New! People First Client Rights Videos

If you are a client of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), you have rights.

People First of Washington State wants you to know what your rights are, and who to contact if you are having problems.


Noah Seidel and Tim McCue from the Office of the DD Ombuds explain a new law in Washington State that affirms the rights of clients of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).

Personal Power

We have the right to personal power (also called autonomy) in how we live our lives.



People First members explain the right to make choices in our lives, no matter where we live or who supports us.


As a client of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), you have the right to participate in your own service planning.


Information, Grievances and Appeals

As a DDA client, you have the right to have access to information about their services, and to file grievances and appeals.


Discharge and Termination

If you have a residential provider, this video explains your rights when it comes to having your services discharged or terminated (ended).

For all these videos and more, visit People First of Washington State.


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