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)

Wednesday, Apr 25 2018 (All day) to Thursday, Apr 26 2018 (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 (Bremerton)

Thursday, May 03 2018 (All day) to Friday, May 04 2018 (All day)

Location:
Communitas
920 Park Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

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

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

DDA Specialty Training (Seattle)

Wednesday, May 09 2018 (All day) to Thursday, May 10 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 (Lynnwood)

Tuesday, May 15 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, May 16 2018 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Allison Hill

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 (Tacoma)

Wednesday, May 23 2018 (All day) to Thursday, May 24 2018 (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)

Thursday, May 24 2018 (All day) to Friday, May 25 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 (Vancouver)

Tuesday, Jun 05 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, Jun 06 2018 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

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)

Tuesday, Jun 05 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, Jun 06 2018 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

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 (Tumwater)

Tuesday, Jun 12 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, Jun 13 2018 (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 in-class time. Not For IP.

DDA Specialty Training (Everett)

Thursday, Jun 14 2018 (All day) to Friday, Jun 15 2018 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

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 (Yakima)

Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Teri Johnson

Contact Information: Danielle Macomber, macomdl@dshs.wa.gov or (509) 225-7989

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 (Tacoma)

Wednesday, Jun 20 2018 (All day) to Thursday, Jun 21 2018 (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)

Thursday, Jun 21 2018 (All day) to Friday, Jun 22 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)

Thursday, Jun 28 2018 (All day) to Friday, Jun 29 2018 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Chuck Goodwin

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 (Seattle)

Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 (All day) to Thursday, Jul 12 2018 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Teri Johnson

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 (Tacoma)

Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 (All day) to Thursday, Jul 19 2018 (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 (Everett)

Thursday, Jul 19 2018 (All day) to Friday, Jul 20 2018 (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 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 (Kent)

Monday, Jul 23 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, Jul 24 2018 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Teri Johnson

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)

Thursday, Jul 26 2018 (All day) to Friday, Jul 27 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 (Vancouver)

Wednesday, Aug 01 2018 (All day) to Thursday, Aug 02 2018 (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 (Seattle)

Wednesday, Aug 08 2018 (All day) to Thursday, Aug 09 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 (Kennewick)

Monday, Aug 13 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 (All day)

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

Speaker/Presenter: Peggy Bureta

Contact Information: Danielle Macomber, macomdl@dshs.wa.gov or (509) 225-7989

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 (Tacoma)

Wednesday, Aug 15 2018 (All day) to Thursday, Aug 16 2018 (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)

Thursday, Aug 23 2018 (All day) to Friday, Aug 24 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 (Bremerton)

Thursday, Sep 06 2018 (All day) to Friday, Sep 07 2018 (All day)

Location:
Communitas
920 Park Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337

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.