Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

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09/21/22 A Message from Assistant Secretary Debbie Roberts regarding Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion

09/21/22 Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

9/12/22 Join our Community Residential Team at DDA! State of Washington Job Opportunities | Sorted by Relevance ascending | Work that Matters (

9/9/2022 NEW - Hiring Event: Hundreds of Direct Care Positions to fill at DSHS SOLA and Lakeland Village

9/9/2022 Start a career in Supported Living: Watch the video and find a program near you to apply today!

9/8/2022 - Find a New and Rewarding Career | DSHS

8/30/2022 - Home and Community Based Waivers (HCBS)

8/8/2022 Start a career as a provider for DDA clients working for yourself or for an employer of choice. Learn more.


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What We Do

The Developmental Disabilities Administration is transforming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want. The 2021-2023 Strategic Plan describes our work and expected outcomes to accomplish the mission.  

People with developmental disabilities and their families are valued citizens of the state of Washington. The Developmental Disabilities Administration strives to develop and implement public policies that will promote individual worth, self-respect, and dignity such that each individual is valued as a contributing member of the community. The Developmental Disabilities Guiding Values encompasses our vision and values for inclusive communities.

For more information about our programs and services, see the 2021 Developmental Disabilities Administration Caseload and Cost Report.

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Our Mission and Values

  • Mission: Transforming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want.
  • Vision: Support individuals by continually improving and individualizing supports, building support plans based on needs, and engaging individuals and families.
  • Values: Respect, Person-Centered Service Respect, Person- Centered Service Planning, Community Participation.
  • Guiding Values: Inclusion, Status and Contribution, Relationships Power and Choice, Health and Safety, Competence.
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