The Rainier School was delighted to help put on the 2021 Buckley Community Tree Lighting. Despite the decidedly less than festive weather conditions, Rainier School volunteers braved the Saturday squall to help set up and maintain the tree lights alongside the surrounding merrymaking. …

The Special Commitment Center’s discharge team was commended during the Inspection of Care team visit for how quickly team members established their program.

An Inspection of Care team visit to the Special Commitment Center Oct. 4–8 resulted in a report highlighting improvements in morale and in the high acuity programming, in addition to praise for the center’s newly formed discharge program.

“You have the potential to be the model of what discharge planning…

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Contact: Lisa Pemberton, DSHS Media Relations, 360–902–7844

lisa.pemberton@dshs.wa.gov

Nearly 400 community organizations with projects that benefit people with developmental disabilities applied for the first round of funding from the Dan Thompson Memorial Developmental Disabilities Community Services Account. …

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