Community living

C.F. v. Lashway, No. 2:16-cv-01205-RSM, is a class action lawsuit filed in the Western District Court of Washington. Plaintiffs allege that DSHS and HCA do not have an adequate system for ensuring they receive necessary services in the most integrated setting appropriate for their needs. They...
Now through the end of 2016, consumer interviews about Personal Assistance Worker Skills are being conducted by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Community Living Policy Center. If you are you a person with a disability or someone who gets help with certain tasks at home, such as...
KING 5 news covers the story of the large number of people with developmental disabilities living in institutions. Since 2009, it has been a top priority of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division to achieve desegregation of people with developmental disabilities. Only a handful of states...
News
Disability Rights Washington (DRW) supports Michael Raymond’s courageous advocacy in sharing his story for KING 5’s Susannah Frame’s series, The Last of the Institutions, which aired Monday night. Raymond has been a long and outspoken advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.  
5/11/2015 You may be familiar with DisAbility Rights Galaxy, a project of Disability Rights Washington. On May 12, 2015 we changed the name to Rooted in Rights. View the transition video here:
DRW has monitored Washington State facilities serving people with developmental disabilities since the 1970s. As the designated protection and advocacy system for Washington State, federal law provides DRW authority to conduct unannounced visits, meet privately with residents, and review otherwise...
Employment supports should empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to meet others in the community, discover new potential, develop useful skills and acquire resources to be as independent as possible.
“Like an apple seed, a kid can grow if he doesn’t get put in a box,” said Phillip Smith, one of the 10 youth who filed T.R. et al. v. Quigley et al., a class action lawsuit calling for reform of Washington’s mental health system for children. Earlier today, Smith and other youth attended a Fairness...
Feature
Portrait of Lewis Carroll by Devon
These fourth-grade students released their art exhibit, which consists of student-drafted portraits and biographies of adults living with disabilities.

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