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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.

People First of Washington honors DRW staff

October 12, 2017Public Policy Director, David Lord and Developmental Disabilities Ombuds, Betty Schwieterman were recently honored at the People First of Washington Convention in Yakima, WA.

Tina Pinedo to Travel to Africa to Promote Use of Digital Communications in Disability Advocacy

January 5, 2017Tina Pinedo, DRW's Digital Communications Manager, will travel to Morocco and Tunisia as part of the 2017 Winter Professional Fellows Reverse Exchange Program.

DRW attorney Emily Cooper receives Governor’s Award

October 19, 2016Emily Cooper, DRW staff attorney, was awarded the Governor’s Trophy Award in Memory of Carolyn Blair Brown. It is reserved for a Washington resident with a disability who has significantly enhanced the empowerment of individuals with disabilities in the community and workforce.

DRW’S Spokane office opens with new staff member

September 28, 2015Reisha Abolofia ignited Disability Rights Washington’s presence in Spokane this week. Abolofia, an attorney and recent graduate of Gonzaga Law School, will serve as a policy analyst and researcher for DRW’s legal and systemic advocacy. She will also conduct outreach to the disability and social justice communities as she helps DRW define its Spokane office role.