Mission: Empowering individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Programs: Information and education. Agency provides information/referral and case management services for individuals who experience a developmental disability and their families. Agency hosts informational meetings and disseminates information on topics of interest to individuals who experience a developmental disabilityand their families. Agency publishes and distributes a comprehensive resource guide of services and support available in pierce county, washington available for individuals with developmental disabilities. Agency produces a newsletter four times per year and hosts a website with relevant information and news of importance to individuals who experience a developmental disability and their families.
home ownership. Down payment assistance is given to qualified individuals and families with members who have disabilities and are low income in order to obtain home ownership. Pre-purchase counseling and home ownership classes are provided to those who are interested in receiving down payment assistance through the program.
Requested help in parent advocacy with my problems within DDA/IPone: Heed Caution when requesting Advocacy support, I had two phone conversations and an in office appointment. The advocate could not find her notes, after her search, that was unsuccessful, It was suggested to me by the PC2 advocate to "go down to DDA's waiting room stomp up and down yelling "I need help-I need help" ... when I said that I felt this was inappropriate and I'm not crazy- the advocate said "well I didn't want to call you stupid, what do you want me to do?" An unfortunate waste of time.