We want to hear from you!


If you are a high-school aged student receiving transition services, or if you know or work with such a student, you can complete DRW's survey. DRW is collecting information to get a better sense of what transition services are like across Washington. All answers are confidential.

It's time to prioritize again


Each year at this time Disability Rights Washington (DRW) prepares to set its priorities for the coming year.

We talk to stakeholders at a range of meetings.  We use an online survey to solicit ideas and comment on proposed priorities.  We go to conferences, where people with disabilities and their families are assembled, to solicit their opinions. We ask our staff, who have been answering our phones, about issues they have been hearing.  We consult with DRW advisory councils as to what they think would be the best use of our limited resources. 

'Seniors for Sale' continues: New story highlights abuse and neglect in Washington's adult family homes


Investigative journalist Michael J. Berens released another in a series of Seattle Times' articles outlining abuse and neglect in adult family homes, as DRW continues to meet with the Department of Social and Health Services' Secretary Susan Dreyfus to address concerns.  To read these articles, the response from Secretary Dreyfus, and for more information on DRW's work with the state to address abuse and neglect, see the following links.

Settlement scrutinizes developmental disability employment systems


County employment systems' needs assessments, oversight, accountability, due process, and access to providers are under scrutiny for those with developmental disabilities on state home and community-based service waivers. DRW and Columbia Legal Services (CLS) will continue monitoring and working with the Division of Developmental Disabilities to make improvements in these areas, with this court-approved settlement.