News & Announcements

First “Get to Know Your Family Led Organizations” Event Planned

The Washington Statewide Leadership Initiative invites family, caregivers, professionals, and anyone concerned about Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) in the state of Washington to meet some of the family led groups that are pledged to serve CYSHCN. There will be a brief introduction of several of these organizations, then break-out groups where you can chat directly with the family leaders of the organizations. Learn about what services are available through these organizations, what events and projects they are working on, and how you can get more involved with them.

Register for the April 22 event here.

Enrollment Open for Spring 2022 Online Parent Leadership Training Institute

The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, 12 week, 6 hours per week leadership course for parents, guardians, grandparents, community members and anyone working with families. The goal of the PLTI is to increase community engagement in civic matters, public education and youth development. It is held at Everett Community College in the spring and fall of every calendar year, but is currently offered only online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proposed language changes to RCW 71A.24

On September 8, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., the Developmental Disabilities Administration will host an opportunity for public feedback regarding proposed changes to the Children’s Intensive In Home Behavior Supports RCW 71A.24.010 and RCW 71A.24.020. The changes are designed to align with requirements that can ensure continued federal funding for these services. 

Public comments may be submitted to until Sept. 22, 2021.

Webinar Registration Link:

Webinar ID- 226-849-891Draft RCW 71A.24