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Informing Families Fact Sheets (aka Bulletins)

Our one page fact sheets (formerly called Bulletins) provide trusted information about services, supports and resources for individuals and families. Topics range from IEP preparation, life after high school, navigating relationships, positive behavior support, understanding the service system, and issues for those with a dual diagnosis of develpmental disability and mental illness.

If you have an idea for a topic you think would be helpful to families, please let us know. We'd love to hear from you.

Click a link below to find the year with topic most helpful to you:

2015 Bulletin Topics:

  • Guardianship Duties: Keeping Good Records
  • Earned Income Tax Credit: What’s in it for YOU?
  • New App Makes Planning Easy
  • What's the Difference?
  • Promoting Inclusion: A Call for Micro-Grants
  • Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe)
  • Health Insurance Premium Reimbursements
  • Building Blocks of Success: Social Emotional Learning

2014 Bulletin Topics:

  • Changes Ahead for Individual & Family Services
  • Tools for Inclusion: Transit Training
  • Changes Ahead for Personal Care: Community First Choice
  • Changes Ahead for Services
  • Options for Children with Intensive Behavioral Support Needs
  • Alternatives to Guardianship: Supported Decision-Making Options
  • Resources for Children with I/DD and Mental Illness
  • Healthy Relationships Series (Part 3): The Teen Years and Beyond
  • Mental Health Series: Access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Healthy Relationships: The Middle School Years
  • The What, Where, and How of Mental Health Evaluations
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Defining Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Accessing Mental Health Services in Washington State
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • The Long and Short of Employment Services
  • Post-Secondary Education and Vocational Training

2013 Bulletin Topics:

  • DDA Eligibility Flow Chart
  • Transition Planning Checklist
  • Transition Planning 101
  • Assistive Technology
  • High School Skills Centers
  • Community Resources Toolkit
  • Who, What, Where and How of Emergency Services
  • Reasons to Apply for DDA Services
  • Help with Medical Debt
  • DDA's Home and Community Based Services Waivers

2013 Bulletin Topics:

  • DDA Services
  • The Road to Independence: Transitions for Children Ages 8-10
  • Ready...Set...Know: Frequently Asked Questions - SSI Medicaid Move
  • Ready..Set...Know: What to Expect and How to Respond to Changes in Medicaid
  • Ready...Set...Know: Tips for Choosing a Healthy Options Managed Care Plan
  • Where to Turn, What To Do: Preparing for Life after School - Part Two
  • Where to Turn, What To Do: Preparing for Life after School - Part One
  • Supporting and Celebrating Siblings
  • Tips for Life's Transitions: Navigating the Transition from Birth to Three to the K-12 Education System