Promoting equitable employment for people with disabilities through innovation, training and technical assistance.

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DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration is proud to announce the Community Summit 2023. More information and registration at

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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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Diversity and Inclusion in King County, Washington

Dale Verstegen talks with Karla Lynch of the King County Department of Community and Human Services and Cesilee Coulson and Chisa O’Quinn from WISE about diversity and inclusion in employment services and how to elicit input from people across cultural barriers....

PROCEED UNTIL APPREHENDED: WISE’S Innovative Thinking on Supported Employment in the Midst of a Crisis

Serena Lowe, TASH’s interim Executive Director, talks with Cesilee Coulson, the Executive Director of WISE, the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment. They have the sort of conversation you might expect from two people with such depth of experience in...

The Shining Beautiful Series Podcast

Executive Director of Wise, Cesilee Coulson, speaks with Katherine Carol about leading with humility on The Shining Beautiful Series Podcast. Click the image to open the podcast in a separate tab!
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