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Developmental Disabilities Program: Events and Training

Mai Hensel, DD Program Specialist 

Counties are tasked to inform and/or educate the general public about developmental disabilities and related services. This includes:

  • Information and referral services;
  • Activities aimed at promoting public awareness and involvement;
  • Community consultation and capacity building ;
  • And organization activities.

Group Events for the Public
Depending on the availability of funding, Skagit County provides the public, families and self-advocates an array of workshops throughout the year.

Workshops provided in the past have included:

  • IEP’s and 504 plans overview
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Social Skill Development
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Futures Planning
  • Social Security Overview
  • Person Centered Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Guardianships, Trusts and Wills
  • Comprehensive Sexual Health
  • Transition in the IEP
  • System Navigation
  • Mental Wellness Topics (depression, anxiety)

Please contact the DD Program Specialist if you would like to be added to the confidential, electronic distribution list. The Program Specialist sends flyers to local and other events as scheduled.

DD Advisory Board Scholarship Program

Training stipends are available to parents and caregivers wishing to attend specific training within Washington State. The scholarship program is also available for clients and self advocates who wish to participate in community education classes.

This includes those courses offered at SVC or at private businesses. There is a client contribution requirement for this program. Scholarship Program Application | Word version

Local Programs
Skagit County also subcontracts with the following agencies to provide education and training, information and referral services.
Skagit County Parent to Parent
Skagit Parent Coalition