Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council
This Council is committed to fostering healthy and secure services through a partnership with the community and other state and federal organizations.
Persons with developmental disabilities are valuable members of society and should be included in their community and society as a whole.
Persons with developmental disabilities are capable of employment.
Services are individual, family, and community-centered.
To support individuals and family members with a developmental disability to achieve meaningful lives.
Services provided at this time in Pend Oreille County are:
Employment Services – These services provide ongoing support services and training for eligible persons with paid jobs in a variety of settings and work sites. This includes individual supported employment.
Community Access Services – These services provide activities, special assistance, advocacy, and education to help clients whose age or disability currently limits their ability to participate actively in their community.
Services are dependent on availability of funding and or eligibility for a specific service.
Eligibility determinations for services are not made at the County level. The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) determines eligibility as defined by Washington State law. Services eligibility will be determined after an assessment is completed.
For more information about DD programs in Washington State you can access their web site at www.dshs.wa.gov/dda. The main phone number for DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration is 360-407-1500.