The DD Ombuds released our newest report titled “Improving Services for Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Foster Care”. The report Identifies gaps that youth with developmental disabilities experience in the foster care system. The report explores ideas for further exploration on how to improve the foster care system for people with developmental disabilities. The report
Video advocacy is a way to tell your story and spread awareness about issues that face the developmental disability community. We partnered with the DO-IT Program and Rooted in Rights to teach high school students how to produce videos to talk about problems that people with disabilities experience. Below are three videos that the participants
In Washington people who receive services through Community First Choice (CFC) and other waiver services can access up to $500.00 per year to access assistive technology. People can request assistive technology that helps the person perform an activity of daily living. People can purchase equipment or programs that can help them in their life. There
On August 20, 2019, Allies in Advocacy named Betty Schwieterman, State Developmental Disabilities Ombuds, their “Ally of the Year.” Betty accepted the award and addressed the audience. “Thank you for naming me an ally – it means the world to me. I am so grateful to be recognized by such a powerful group of advocates.