Vadis job booth

Transition Fairs provide connection and opportunity for youth with developmental disabilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pWHwFMrm8 This blog post was originally posted on KCEmployees.com School-to-Work Program The King County School-to-Work Program provides students with developmental disabilities the resources to plan a bright future after high school. The program is currently planning its 13th annual Transition Resource Fairs: two one-day conferences attended by families, teachers, local agencies, and potential employers intended to help students with…

Adult workers with disabilities

Celebrating Disability Awareness Month

In King County, we celebrate National Disability Awareness Month in October to honor the many positive contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. This is a time to educate ourselves and each other about the issues that our valued coworkers still face. We need to bring this much-needed awareness to our workplace—ever-striving for progress by…

Developmental Screening for All: Leading with Equity

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. This is the second post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” You can read the first post HERE. For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to…

Investments in Housing Stability: 2018 VSHSL Annual Report

Last year marked the launch of King County’s six-year Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL). The renewed and expanded levy builds on the success of the 2006-2017 Veterans and Human Services Levy and expands to include for the first-time dedicated funding for seniors and their caregivers. VSHSL features far-reaching investments in housing and increases…

YouthSource graduate and family

Welcome to Cultivating Connections

The Department of Community and Human Services serves King County residents through an incredible network of providers and communities. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce our blog as a way to better connect our network. We’ll share information about the incredible work that teams of County and Provider staff do every day to support,…

Developmental Screening for All: A Strength-Based Approach

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and connection to services in King County. We are so excited to now share back…