Publications



Publications in Print

The following print publications are available to order in multiple copies to groups, schools, agencies, hospitals and other organizations who provide services and support to individuals with I/DD and/or their families. All of our publications are free, and there is no charge for mailing.

Resource Folder Cover: Strategies to Support Real LivesResource Folder
Useful resource information for people with I/DD and their families. If you are an individual or agency who has contact with individuals with developmental disabilities, these folders can provide a way to package the information you give to families and give them easy access to other resources.

Life Course: Introduction to Planning & Services
This four-page welcome packet on Planning and Services for Children and Adults with I/DD in Washington State provides:

  • image of the star form for identifying supportsA Star Form to help identify supports to reach goals of any kind.
  • Process to Apply for a Determination of DDA Eligibility in Washington.
  • Get Organized for Life by identifying and filing key documents that will be needed to apply for programs through a person’s life.
  • Description of Washington State’s DDA’s Wavier Programs and Community First Choice (CFC).

Life Course: High School Transition Toolkit
Creating a successful transition to adulthood requires support from a lot of different sources. This four-page High School Transition Toolkit provides:

  • Transition Toolkit Star FormA Star Form to help identify supports to reach a student’s transition goals.
  • Tips for transition planning and goal setting.
  • Transition timeline of things to do from age 14-21.
  • Transition checklist of skills, activities, and services when creating your child’s high school transition plan for his/her IEP.
  • Ways to gain job skills during high school.
  • Resources for post-secondary education.

Life Course: Living a Meaningful Life (Adults Age 35 and Older)
Growing, learning and achieving does not end at adulthood. It continues throughout life, and at your own pace. This four-page provides:

  • Thumbnail image of the first page of the pamplet, featuring a star form to identify supports for the middle years.A sample Star Form to help identify supports to reach goals throughout the adult years.
  • Resources for parents to consider as sources of support and connection as their son/daughter grows older.
  • Planning tools.
  • Questions to consider when thinking about living outside the family home, and the kinds of supports needed to create a safe, healthy, and full life in the community.
  • How to make the most of assistive technology at home and in the community.
    Support and planning for the whole family.

Publications in PDF

The following publications are available for immediate download in PDF only.

image of the star form for identifying supportsStar Form
A big part of creating a good life is looking at the individual’s whole life, beyond paid services. The Star Form helps kick start this process.Use it to identify helpful people, community resources, technology and paid services to help meet any goal or task.

Family Community Connections Guidebook
Information and Resources for Families and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Washington State. Includes worksheets for identifying people, places and ideas to help broaden your family member’s social circle and community connections. Also available in Spanish.

Bulletins (Archived Listing by Year)
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.

 



2017

  • Newsletter


  • Create a vision for the future. Set goals. Identify helpful people and needed supports.
    Let Your Person Centered Planning Guide help you plan and prepare for each stage of life.

  • Informing Families is a partnership for better communication, provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council in collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration and other partners throughout the state.