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.

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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July 2024 Quarterly Council Meeting

Join the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council for a quarterly meeting! These meetings are open to the public and take place both in person and online via Zoom, offering flexibility for all attendees.

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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

Sign up for the DDC's New Monthly Email Newsletter

June 4, 2024

The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is excited to be launching a new monthly email newsletter! Our newsletter will be sent through the GovDelivery email system. Sign up today to learn more about the Council, upcoming events, and much more!

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Public Policy

2024 DC Disability Policy Seminar

May 14, 2024

Read about the DD Council's recent trip to Washington DC for the Disability Policy Seminar and some tips for advocacy during the summer season. Check out our slide show!

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Council News

Advocacy Leadership Development Cohort Projects Request for Applications

March 22, 2024

The council is soliciting proposals to organizations and community members to pursue leadership activities in their communities.

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