Do you have a story to tell? We want to hear it!

"This is my story" typed on a vintage typewriter.

Informing Families is seeking real life stories and/or helpful tips by Washingtonians with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, parents, and siblings with first hand experience in any of the following areas:

  • Uses of Assistive Technology for home, work, learning and/or life
  • Tips for successful IEP planning and collaboration
  • Taking risks and making mistakes
  • Setting expectations at an early age
  • The role of siblings as support
  • Choosing Supported Decision Making instead of Guardianship
  • Travel tips and resources
  • Summer recreation ideas
  • Before and After: The difference that DDA services have made in your life
  • Addressing “what ifs” as individuals and caregivers age
  • How you prepared for and/or handled an emergency (weather, health, or natural disaster)
  • Easy to fix, healthy recipes on a budget

Article length: 400-800 words

Stipends available. Articles may be edited for clarity.

If you have a story to tell, please contact us for more information.


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