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DRW worked with the Washington Department of Corrections to remove self-harm violations.  Beginning July 4, 2014, the Washington State Department of Corrections will no longer discipline incarcerated...
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...
For the first time, Disability Rights Washington has turned their video documentary focus on themselves. In this video, staff, board and council members of DRW explain what they do, where DRW started...
Update: our first GiveBIG was a huge success! Through the GiveBIG fundraiser and a separate fundraiser we held in the same week, DRW was able to raise $12,585.00 in one week! The Seattle Foundation...
“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...
November 1, 2013 At the beginning of 2013, state officials and disability advocates began developing recommendations to improve the state's abuse response system.  Their report, released this October...
Come learn about T.R. v. Dreyfus Proposed Settlement, a class action lawsuit regarding Medicaid-funded mental health care for youth.More information on the kids' community-based mental health here.
Disability Rights Washington is open for new service requests. DRW's recent edition of Envoy reported that due to the federal shutdown DRW was unable to respond to new requests for services except in...
October 15, 2013 The National Disability Rights Network released All Aboard (except people with disabilities), which examines accessibility violations of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation,...
A December fairness hearing will allow individuals who will be affected by the Kids' Community-based Mental Health lawsuit to give feedback to the Court.  A proposed final settlement, agreed upon by...
October 5, 2013  The Heath Care Authority (HCA) and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) of Washington are hosting two events, to collect feedback from the public on the state's mental...
October 4, 2013 According to Huffington Post this week, 200 people with disabilities took banners and megaphones to the U.S. House of Representatives Building, with a message for House Spekaer John...