Community of Practice Kick Off Held November 5
A kick-off event was held on November 5 at the SeaTac Conference Center. People from across the state gathered to begin thinking about developing systems of supports for families with a member with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council and the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration are partnering on this project. Details about the project and information about the first is meeting is available on the Community of Practice page of the Informing Families Building Trust website.
Life Opportunities Trust Holding Annual Trust Holder Meetings
The Developmental Disabilities Life Opportunities Trust will be holding its annual Trust Holder meetings November 25, 2013 at the Southcenter Doubletree and June 5, 2014 in Spokane at the Red Lion at the Park. See the event flyer for more details.
Employing People with Disabilities Focus of National Governors Association
The National Governor's Association has selected employment for people with disabilities as its initiative for 2012-2013. Learn more about what they plan on doing to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. (Report)
New Study Highlights the Experiences of Siblings of Individals with DD
A new report released by Easter Seals highlights the experiences of siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities. The report's Executive Summary details the joys and challenges of siblings. For more information, and to download the entire report, go to Easter's Seals website.