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.

About Our Council

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.

July 2022 Quarterly Meeting

Additional information available soon.

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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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Council News

Dan Thompson Funding Recommendations Approved by the DDC

January 21, 2022

On January 20, 2022, the Developmental Disabilities Council approved a list of funding recommendations for the Dan Thompson Memorial Developmental Disabilities Community Services Account. Click below to read more.

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Seeking New Council Members

December 9, 2021

The DDC is looking for new Governor-appointed members to serve on the Council.

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Save the Date!

December 1, 2021

Mark your calendars! The next quarterly DDC meeting is Thursday, January 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Friday, January 21st from 9:00am-12:30pm.

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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.