DRW weighs in on developmental disability system audit results

Andrea Kadlec
Director of Community Relations

An audit, this summer, of the Developmental Disabilities Administration, compared state services against those offered nationally to gauge effectiveness of services and look for improvements.  The report highlighted, among other concerns, limited availability of services and lack of provider oversight.  Report recommendations included expansion of community crisis stabilization, emergency respite and waitlist reduction.  

DRW shared many of the same concerns as the Washington State Auditor and stressed the pressing need to protect adults receiving DDA services from abuse and neglect.   

Read the audit report 

Read the Seattle Times Editorial 

Read DRW’s position paper in response to the audit 

Read Too Little Too Late 

See Aging and Long Term Support Administrations proposed plan to protect vulnerable adults 

Freedom from abuse and neglect