The Developmental Disabilities Administration participates in several
special projects to help us provide quality services in accordance
with our mission and core values. Information about these different
projects will be posted on this web page. Please check back again
for project updates.
The goal of the DDD Assessment Project is to develop
an assessment tool which can be used consistently across the state
to identify client needs for DDD programs and services.
Disabled Adult Child
Benefits Project [ 369 KB
A joint project of DDD and the Medical Assistance Administration
has been initiated to identify DDD clients who should be receiving
Social Security benefits and Medicare as a "Disabled Adult
Child" on the Social Security account of a parent who is deceased,
retired, or disabled. This project will have the combined effect
of increasing client income, gaining access to retroactive benefits
that may be due, improving client access to medical care through
Medicare, and reducing disincentives to work that occur in the Supplemental
Security Income program.
Grant (MIG) Project (updated 06/2006) [ 176KB
The DDD MIG Project centers on the development of a statewide county
infrastructure to assist individuals with developmental disabilities
to access Social Security Administration Work Incentives and increase
competitive employment opportunities. Contact
list of developmental disabilities benefits specialists.
National Core Indicators
[ 369 KB
DDD participates in a national study that assesses performance and
outcome indicators for state developmental disabilities systems.
National Core Indicators - Washington
State Overview (PowerPoint presentation 639 KB)