Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Junior

January 12, 2022

Every year on the third Monday of January, people from around the world, recognize Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact his work has had on society. Many people in America get a day off of school or work to recognize the civil rights leader. This holiday encourages people to follow in Martin Luther King

Governor’s Proposed Budget Announced

January 7, 2022

The 2022 legislative session will start on January 10. Governor Jay Inslee announced his budget proposal ahead of the start of session. In the upcoming months the House and Senate will put out their budgets. Then they will all decide on the final budget. Advocates can let their legislators know where they want the money

Happy Human Rights Day!

December 8, 2021

December 10th marks Human Rights Day. This holiday celebrates the United Nation’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states the rights and freedoms that all people have. This year marks the 73nd anniversary of the document. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is used around the world and is the most translated

A Week Without Driving!

November 24, 2021

“A Week Without Driving” is an event created by the Disability Mobility Initiative, which is a Disability Rights Washington Project. The purpose was to demonstrate how difficult and inaccessible life is for non-drivers. Society in Washington in many ways revolves around being able to drive and is not accessible for the many people with disabilities

Vaccine Announcement!

November 17, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue Exciting announcement! The Pfizer Vaccine has just been made available for kids under the age of 12! Kids from age 5-12 can now be eligible for the vaccine. Getting vaccinated is so important as it keeps our community safe. Kids being able to get the vaccine also

Resources for reporting Abuse and Neglect

November 10, 2021

Abuse and neglect can happen to anybody. Sadly people with developmental disabilities are more likely to be abused then the general population. If you are someone you know is experiencing abuse or thinks that they are not being treated right there are ways you can report it Call 1-866-ENDHARM(1-866-363-4276) Report online- https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services/report-concerns-involving-vulnerable-adults To learn more about

Exciting Works by Individuals with Disabilities

November 1, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue November is the best time to write and read books as it is National Novel Writing Month. If you want some recommendations from authors with disabilities look no further! · The Pretty One by Keah Brown: This book is about Keah’s life understanding the harsh realities of

Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

October 19, 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Organizations around the Country are celebrating the work that people with disabilities participate in. The theme for this year is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” The theme was chosen to highlight that people with disabilities are a part of the workforce that will be needed as the nation

Updates to How DDA Sends Emails to You

October 7, 2021

DDA has updated how Case Managers send emails to you to ensure that they are secure and safe. The new system has already started and the information below will help you understand the new process. If you are having trouble with the new process you can call or email your Case Manager and they can

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

September 27, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.   Just like everyone else, people with disabilities sometimes experience challenges with their mental health. However, this issue can be tackled by normalizing mental illness, providing people with mental health resources, and having a people first mindset.  One of the easiest