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DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration is proud to announce the Community Summit 2023

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DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration is proud to announce Community Summit 2023. The Community Summit continues a long tradition of conferences that have focused on expanding access to supported employment, supported living, and assistive technology. Launched in 2013, the Community Summit was conceived of to continue the work of transforming systems and building inclusive communities where people can live the life they want for themselves. Standing on the shoulders of the work that has gone before, the Community Summit looks forward to another decade of hosting these vital conversations.

Please join us as we return to an in-person & hybrid conference!
Wenatchee Convention Center
Wenatchee, Washington June 13– 15, 2023

Planning is underway! More information will be coming soon. To stay up to date and connected to our Summit team, please visit us at the Community Summit Facebook Page and website.

If you have questions about Community Summit 2023 or want to know how you can be involved, please contact Community Summit coordinators:

Ron Bryan at [email protected]

Monica Zumach at [email protected]

Who We Serve

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Connecting employers and employees in a supported environment. 


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Employment Agencies

Businesses and employees co-create around the abilities available in a supported environment.

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Job Candidates

Wise offers consultation to people who are seeking/maintaining employment, but need assistance to move beyond a specific barrier.

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Government Partners

By partnering with government agencies we enhance the environment of supported employment.

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