A Message From Debbie Roberts, Assistant Secretary Developmental Disabilities Administration October 18, 2021 Greetings All, I am pleased to announce that Governor Inslee has named Jilma Meneses as the secretary of DSHS, effective January 3, 2022. Jilma has served nearly 30 years in public service, most recently as the chief executive officer for Catholic […]
Month: October 2021
All Individual Providers (IP) must changeover to CDWA in 2021 and 2022 if they wish to continue being an IP.
How Individual Providers (IP) are employed and paid is changing. Consumer Direct Care Network Washington (CDWA) was selected by DSHS to be the Consumer Directed Employer (CDE). CDWA will be the new employer of IPs. All IPs must changeover to CDWA in 2021 and 2022 if they wish to continue being an IP. To learn […]
Washington state revenues up nearly $1 billion
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s economy is projected to have nearly $1 billion more than previously assumed through mid-2023. Updated numbers by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released Friday show that projected revenue collections for the 2021-2023 budget cycle are $927 million above what had been originally forecasted in June. And projections for […]
Your Input Is Needed! How should the Disability Innovation Fund be spent?
The Rehabilitation Services Administration recently released a summary of the utilization of vocational rehabilitation dollars in the Fiscal Year 2021: $299 Million was returned from states $122 Million was reallocated $178 Million to go into the Disability Innovation Fund* We know this past year has been challenging, and many states were unable to draw down their […]