Funding and eligibility

DRW funding and eligibility

DRW provides free services to people with disabilities in Washington State who qualify under our federal mandates listed below.   For each federal mandate, there is accompanying federal grant funding. These grants have been established by US Congress to protect and advocate for the rights, safety and autonomy of people with disabilities.  DRW also receives funding from grants, foundations and individual and organizational donations.  

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Protection and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities (PADD)

See 42 U.S.C. § 15041-15045. 

See 45 C.F.R. § 1386.19-1386.25.

Protection and advocacy for individuals with mental illness (PAIMI)

See 42 U.S.C. § 10801-10851. 

See 42 C.F.R. § 51.1-51.46.

Protection and advocacy for individuals with traumatic brain injury (PATBI) 

See 42 U.S.C. § 300d-53.

Protection and advocacy for individual rights (PAIR)

See 29 U.S.C. § 794e.

See 34 C.F.R. § 381.1-381.33.

Protection and advocacy for assistive technology (PAAT)

See 29 U.S.C. § 3001-3007.

Protection and advcoacy for voting access (PAVA) 

See 42 U.S.C. § 15461-15462.

Protection and advocacy for beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) 

See 42 U.S.C. § 1320b-21.