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Advocates For People With Developmental Disabilities

Only with your help
can we ensure that people
with developmental disabilities
have access to a full continuum of care

Action DD is the only disabilities advocacy licensed in Washington state that receives no government money. Therefore, we are free to represent the best interests of people with developmental disabilities.  Action DD leaders and volunteers receive no compensation. Your donation is need to continue this work.

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WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014
WHERE:  Rainier School
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Woodbridge Developmental Center New Jersey to close in January with tragic results.
October 20, 2014
Paul Strand

Another facility closes and more innocent people are harmed. This trend has to be stopped.  Closing such facilities leaves those who need the closet care at the mercy of what ever the community can provide, which is often not good enough or a shameful disaster.
      Linda J. Akerman of Lakewood New Jersey writes, "Most of the Woodridge residents have already moved and some are not adjusting well to the change. People have fallen and broken limbs, some cry constantly and others who do not quite understand, have acted out and were moved to psychiatric facilities. Our hearts go out to those individuals and to their parents and families who are unable to travel to see their loved ones due to long distance placement or poor health."
      Only by the banding together of families and friends can we defeat the trend to close these homes. Visit VOR to see what you can do to help.   


Why isn’t there more respite care??

Why must people linger on waiting lists?

Why are people turned away?

Why must there be an age limit at our RHCs?

A biased audit and Action DD's response.  Click here

From Our President
April 19, 2014


Congress hears the facts about deinstitutionalization.
VOR's David Heart tells congress, "No federal agency should define 'choice' so narrowly and illegally as to disenfranchise the most vulnerable segment of our disabled population." Read it all hear.

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Speaker of the House Frank Chopp told us, “We need a full continuum of services for people with developmental       disabilities.”

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