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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…

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…

Admin Staff Spotlight with Patti Gravel

Our mission at the Department of Community and Human Services is to provide equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. At DCHS, we manage a range of programs and services to help King County’s most vulnerable residents while working to strengthen our communities. Now more than ever, our administrative…

Building a Foundation: The First Annual Report of the Affordable Housing Committee

Last year marked the launch of the Growth Management Planning Council’s Affordable Housing Committee (AHC or Committee). The Committee of 19 elected, nonprofit, and business leaders operates under the goal to strive to eliminate housing cost burden for households earning 80% area median income and below, with a priority for serving households at or below…

Hear From DCHS Staff on Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month and How They Empower Communities

Affinity Groups, also known as Employee Resource Groups (ERG), focus on protected categories of people as defined by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. These employee groups address racism and other forms of oppression to advance the County’s equity and social justice goals—enhancing the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic plan through their vital work.…