Annual Legislative Forum
Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division
The King County Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum is an opportunity to educate elected officials on issues that are important to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) or delays and their families, friends, and supporters. This is done through sharing King County's I/DD legislative priorities, and also by having our community members share their personal stories as they relate to the priorities.
We invite you to watch the forum recording here:
For More Information
Contact Jenna Wolfstone
King County's Developmental Disabilities Legislative Priorities for 2023
King County asks the Legislature to prioritize advancing equity in resource access and service delivery, and honoring community voices by taking the following actions in 2023:
Increase funding for services that are linguistically accessible and culturally relevant. Learn More
Fund the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Employment and Day Rate Study recommendations. Learn More
Improve access and eliminate barriers to quality supports and services for families with young children (0-5) with delays and disabilities. Learn More
Fund services for students leaving high school. Learn More
Invest in the Housing Trust Fund and other revenue sources to support community-based housing solutions. Learn More
Invest in I/DD behavioral health supports. Learn More
Learn more about this year's legislative priorities and download a summary now! In-depth documents linked above are available in alternate languages upon request.