Updated: Oct 20
Governor Inslee directed all state agencies to detail what they would reduce/eliminate to make a 15% cut to services. These cuts are not yet final, but could be when the Legislature returns in January. Click here to sign the petition!
Your legislators need to hear from you! You need them to know your personal story, how these catastrophic cuts to Developmental Disability Administration (DDA) services will affect you and your loved ones.
Here is what is proposed to be cut for developmental disability services:
Reduce the number of clients eligible for services by changing eligibility (affects THOUSANDS of clients);
Reduce capacity in Individual Individual & Family Services (IFS), Basic Plus, Core/Community Protection, and Children’s Intensive In-home Behavior Supports (CIIBS) waivers, don’t allow new placements;
Reduce respite hours for eligible clients.
Delay the increase in children’s enhanced respite beds and crisis stabilization for children.
Don’t expand enhanced discharge from state hospitals.
Don’t implement cross agency complex youth program (Youth with DD and mental health issues)
Stop meaningful day programs in residential for 300 clients
5% rate reduction for Individual and Group Supported employment, reduce county administration, reduce info and education funding;
3% reduction for in-home, adult family home, adult residential care, respite from forecast Oct 2020;
Stop additional rates and staffing to transition clients from acute care hospitals to community settings;
1.8% supported living rate increase from 2020 will not be implemented;
Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC):
Close Rainier but keep State Operated Living Alternatives (SOLA) to move residents into;
Fircrest: eliminate client wages, close 1 cottage, and reduce staff;
Lakeland Village: Consolidate 1 cottage, reduce staff, eliminate therapy services;
Yakima Valley: Consolidate 2 cottages, reduce staff.