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 (Spokane)

Thursday, Dec 12 2019 (All day) to Friday, Dec 13 2019 (All day)

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, Dec 12 2019 (All day) to Friday, Dec 13 2019 (All day)

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.