Types of DDA Contracts

All services listed below require a signed DDA contract. To learn more about the contracting process, contact your local office via the email address or phone number below.

Location (by county) Phone Number Email Address

Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan,
Columbia, Douglas. Ferry, Franklin,
Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat
Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille,
Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla,
Whitman, Yakima

(509)-329-2900 R1.Resource@dshs.wa.gov

Island, King, San Juan, Skagit,
Snohomish, Whatcom

(206)-568-5700 R2.Resource@dshs.wa.gov

Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor,
Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason,
Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston,

(253)-404-5500 R3.Resource@dshs.wa.gov

Community Guide and Engagement

Connect individuals with community supports, resources and activities so that they can fully access their community.

Video: Community Engagement (YouTube)

Provider Qualifications

  • Experience with the community the individual wants to participate in
  • Knowledge of community organizations, informal clubs, community projects, local government resources, etc.

Environmental Adaptations

Help individuals access their home better through:

  • Changes to the physical structure of the home (ex. Widening doorways)
  • Changes to the outside of the home (ex. Installing ramps).

Video: Environmental Adaptations (YouTube)

Provider Qualifications

Contractors - projects requiring installation

  • Registered as a general or specialty Contractor per Chapter 18.27 RCW
  • In good standing with the Department of Labor and Industries.

Extermination of Bedbugs

Help exterminate bed bugs from an individual’s home.

Provider Qualifications

Licensed under Chapter 17.21 RCW, Washington Pesticide Application Act, to provide pest management services.

Peer Mentoring

Help individuals or family members through:

  • Mentoring
  • Sharing personal experiences to provide support
  • Sharing information about local community resources
  • Exploring other supports

Video: Peer Mentoring (YouTube)

Provider Qualifications

  • An individual or organization, such as a self-advocacy or parent organization, that provides peer support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Experience and knowledge necessary to connect individuals to local community services, programs, and resources.

Person Centered Plan Facilitation

Help form life plans that are centered on the person.

Provider Qualifications

  • Education:
    • High school diploma or GED plus three years of experience working with people who have developmental disabilities
    • A bachelor’s degree or higher in social services will substitute for one year of experience.
  • Proof of Person-Centered Plan Facilitator Training completion
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from a current Person-Centered Plan Facilitator)
  • Documented skills regarding community resources, developing relationships, and facilitating meetings.


Help individuals and families by providing short-term relief.

Provider Requirements

One to One (1:1) Respite

  • Providers contracted or employed to provide personal care services may also be contracted to provide respite care.
  • More information can be found on the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration website.

Respite in Community Settings (Community Centers, Parks and Recreation, Senior Centers, and Summer Programs)

  • Licensed, registered, and certified as required by law, when applicable.
  • Maintain a website that includes the following information:
    • Number of service hours being provided in your program, including dates and start/end times.
    • Activities that will occur during the program, and a published fee schedule.

Specialized Habilitation

Support individuals to reach their goals in one of the following areas:

  • Self-empowerment.
  • Safety awareness and self-advocacy.
  • Coping strategies for everyday life changes.
  • Managing daily tasks and acquiring adaptive skills.

Video: Specialized Habilitation (YouTube)

Provider Qualifications

  • Have at least one year of experience and meet the education/certification requirements listed in WAC 388-845-1880.

Specialized Equipment and Supplies

Provide specialized items that directly enable individuals to:

  • Increase their abilities to perform their activities of daily living.
  • Perceive, control, or communicate with the environment in which they live.
  • To improve daily functioning through sensory integration identified in a written therapeutic plan by the current treating professional.

Examples of Specialized Equipment and Supplies include:

  • Adapted strollers.
  • Portable ramps.
  • Compression garments.
  • Adapted vestibular swings.

Video: Specialized Equipment and Supplies (YouTube)

Provider Qualifications

  • Business engaged in the provision of Specialized Equipment and Supplies.
  • Contracts located in Washington state must have a Universal Business Identifier and Master Business License, issued by the Department of Revenue.
  • Out-of-state contractors must have a Universal Business Identifier and Master Business License only when it is required by Washington law.

Specialized Goods and Services

Specialized Clothing

Nonrestrictive clothing adapted to the individual’s needs and related to their disability.

  • Examples: Clothing designed for tactile defensiveness, specialized footwear, or reinforced clothing.

Vehicle Modifications

Adaptations or alterations to a vehicle required to fit the needs of the participant to:

  • Engage with their community.
  • Ensure the health, welfare, and safety of themselves and caregivers.

Provider Qualifications

  • Legal business entity legitimately engaged in the provision of specialized equipment and supplies.
  • Contracts located in Washington state must have a Universal Business Identifier and Master Business License, as issued by the Department of Revenue.
  • Out of state contractors must possess a Universal Business Identifier and Master Business License only when Washington state law requires it.

Staff and Family Consultation

Help families or direct service providers better meet the needs of the person they support.

Video: Staff and Family Consultation (YouTube)

Provider Qualifications

Licensed, registered, and/or certified professional as outlined in WAC 388-845-2005.

Supported Parenting

Support individuals receiving DDA services who are parents or expectant parents through teaching, parent coaching and other supportive strategies. Topic areas include:

  • Child development.
  • Childcare.
  • Household management.
  • Housing.
  • Money management.
  • Nutrition and health.
  • Safety.
  • Time management.

Provider Qualifications

  • An advocacy organization or a licensed, registered, and/or certified professional as outlined in WAC 388-845-2135.
  • Understand individual learning styles related to child development and family dynamics.