Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
DDA assists individuals with developmental disabilities (and other qualifying disabilities) and their families to obtain services and supports based on individual preference, capabilities and needs, and which promote everyday activities, routines and relationships common to most citizens. One of the services DDA supports is employment.
ENSO provides employment services to individuals with DDA cases through contracts with the county governments where the person resides. Currently, ENSO has contracts to provide services in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.
We offer to all our customers and referrals an in-depth orientation and on-going support to understand and navigate the complex nature of the state, county and federal systems. Our staff will walk you through the application process or assist with finding you the appropriate agency.
Employment Systems Navigation
This is the first step of the employment search for many as it helps identify your interests, build skills, identify obstacles and ways around them, and develop employment plans with goals, objectives and strategies.
Person-Centered Plans help everyone understand what is possible in the search for employment and make decisions based on your interests, skills and abilities. This is a plan for employment that is by you, for you and about you.
You may start with a volunteer job as a way to learn and practice work skills which will help you ease into paid work in the community.
This is the process of finding the job that is right for you, whether it's an existing or carved position. We will help you network, target employers, build relationships with potential employers, and support through the interview process.
This is an intensive one-on-one training for the individual, coworkers, and supervisors that is continuously changing based on the needs of the individual and the employer. You will have long-term support while able to work as independently as you can and want.