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Our one page bulletins provide trusted information about services, supports and resources for individuals and families. Topics range from IEP preparation, life after high school, navigating relationships, positive behavior support, understanding the service system, and issues for those with a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and mental illness.

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2017 Bulletin Topics:

Medical and Behavioral Health: Who’s Got You Covered?
Section 504: Access to Higher Education
Change in Respite Training Hours
Health Insurance Premium Reimbursements
Plan to Work: Help with Benefits Planning
My Life Plan: New Version

Ready, Set…Vote
Understanding PANs (Planned Action Notices)
Ready Set Know: Medicaid Has You Covered
New IFS Service: Supported Parenting

Supported Decision-Making
New IFS Service: Supported Parenting
Your Child’s IEP and You (Tips for Parents)
Earned Income Tax Credit for Tax Year 2016

2016 Bulletin Topics:

Move to Medicaid Managed Care
Create an Emergency Communications Plan

Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation: Know the Signs

Payroll Tax Exemption for Parent Providers of Personal Care

Person-Centered Service Planning: It’s All About YOU

How to Contract with DDA to Become an Individual Provider
Supports for Children with Challenging Behaviors

Community Engagement

Peer Mentoring
Person Centered Planning Facilitation
Enhanced Respite Services for Children and Youth

Personal Care and the Overtime Rule

DDA Waiver Eligibility Road Map

Overnight Planned Respite

DDA Eligibility Flow Chart (English)
(Español)
Weekly Plan of Care: How to Manage Your Hours

Earned Income Tax Credit: What’s In It For YOU?

Enrollment Openings for Individual & Family Services  (Español)
Understanding Community Respite (for individuals & families on the IFS waiver)

Understanding Contracting for Community Respite (for providers)
Dementia in Persons with I/DD

Health Care Toolkits for Persons with Disabilities

2015 Bulletin Topics:

Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities
DDA’s Home & Community Based Services Waivers Explained
DDA Eligibility and Autism: The DSM Effect
The Role of DDA in Birth-to-Three Services (English)  (español)
Applying for DD Services in Washington State
Get Organized: How to Keep the Most Commonly Requested Documents in Order

Person Centered Planning: What’s in Name?

Community First Choice
IFS Waiver Services and How to Access Them

Assistive Technology for Mental Health

Get Connected for the Summer
Removing Barriers to Learning
Building Blocks to Success: Social Emotional Learning
Transitioning to New DDA Programs (Part One): Enrollments to Open Soon
Transitioning to New DDA Programs (Part Two): 6 Steps to Transitioning to New Programs
SSP in Lieu of IFS: A Cash Benefit Alternative to Individual & Family Services
Guardianship Duties: Keeping Good Records
Earned Income Tax Credit: What’s in it for you?
New App Makes Planning Easy
ABLE Act and DD Endowment Trust: What’s the Difference?
Promoting Inclusion: A Call for Micro-Grants
Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe)
Building Blocks of Success: Social Emotional Learning

2014 Bulletin Topics:

Changes Ahead for Services: An Overview (en Espańol)
Changes Ahead for Individual & Family Services  (en Espańol)
Changes Ahead for Personal Care: Community First Choice  (en Espańol)
Tools for Inclusion: Transit Training
Options for Children with Intensive Behavioral Support Needs
Guardianship Overview: Part One (Categories and Scope)
Guardianship Overview: Part Two (Process and Reporting)
Alternatives to Guardianship: Supported Decision-Making Options
Resources for Children with I/DD and Mental Illness
Healthy Relationships (Part 1): The Foundation of a Happy Life
Healthy Relationships (Part 2): The Middle School Years
Healthy Relationships Series (Part 3): The Teen Years and Beyond
Accessing Mental Health Services in Washington State
The What, Where, and How of Mental Health Evaluations
Access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Defining Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities (Changes to DSM)
Person-Centered Planning
Positive Behavior Support
The Long and Short of Employment Services
Post-Secondary Education and Vocational Training

2013 Bulletin Topics:

DDA Eligibility Flow Chart (Updated Feb 2016)
Reasons to Apply for DDA Services
DDA’s Home and Community Based Services Waivers
Who, What, Where and How of Emergency Services
Transition Planning 101
Transition Planning Checklist
Assistive Technology Resources
High School Skill Centers
Community Resources Toolkit

2012 Bulletin Topics:

Ready..Set…Know: What to Expect and How to Respond to Changes in Medicaid
Ready…Set…Know: Tips for Choosing a Healthy Options Managed Care Plan
Ready…Set…Know: Frequently Asked Questions – SSI Medicaid Move
Where to Turn, What To Do: Preparing for Life after School – Part One
Where to Turn, What To Do: Preparing for Life after School – Part Two
Supporting and Celebrating Siblings
The Road to Independence: Transitions for Children Ages 8-10
Navigating the Transition from Birth to Three to the K-12 Education System



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