 18 2019 (All day)

Location:
DDA Port Angeles
201 West 1st St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

Contact Information: Dana Lattin, (360) 725-4258 or dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before in-class time. Not For IP.