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