Among those of us who care deeply for and about people with developmental disabilities, I hope to hear emerge a new voice, ours, rising together for the benefit of all, harmonizing with reason, respect and hope, and transcending divisions, giving birth to a new era of creative cooperation.

Toward this potential, DD EXCHANGE is for conversation, civil sounding off, sharing of stories, experience, information, resources, and inspiration, giving and receiving support, and creative problem solving.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


2010-2013 Services
For People with Developmental Disabilities
Children : Birth To 3 years

Letter from:
From: Campbell, Jane [mailto:Jane.Campbell@kingcounty.gov]
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 3:29 PM
Subject: Public Input to King County DDD 2010-2013 Plan

The King County Developmental Disabilities Division (KC DDD) has released the draft Plan for Developmental Disabilities Services for public review and comment at http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/DDD/plansAndPolicies/2010-2013DDPlan.aspx .

The plan covers the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013.

The plan covers
early intervention services provided for children ages birth to three who have a developmental delay or a developmental disability,

and also

those services and supports provided to individuals with a developmental disability
who are enrolled in the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Division of Developmental Disabilities who are living in the King County community.

King County invites and welcomes public comment on the proposed draft plan.

~ Written public comment will be received through close of business, Friday, April 30, 2010. A link is available on the DDD website so you can email your thoughts. (click on title of this article to open web page: find download of plan button + input button on right side of web page)

~ A public meeting to discuss the plan will be held by the King County Board for Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Washington State DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities
Region 4 Office,

1700 East Cherry Street,
2nd Floor Meeting Room,

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible.
Jane E. Campbell
Assistant Division Director
King County Developmental Disabilities Division
401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 520
Seattle, Washington 98104