Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board seeks input for comprehensive plan

The five-year Plan provides an overview of programs and initiatives that can significantly benefit Clark County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities

VANCOUVER – The Clark County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board (DDAB) is seeking community input for its five-year comprehensive plan.

The DDAB is currently prioritizing services for inclusion in the updated five-year comprehensive plan. The DDAB values community members’ opinions, experiences and history.

The Developmental Disabilities Comprehensive Five-Year Plan provides an overview of programs and initiatives that can significantly benefit Clark County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It emphasizes efforts that enable people with developmental disabilities to be life-long vital, productive members of society.

The DDAB’s response to the plan depends on an accurate understanding of the strengths, needs, issues and trends related to people with IDD and their families. The plan summarizes pertinent information and explains the increasing demand for services and supports that can help people live as independently and fully as possible.

This year the DDAB is more committed than ever to seek as much feedback as possible. Members  are especially interested in the intersectional perspectives from people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and family members and who are also from black, indigenous, people of color and people of other groups (e.g. LGBTQIA+). 

Community input is valuable, and residents are invited to have their voice heard by taking part in the survey at https://clark.wa.gov/community-services/developmental-disabilities.

The survey will be available online through 5 p.m. Wed., June 30.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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