2019 Legislative Notebook

A summary of policy & budget issues, data charts and reports for the 2019 legislative session

Issue Pages (download PDF file)

  • Supported Living: A System in Crisis
  • Parent to Parent (P2P)
  • Full Inclusion in Community, Not Institutions
  • Supported Decision-making
  • Homelessness for People with I/DD
  • Plastic Straws—Should They Be Banned?
  • Wrongful Death
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Special education funding
  • Fix for Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities
  • Foster care access to DD-specific long-term supports
  • ECEAP investment
  • Language Access in Special Education
  • Housing Trust Fund DD Set-aside








RHCs and SOLAs:


Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Budget Requests:

Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC):

State Operated Living Alternatives (SOLA):

Community Services:

DDA Administration:


Report Summaries

Fircrest Master Plan—Phase III
No Excuses

No More Ecuses

CMS Statewide Transition Plan
National Autism Indicators Report
Office of the Education Ombuds Annual Report
McCleary: Plaintiff/Respondent’s 2017 Post-budget Filing
McCleary: Amicus Brief—Advocate groups for children with disabilities
Media Coverage of Law Enforcement Use of Force & Disability
DDA Satisfaction Survey
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of People with Intellectual Disabilities
60% of family caregivers provide more than 40 hours of support per week
Toxic Free Future
Developmental Disabilities Ombuds Report
Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

DD 101

2019 Advocacy Days