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Advocacy Institute

April 17, 2019Attention High School students! The Institute is an intensive, week-long program this summer at DRW Spokane. It gives advocates an opportunity to further develop their advocacy skills. Learn more...

Coalition of Advocates Urging DDA to Reconsider Proposed Amendments to Medicaid Waivers

February 19, 2019DRW and a coalition of advocates are urging the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to reconsider the proposed amendments to the

Congratulations to DRW’s Todd Carlisle.

February 7, 2019Todd was a recipient of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association’s 2018  Distinguished Service Award  for his work as a co-founder the Pierce County Chapter of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children (LHHC).

Town Hall Events and Sponsorship Opportunities!

February 6, 2019Town Hall’s Civics series this spring features Disability Rights Washington. This series highlights everything from local policies to world politics. These events offer perspectives on a range of topics as diverse as Seattle itself—a bustling forum for activism, discovery, and thought-provoking discussion. Visit the sponsorship and event pages to learn more...

Apply now for DRW’s 2019 Summer Diversity Grant for Law Students ($8,000 for 10 weeks)!

December 20, 2018Are you interested in joining the movement to enforce the civil rights of people with disabilities who live in Washington

Thank You for Supporting Breaking Barriers 2018!

October 2, 2018Breaking Barriers was a resounding success with over 200 people joining Disability Rights Washington’s fight to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Washington. Learn more about the event here...

Now Hiring: Seeking Communications & CRM Coordinator

July 27, 2018DRW seeks a Communications & CRM Coordinator who has demonstrated ability with digital media and use of CRM software necessary to provide for the communications and community organizing needs of a nonprofit engaged in disability rights related systemic advocacy.

Breaking Barriers – DRW’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser

July 24, 2018Don't miss Disability Rights Washington's 3rd Annual Fundraiser, Breaking Barriers on Saturday September 29, 2018. More information HERE!

Announcing the 2018 Breaking Barriers Award Winners!

May 31, 2018Each year, Disability Rights Washington presents its Breaking Barriers Awards. These prestigious awards honor a business, an elected official or public servant, and an advocate with a disability for breaking barriers to advance the rights of and improve the lives of people with disabilities in Washington State.

Now Hiring: Rooted in Rights Program Director

April 10, 2018We are now seeking a passionate advocate for human rights to take on the role of Rooted in Rights Program Director (PD). The PD has a deep understanding of disability issues and a passion for advancing the rights of people with disabilities, including those who experience multiple marginalizations.

Now Hiring: Seeking Health Care Accesss Navigator

March 19, 2018DRW seeks a Health Care Access Navigator to serve youth and adults with autism, and their families, who are insured by Regence as well as other private and public insurers.

Welcome Rachel Miyazaki

January 22, 2018Rachel Miyazaki joined the Rooted in Rights team in December 2017 as their new Creative Production Assistant.

Welcome Arielle Inveen

January 12, 2018Arielle will be working with both Disability Rights Washington and the Office of Developmental Disabilities as the Developmental Disability Ombuds and Development Assistant.

Helen Gebreamlak joins AVID Program

November 30, 2017We are looking forward to Helen’s contributions to AVID’s advocacy of behalf of people with disabilities incarcerated in prisons and jails around the state.