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DRW updates
DRW attorney Zach Burr reviews the intent and design of the preadmission screening and resident review (PASSR), with important rights this tool protects, for those who reside in nursing homes.
News
Kids' Mental Health Lawsuit Interim agreement reached in Kids' MH litigation March 7, 2012 Thirteen months of negotiation with the State yields a collaborative agreement to suspend litigation and build a framework of mental health system reform for children and youth on Medicaid.
FAQ
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Is this a settlement agreement? This is not a settlement agreement and does not resolve any of the claims brought in the lawsuit.  However, it is a collaborative and important first step to reform Washington’s mental health system for kids. This is an interim agreement between the parties who...
Opinion/Editorial
A DRW court victory this summer, in the ongoing monitoring of Marr v. Eastern State Hospital, reminds us that dire dollars are not the only way to make a difference, when providing services for people with disabilities.
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The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) recently completed an audit of the Division of Developmental Disabilities' Employment and Day Services. See a presentation of the report. Read the report.
Opinion/Editorial
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Guest columnist Craig Sicilia cites useful strategies uncovered by traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors. According to Sicilia, the right networks and support groups save lives.
DRW updates
For Washingtonians on home and community-based service waivers through the Division of Developmental Disabilities, DRW and CLS will be conducting a review of supported living services as part of its Boyle monitoring efforts. DRW is also developing other employment related projects outside of the...
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Jeanne Dise-Lewis, associate professor at the University of Colorado's School of Medicine, brings nationally-renowned BrainSTARS to Yakima this summer. BrainSTARS is a technical assistance program for educators of students with acquired brain injuries. Dise-Lewis will present at the North Central...
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National public radio recently unveiled its investigative report on veterans with brain injuries, unable to access needed services.  To read or listen to the NPR series and the Army's response, click on the stories below:
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DRW, CLS work with Division of Developmental Disabilities to resolve concerns.  Over the last few years, Disability Rights Washington (DRW) and Columbia Legal Services (CLS) have monitored implementation of the Boyle v. Dreyfus order and settlement agreement.

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