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.

Public Notice:

Join us for the Pend Oreille Resource Fair on October 30th from 11am-3pm.  It will be held at the Rotary Club Welcome Center located at 68 Diamond Mill Road in Oldtown Idaho.  It’s a free open house to learn about Developmental Disability services in our area.  Connect with DDA, POCCS, DVR, Rural Resources, and many others to answer questions about eligibility, services, and community resources.  There will be information on community supports such as employment providers, advocacy, parent support programs and more.  Lunch will be provided.

The Pend Oreille County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board will be meeting from 12:00 -1:30 P.M on November 4, 2019.  The meeting will be held at the County Counseling conference room, located at 105 S. Garden Avenue in Newport.  Agenda items include the following:  Recruitment, Resource Fair update, People First update, and reports from Spokane County and DDA.  Light refreshments will be provided.  If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in the meeting or 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  The main phone number for DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration is 360-407-1500.