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2020 Paid Public Policy Fellowship

September 25, 2020Disability Rights Washington’s (DRW) public policy team is looking for two public policy fellows for the 2021 legislative session. Deadline to submit: September 30th at 5 PM.

Now Hiring: Office & Volunteer Manager

August 24, 2020Disability Rights Washington seeks an Office and Volunteer Manager to work remotely to begin. We are looking for support for our Office, our Board, Advisory Councils, and Committees. Learn more about this position here.

Breaking Through the Wall

August 12, 2020In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this summer, Reisha Abolofia, Director of DRW's Rights Investigation & Accountability Program, shared her perspective on the vital protections of the ADA, as well as the work that still needs to be done.

We lost a disability rights champion this month, on June 9, with the passing of Nathan Loose.

June 23, 2020Disability Rights Washington staff and volunteers knew Nathan as the chair of DRW’s Disability Advisory Committee and a member of our Board of Directors. Nathan was widely recognized as the state leader in advocacy for self-directed in-home care.

RIAP Welcomes New Investigator, Colleen!

June 17, 2020The Rights Investigation & Accountability Program is happy to welcome Colleen Caffrey as our newest Investigator!

Treatment Facilities Team Welcomes New Member

November 18, 2019The Treatment Facilities team is happy to welcome attorney Beth Leonard to our team!

About Us (DRW) – Video

November 12, 2019The following video describes Disability Rights Washington. It gives examples of what we do, where we started, and how we serve those with disabilities in Washington state.

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...

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...

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.