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Independent Study Reveals Benefits of Flexible Funding, Choice, and Self-Determination
The Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) recently commissioned an independent study to survey individuals and families regarding their use of SSP and its effectiveness in helping to pay for services and expenses related to their relative’s disability. Read a summary of the report here.

October Meeting of the DDC Includes Town Hall Meeting
The October meeting of the Developmental Disabilities Council will be held October 16 & 17 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco. The public is welcome. In conjunction with the meeting, we will hold a Town Hall Meeting for stakeholders and interested persons on Thursday evening, October 16, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn about new developments impacting DD services and share your thoughts.

Proclamation for the Dignity and Rights of All Human Beings
Two years ago, self-advocacy organizations from across the state attended the Self-Advocacy Summit funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). A partnership that emerged from the summit, Washington Allies in Advocacy, got to work defining values important to the self-advocacy movement. Along the way, however, they realized that the same values they identified speak to all human beings. Their work resulted in the Proclamation for the Dignity and Rights of All Human Beings. We're proud of the work of Allies in Advocacy and pleased to be part of such a strong partnership. Allies in Advocacy welcomes individuals and organizations who would like to sign the Proclamation.

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The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.
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