Freedom from abuse and neglect

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Guest columnist recognizes state disability history law and the need to educate advocates of eugenics today. A formal apology from Washington State is requested for forced sterilization practices.
DRW updates
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds abuse and neglect of troubled youth leads to injury and death. Find out more about the report, and DRW's change to investigate abuse and neglect against people with disabilities.
DRW updates
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The following presentation is a followup to "the Ashley Treatment," for which DRW released its investigative report in May 2007. For more information, go to Ashley Treatment Investigation.  DRW did not organize the following forum, but advocates and the public are welcome to attend.  
The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), the Deparment of Health (DOH), and the Attorney General's office recently met with Disability Rights Washington (DRW) and representatives from People First of Washington, Self-Advocates of Washington, Self-Advocates in Leadership, the...
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Disability Rights Washington, the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Abused Deaf Women's Services, and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence have formed a coalition to improve domestic violence and sexual assault services for people with disabilities. The name of...