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Action DD is a
Action DD is the only
disabilities advocacy licensed in Washington
state that does not receive government money. Therefore, we are
free to represent the best interests of people with
developmental disabilities. We do so by lobbying for
the care of the most needy.
Action DD leaders and volunteers receive no compensation.
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The Arc of Washington State
has summarized the state DDA budget
July 3, 2015
Our friends at the Arc have provided us with a summary of
how people with developmental disabilities made out in the
2015-17 budget. Regardless of some sad face comments
Action DD should like the report even better than the Arc
What's puzzling is why Arc doesn't like
respite care in an RHC when many of their members are practically
begging for it?
See the Arc
The good news is more respite is
provided both in community settings and at Yakima Valley
School as follows:
-- $3.9 million to develop short-term community-based
respite services across the state for both adults and children.
-- $400,000 for additional emergent respite services at Yakima Valley School.
Additionally, 82 full time staff will be added to ensure compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements following
their unfavorable inspection of Lakeland Village RHC.
Action DD makes changes at
Yakima Valley Meeting
June 22, 2015, By Paul Strand
Saturday's meeting saw decisions result in just one general
membership meeting a year and one legislative reception in
Olympia in February. Also expect more frequent board
With the increased use of email, Facebook and
other social media, more can be done with fewer meetings and
the day long drives that many members have to endure.
It was announced that our 501 (c)(4) application is ready to
submit to the IRS.
Mother of Drowned Centralian Says She Struggled for Services
Jessy Hamilton Death: ‘They Talk to Us Like We’re Stupid When We’re Asking for Help,’ Mother of Autistic Man Says
June 17, 2015, By Natalie Johnson, The
When asked where she felt she could turn for help, and what resources she had to take care of her 26-year-old severely autistic son, Jessy, Jackie Hamilton
had a short answer.
“None,” she said.
Resources do exist for families and caregivers of children and adults with autism, but even the state Autism Task Force’s 2010 Autism Guidebook for Washington State notes seeking help can be an arduous task for a layperson.
full Chronicle article