ASAN Rights and Respect

June 27, 2022

This pride month, check out this new resource from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) for LGBTQIA+ members of the disability community! The guide is to help you if you or your rights aren’t being respected. Available in Easy Read and Plain Language versions!

How to order free Covid-19 home test

June 22, 2022

As the summer season is starting people are starting to go out and enjoy the community activities. COVID-19 is still out there and people are still getting sick. As you go out more you may want to take a home COVID-19 test. You can order free at home rapid tests through the federal government at

Remembering Juneteenth

May 23, 2022

Juneteenth is every year on June 19th. This is a very important day. This is the day that all slaves were freed in America. June 19th, 1865 is the day slavery ended in America. Juneteenth is also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. Emancipation is another way to say “being freed”. Around America people celebrate

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 2, 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 2rd to May 6th. During this week people celebrate teachers. Teachers work hard but do not earn a lot of money. Teachers spend a lot of time buying classroom materials and doing work outside of school. There are not enough teachers. Many teachers have to teach extra classes. Teachers

Learn American Sign Language!

April 20, 2022

American Sign Language or ASL is used a lot by people who have or know someone who has a hearing impairment. Over 250,000 people use American Sign Language. Understanding and using Sign Language means people with and without hearing impairments can have a conversation. This is important. It means that people with hearing impairments can

Kitsap County Virtual Resource Fair is live!

April 13, 2022

The Kitsap County Resource fair is going virtual this year. The resource fair is for the Developmental Disabilities community to learn about services in the community including; education, employment, housing, recreation, and Advocacy! Some of the resources are specific to Kitsap County. The resource fair will be online until June 30th, 2022. Holly Ridge Center,

Developmental Disability Awareness Month!

March 15, 2022

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month! This is a time to think about all the awesome things people with Developmental Disabilities do! It is also a time to reflect on how we can make a better world for people with Developmental Disabilities. To follow events and discussions during this month you can search hashtags (#)

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day

March 10, 2022

People with Down Syndrome have three instead of two chromosomes 21. As a result, World Down Syndrome say is on 3.21. This day was recognized by the United Nations in 2011 in the hopes that the day would bring awareness to people with down syndrome and advocate for their equality in day-to-day life. World Down

Pledge to Include Today

March 3, 2022

People with disabilities are often excluded from able bodied communities. That is why it is important for every person to pledge to include people with disabilities. Spread the Word Inclusion works to encourage others to stop saying insensitive words like the r word. Saying the r-word is very offensive but it is still commonly said

What is Supported Decision Making?

February 24, 2022

In Washington under the new Uniform Guardianship law there is now an official option to use supported decision making for people with disabilities. Below is information about supported decision making and how to start the process.   What is supported decision making? Supported decision making contracts are written documents that adults with disabilities can enter