Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council

Together we are changing the system for you and your family.

Who We Are

The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) is one of 56 Councils nationwide that are guided by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

What We Do

We bring together community partners to address critical issues, provide leadership, training, and advocate for equitable policies, programs, and practices on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Get Involved

Apply to serve as a Governor-appointed Council member, join a committee or coalition, participate in advocacy events, and connect with us on social media. Together we can make a difference!

The DDC advocates for equitable policies, programs, and practices that benefit all people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Join the DDC and make a difference.

The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council has 27 Governor-appointed members who are people with developmental disabilities, family members of people with developmental disabilities, state agency representatives, and other community partners. If you are interested in joining the DDC, we encourage you to learn more.

Our Council meetings are open to the public.

We invite you to join our quarterly meetings. View the Full Meeting Schedule and past meeting information here.

April 2024 Quarterly Council Meeting

Join us for the April 2024 Council meeting in Vancouver, Washington.

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Council Activities

The DDC brings together community partners to address critical issues, provides leadership and advocacy training, and advocates for equitable policies, programs, and practices. Learn more about the activities the Council leads.

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Our Five-Year State Plan

The DDC is required to create a 5-Year State Plan to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Our State Plan helps guide our daily work, ensure we are addressing the most important priorities of the developmental disabilities community, and hold ourselves accountable to specific goals and objectives.

Council News

Dan Thompson Account - Closing Out First Round Applications

November 9, 2023

The Dan Thompson Account is closing out it's first round of applications. With input from the community through multiple listening sessions and online surveys, a new application for round two funding will be launching on Dec. 1, 2023.

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2024 DD Council Legislative Agenda

November 3, 2023

The legislative season is quickly approaching. The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council has created our 2024 Legislative Agenda to guide our work and advocacy over the coming months. You can find it by clicking on the link below.

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CAC Call for Proposals

November 3, 2023

The Arc of Washington State through funding provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is soliciting proposals that will result in a contract forservices to provide technical assistance and strategic planning activities for the Community Advocacy Coalition for Developmental Disabilities (CAC). Please click on the link below for more information. Please click in the link below for information and how to apply.

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