Informing Families, a resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, offers trusted news and information to empower individuals and families to be active participants in planning and building a network of support and opportunities. The Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds recently did a livestream interview with Informing Families to tell people about our
The 2019 Community Summit in Washington State took place this past June. This year the Summit had a focus on art and entertainment. People discussed how to advocate through video, music, social media and other avenues. The keynote speaker Caelynn Lea kicked off the Summit by talking about being a musician with a disability and
2019 marks the DD Ombuds Office’s second year attending and participating in the Community Summit! This year, the Community Summit hosted a number of incredible tech demos that showed off the interesting and at times unexpected assistive uses for technology. Some devices included mechanical limbs, custom switches for use with computers and games, phones with
Nebraskans with disabilities offer the following advice to support staff and service providers: Don’t be scared of me. Remember this is my home, not yours. Give me space when I ask for it. I have the right to say “No”. Teach me, don’t do it for me. Explain things in a way I can understand.