Washington State Allies in Advocacy (Allies) is an activist organization whose mission is to improve the lives of all people with developmental disabilities (DD). We are governed and staffed by people with DD. We advocate for policies and programs in all aspects of society that increase the power of people with DD to make the decisions to live the lives we choose, the ability to access all the resources available to everyone else, the opportunities to build wealth and have an equal say in our local, national and international communities.
We believe the concerns of people with DD are often the same as many others who are trying to break down social and community barriers. We are committed to building partnerships to fight for common concerns.
We believe all people with DD should be free from ableism and other forms of discrimination, be treated as equals not only in word but through the true exercise of power and have the same opportunities in our lives that are available to our neighbors.