Join us at the 2021 King County School-to-Work Virtual Transition Fair

You Are Invited! The 14th Annual King County School-to-Work Transition Fair, sponsored by the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division (DDECSD), is a chance for students with disabilities and their families to get info and resources about life after school! The virtual fair goes through May 31st, 2021, and includes helpful resources, educational videos,…

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Creating Accessible Virtual Meetings, Part 2: Meeting Participation

Written in partnership with Elizabeth Ralston, MPH, Consultant This is part 2 of the series we began with tips for marketing and planning logistics for accessible virtual meetings. In light of October's Disability Awareness Month and the continuing needs of the community, we are sharing these resources to encourage folks to be more inclusive in…

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Join DDECSD at their 31st Annual Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum

King County’s annual Developmental Disabilities Legislative Forum, hosted by the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports (DDECSD), is marking its 31st year!   Join us on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. for this community conversation.   On this special evening we’ll hear stories from community members and present King County’s related legislative…

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Creating Accessible Virtual Meetings: Logistics and Marketing Tips – Part 1

Written in partnership with Elizabeth Ralston, MPH, Consultant This is a 2-part series offering tips for hosting accessible virtual meetings. In light of Disability Awareness Month, we are sharing these resources to encourage folks to be more inclusive in their meetings every month of the year! October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and an…

October is Disability Awareness Month

Recognizing 2020 Disability Awareness Month

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Lilia Cabello Drain on KC Employees blog This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990 by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. Every October we celebrate the many contributions that people with disabilities make to our community and workforce here…

­ Commitment to people with disabilities and Employment First

This blog was originally posted on Employee News By Richard WilsonDevelopmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division People with disabilities face long standing barriers obtaining competitive employment. Recent pre-COVID-19 data shows the overall jobless rate for people with disabilities at two times that of people without disabilities, and if you experience a developmental disability, the rate…