We Must Not Forget | Advocacy Days Week 6

We Must Not Forget February 16th, 2024   900 unmarked graves. The thought alone is sobering and heartbreaking. These graves at Lakeland Village in Eastern Washington represent the silent stories of individuals with developmental disabilities that are lost to us. Found inside some of the decaying buildings at Lakeland Village were thousands of boxes of […]

Advocacy Days: Week 4 Update!

Happy Friday!   The legislative session has been fast and furious, and we find ourselves nearly halfway through. Wednesday marked the first cutoff, requiring bills to be out of their committee of origin by the end of the day, rendering them “dead” if not. However, bills in fiscal committees have until Monday the 5th to […]

Advocacy Days 2024: Week 2 Update!

Happy Friday!   Today marks the end of the second week of the legislative session, and it’s been a whirlwind of activity. We’ve successfully completed two Advocacy Days; The first was kicked off with a rousing speech by Representative Jamila Taylor, who leads the DD caucus.   (Image description: a picture of the Washington State […]

Affordable IDD Housing Wins Awards!

From the Developmental Disabilities Administration:   Our Accessible and Affordable Housing team worked closely with the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Housing Trust Fund, legislators, housing developers and advocates to expand affordable housing opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The HTF is a competitive loan and grant program through the Washington Department of […]