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DDC Welcomes New Contracts Manager
Emily Rogers has joined our staff as the new DDC Contracts Manager. She has worked for a number of years with The Arc of Washington State, and we are delighted to welcome her to our team. She brings a wealth of knowledge about developmental disability issues, and has seen first hand the work of the Council's many projects. Welcome, Emily!

The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council and the state's self-advocacy/civil rights organizations will provide technical assistance to the Equal Partners Interstate Congress (EPIC), funded by a Project of National Significance Grant. 

With $100,000.00 per year over the next three years, EPIC will strive to strengthen the self-advocacy/civil rights movements in Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming; create a a regional coalition; and develop a model for a new DD Network Partner representing the developmental disability civil rights movement. 

For more information, contact Brian Dahl.

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.

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