The mission of the Chelan-Douglas Developmental Disabilities Program is to assure children and adults with developmental disabilities receive individualized services and supports which assist them to:
- Maintain or increase their level of independence
- Achieve their personal goals
- Create and support opportunities for people with disabilities and other community citizens to come together and share common experiences
Integrated, employment is one of the fundamental factors in creating such community opportunities.
The following are the basic interdependent benefits of quality living that form the core of the County Guidelines in Washington State for individuals with Developmental Disabilities.
- Competence - Learning to do things on our own or be supported to do things for our self.
- Health and Safety - Feeling safe and secure, and being healthy.
- Integration - Being a part of our community, through active involvement. This means doing things we enjoy as well as new and interesting things.
- Power and Choice - Making our own choices and directing our own lives.
- Relationships - Having people in our lives whom we love and care about and who love and care about us.
- Status/Contribution - Feeling good about ourselves and having other recognize us for what we contribute to others and our community.
The importance of these basic benefits of community life is not unique to people with developmental disabilities nor are they unique to residential services. They're important to all of us in all phases of our lives.
Requests for Qualification (RFQ)
Chelan Douglas Developmental Disabilities open enrollment RFQ packet for Individual Employment Services, Group Supported Employment Services and Community Inclusion Services. Any questions or inquiry's about RFQ please contact Tamara Burns via email.