DDA Specialty Training Calendar

The newly revised Developmental Disability Specialty Training is a 16-hour training for new employees supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in Adult Family Homes and Assisted Living settings.  The revised 16-hour training begins October 1, 2017.  Successful completion of this class fulfills the WAC requirements regarding AFH WAC .  NOTE: The new total 16-hour training is delivered both online and an in-person class.

Participants accomplish finishing the 16-hour training in this way:

  • Complete the four hour online training before attending the in-person class, and then;
  • Attend the in-person class for two days (12 hours); 
  • Access to the online training (website and password) is given when you register for the DDA Specialty Training 

The following topics are covered in the online modules and during the in-person class. Required competency testing is included during the in-person class.

  • Overview of Developmental Disabilities
  • Values of Service Deliver
  • Effective Communication
  • Introduction to Interactive Planning
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Crisis Intervention and Prevention
  • Overview of Legal Issues and Individual Rights

Region 1 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Jan 02 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Jan 04 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Terri-Martindale

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS.A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Jan 09 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Jan 11 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Jess Eitelberg

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Jan 16 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Jan 18 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Heather Ratterree

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

Region 1 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Jan 16 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Jan 18 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Monica Phay

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS.A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.

DDA Specialty Training 2024 (Region 2)

Wednesday, Jan 17 2024 (All day) to Friday, Jan 19 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Contact Information: For more information or to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/r02-developmental-disability-specialty-training-41109

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and King.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Jan 23 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Jan 25 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Heather Ratterree

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

Region 1 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Jan 23 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Jan 25 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Terri Martindale

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS.A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.

DDA Specialty Training 2024 (Region 2)

Monday, Jan 29 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, Jan 31 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Contact Information: For more information or to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/r02-developmental-disability-specialty-training-41109

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and King.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Monday, Feb 05 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, Feb 07 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Summer Simpson

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

Region 1 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Feb 06 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Feb 08 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Jess Eitelberg

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS.A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.

DDA Specialty Training 2024 (Region 2)

Tuesday, Feb 06 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Feb 08 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Contact Information: For more information or to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/r02-developmental-disability-specialty-training-41109

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and King.

Region 1 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Feb 13 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Feb 15 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Terri Martindale

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS.A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Feb 13 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Feb 15 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Heather Ratterree

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

DDA Specialty Training 2024 (Region 2)

Monday, Feb 19 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, Feb 21 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Contact Information: For more information or to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/r02-developmental-disability-specialty-training-41109

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and King.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Wednesday, Feb 21 2024 (All day) to Friday, Feb 23 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Terri Martindale

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

DDA Specialty Training 2024 (Region 2)

Monday, Feb 26 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, Feb 28 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Contact Information: For more information or to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/r02-developmental-disability-specialty-training-41109

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and King.

Region 1 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Monday, Feb 26 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, Feb 28 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Jess Eitelberg

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS.A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.

Region 1 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Monday, Mar 04 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, Mar 06 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Summer Simpson

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Wednesday, Mar 06 2024 (All day) to Friday, Mar 08 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Terri Martindale

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

DDA Specialty Training 2024 (Region 2)

Monday, Mar 11 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, Mar 13 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Contact Information: For more information or to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/r02-developmental-disability-specialty-training-41109

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and King.

Region 1 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Mar 12 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Mar 14 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Monica Phay

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Monday, Mar 18 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, Mar 20 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Monica Phay

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

Region 1 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Mar 19 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Mar 21 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Terri Martindale

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Tuesday, Mar 26 2024 (All day) to Thursday, Mar 28 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Heather Ratterree

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 9:00am to 12:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

Region 3 DDA Specialty Training (2024)

Monday, Apr 01 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, Apr 03 2024 (All day)

Location:
Virtual Classroom WA ,

Speaker/Presenter: Summer Simpson

Contact Information: Questions?  Contact Dana Lattin, dana.lattin@dshs.wa.gov

Notes: Class runs from 1:00pm to 4:30pm on ALL THREE DAYS. A computer, tablet, or mobile device is required to access this training. The Zoom link needed to access the class will be emailed to you a week before the first day of training. Region 1 includes the following counties: Pierce, Clark, Thurston, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum.