DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADVISORY COUNCIL

Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council

VISION:

This Council is committed to fostering healthy and secure services through a partnership with the community and other state and federal organizations.

VALUES:

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.

MISSION:

To support individuals and family members with a developmental disability to achieve meaningful lives.

Developmental Disability Advisory Council Members:

David Odell – Chair

Judy Malby – Vice Chair

Mary Sterling

Susan Eggleston

November 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

February 2020 Council Meeting Minutes

Public Notice:

The Pend Oreille County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board will be meeting from 1:30-3:00pm on June 22, 2021. Remote attendance is encouraged by going to https://pendoreille-org.zoom.us/j/9340857913 or dial 1-253-215-8782 and use Meeting ID #934 085 7913. Limited in-person attendance will be permitted in the Conference room at the Counseling Services building at 105 S. Garden Avenue.  If you wish to attend in-person and observe our COVID protocols, please contact Kelly Alliger at 509-447-5651 to check availability and reserve a seat.  Agenda items include the following: State and County supported employment and community inclusion updates, membership roster review, and general review of the Advisory Board’s vision and goals.  If you have any questions, contact the Counseling Services office at 509-447-5651.

Pend Oreille County Request for Qualifications – Developmental Disabilities Employment and Day Program Services:

Pend Oreille County Counseling Services is requesting proposals to provide Employment and Day Program services to adults with developmental disabilities ages 21 and up in Pend Oreille County. The RFQ process is ongoing and continuous. Please direct requests for application packets or questions regarding this RFQ to: Pend Oreille County Counseling Services, PO Box 5055, Newport WA  99156.  509-447-5651.  Pend Oreille County is an EOE.

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.