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 (Tacoma)

Thursday, May 09 2019 (All day) to Friday, May 10 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 (Moses Lake)

Thursday, May 09 2019 (All day) to Friday, May 10 2019 (All day)

Location:
Moses Lake DSHS Office
1651 Pilgrim St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

Contact Information: Arin Swinger, 509-764-5795 or arin.swinger@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 (Spokane)

Monday, May 20 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, May 21 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 (Yakima)

Wednesday, Jun 05 2019 (All day) to Thursday, Jun 06 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 (Tacoma)

Thursday, Jun 13 2019 (All day) to Friday, Jun 14 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 (Spokane)

Monday, Jun 17 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, Jun 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. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Tumwater)

Monday, Jun 24 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, Jun 25 2019 (All day)

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

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; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before attending in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Tacoma)

Thursday, Jul 11 2019 (All day) to Friday, Jul 12 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 (Spokane)

Monday, Jul 15 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, Jul 16 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, Aug 08 2019 (All day) to Friday, Aug 09 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 (Spokane)

Monday, Aug 12 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, Aug 13 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 (Kennewick)

Monday, Aug 19 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, Aug 20 2019 (All day)

Location:
Department of Labor and Industries
4310 W. 24th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99338

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

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 (Tumwater)

Wednesday, Sep 11 2019 (All day) to Thursday, Sep 12 2019 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Allison Hill

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 (Tacoma)

Thursday, Sep 12 2019 (All day) to Friday, Sep 13 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 (Yakima)

Tuesday, Sep 17 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, Sep 18 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 (Spokane)

Thursday, Sep 19 2019 (All day) to Friday, Sep 20 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 (Bremerton)

Thursday, Sep 19 2019 (All day) to Friday, Sep 20 2019 (All day)

Location:
Communitas
920 Park Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337

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.

DDA Specialty Training (Tacoma)

Thursday, Oct 10 2019 (All day) to Friday, Oct 11 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 (Spokane)

Monday, Oct 14 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, Oct 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 (Port Angeles)

Wednesday, Oct 16 2019 (All day) to Thursday, Oct 17 2019 (All day)

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

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; four hours of online prerequisite modules required before in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Moses Lake)

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

Location:
Moses Lake DSHS Office
1651 Pilgrim St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

Contact Information: Arin Swinger, 509-764-5795 or arin.swinger@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 (Kennewick)

Monday, Nov 04 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, Nov 05 2019 (All day)

Location:
Department of Labor and Industries
4310 W. 24th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99338

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

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 (Spokane)

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

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

Speaker/Presenter: Teri Johnson

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 (Tumwater)

Tuesday, Dec 10 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, Dec 11 2019 (All day)

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

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 attending in-class time. Not For IP.