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Developmental Disabilities Program:
Advisory Board

Mai Hensel, DD Program Specialist
maih@co.skagit.wa.us 
360-416-1510

Purpose: 
The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board is convened to assist the county in planning County-funded programs and to help determine needs in the community that should be addressed.  The Board also provides outreach in Skagit County for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Vision: 
The Skagit County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board envisions a future in which Skagit County has a clear, compassionate, accessible service system that is committed to community acceptance, well-being, independence and inclusion of all individuals with developmental disabilities.

Anyone is welcome to attend the DD Advisory Board meetings.  You may also send comments to the DD County Coordinator to have read at a meeting if you are unable to attend.

Mission:
Our mission is to promote prosperity and community inclusion through advocacy.  Our visible presence in the community promotes Pride, Hope, Independence, and Respect for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Board Members

Bryan Baker Self-Advocate
Melanie Corey Housing Authority of Skagit County
Jennifer Sass-Walton Department of Public Health and Community Services
Marguerite Senger Primerica Financial
Peter Wold CARE Center, Skagit Valley Hospital
Susan Libby Skagit Transit
Cynthia Hubert     Advocate, former SPARC and P2P staff member

Meeting Times

The Developmental Disabilities Board meets every second Tuesday of the month at 12:00 Noon. Meetings are held at at the DDA Training room at 900 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA and are open to the public.

If you have interest serving on the Advisory Board or a committee—please contact the County Coordinator.



Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board Scholarship
The Skagit County DD Advisory Board allocates funds annually to help support qualified individuals with developmental disabilities meet goals for employment or community inclusion.  Availability of the DD Advisory Board scholarship throughout the year is dependent upon annual funding allocations.  

For residents of Skagit County, the scholarship can fund activities such as:

  • Stipends to workshops or training events
  • Costs for material fees to participate in the class or activity
  • Registration fees for activities or classes that the general community enjoys
  • Costs to remove barriers so that you can participate in community activities or classes, including assistive technology to improve communication deficits

More information, instructions and application [Pdf] | Word version