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.

January 2023 Quarterly Meeting

To be held in the Olympia area. Virtual Legislative Reception will be held the evening of January 18th.

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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

RFP for Barrier Elimination in Services and Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities from Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Communities

November 7, 2022

The Washington State Department of Commerce, on behalf of the Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC), is soliciting proposals from organizations to enhance participation and effectiveness of individuals with developmental disabilities (DD), their family members, and other community members in public policy advocacy.

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Dan Thompson Memorial Account Proposals Update

November 1, 2022

On 11/1/22, the Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) sent 24 proposals to the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) requesting funding from the Dan Thompson Memorial Developmental Disabilities Community Services Account.

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Council News

DDC Seeking A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Analyst

October 13, 2022

The DDC is currently seeking a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Analyst (MA3), a temporary position funded by the Washington State Legislature in the 2023 budget. This position reports to the executive director, and will work with the Council staff and a contracted BIPOC organization. Applications close October 28, 2022.

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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.