Health care

Disability advocates are voicing opposition to a new policy brief, distributed by the House Republican Leadership last month, which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid-funded services for people with disabilities.
This bill proposes training for all entry-level long-term care workers, so they can identify hearing loss in the people they work with, and help individuals seek assistance for hearing loss.
In a recent New Zealand television news report, a mother explained why she elected to have her daughter Charley Hooper kept permanently childlike through the administration of high doses of hormones to keep her small and removal of her uterus and breasts to prevent sexual development. The very...
DRW received multiple calls from families with children who had received extensive cuts to medicaid-funded personal care. Hours were reduced based on the presumption that needs were met informally whenever a child lives with a parent. DRW took on the case of Samantha A., a teenager with Down...
People who use American Sign Language (ASL) are experiencing barriers to accessing public benefits and publicly-funded services. All eligible people with disabilities should be able to access public benefits and publicly-funded services. DRW has experience working with Washington State agencies to...

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