Self-Determination

Disability Rights Tennessee, working with five other advocacy groups, released a new white paper March 21, about supported decision-making, for people with disabilities in need of assistance, but capable of making their own choices.
Get ready to pack your bags and travel to Hawai'i in October for "Sustainability," the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. This year's conference is scheduled for October 9-11, 2017.
This bill allows the Office of Public Guardianship (OPG) to provide options that are less restrictive than guardianship to its clients. The OPG serves people who are poor, have significant limitations on their capacity to make decisions and have no family or others who can assist. Less restrictive...
Sometimes guardians try to restrict or control the relationships that a person with a disability has. This bill would make that more difficult.  It also requires the Office of Public Guardianship to work with the Long-Term Care Ombuds to develop and offer training for the legal community and people...
The State of Washington recognizes the importance of educating youth about disability history through its enactment of a state law establishing October as Disability History Awareness Month. This Act requires each public school to conduct or promote educational activities that provide instruction,...
The Alliance to End Sexual Violence in Long Term Care supports advocates who work with long-term care resident survivors of sexual violence. The project is a collaboration between Disability Rights Washington, the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, and the Washington State Long-Term...
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SPOKANE – A settlement agreement has been reached that will lead to important reforms forpatients found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) and sent to the state hospitals fortreatment. “This settlement should provide significant benefits to both patients and staff at our statepsychiatric...
Self-Advocacy
The Allies in Advocacy Task Force attended the Claiming Full Citizenship: Self Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding 2015 International Conference
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Image from DDA Guideline Meeting Minutes Presentation
Washington State’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has gathered a constituent stakeholder group to look at the Residential Service Guidelines and the County Guidelines and develop recommendations for the DDA management team. The working group is to provide a draft set of...

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