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Now Hiring: Legal Advocacy Director

November 9, 2023Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks a full-time Legal Advocacy Director to lead our legal program’s efforts, which range from power-building with communities to class action litigation. The Legal Advocacy Director reports to the Executive Director and serves on the executive leadership team. Learn more here!

Now Hiring: Investigator

August 29, 2023Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks an Investigator to uncover and stop possible financial exploitation and other forms of abuse. Learn more and apply today!

Breaking Barriers 2023: a Celebration of Disability Community

March 16, 2023Don't miss Breaking Barriers 2023: a Celebration of Disability Community on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 415 Westlake in Seattle, and virtually streaming. More information here!

Unique Executive Director Opportunity

March 10, 2023We are seeking: An Executive Director who will provide strategic leadership, budgetary and staff oversight, and administrative direction to the overall operations of our organization. We are searching for an applicant who is a fierce disability advocate with lived experience who leads with compassion, justice, accessibility, and strategic foresight. Learn more here!

Mark Stroh Retirement Announcement

March 10, 2023From Grace Wang, DRW Board Chair: On behalf of the Disability Rights Washington (DRW) Board, I’m writing to share that Executive Director Mark Stroh has announced his plans to retire this summer. We are so thankful for Mark’s 33 years of service to DRW and for his thoughtful, compassionate, and wise leadership. Read on.

Stop Blaming the Victim, Charleena Lyles Did Not Pull the Trigger

June 30, 2022“We stand by Mr. Lyles and the entire Lyles family when we say that individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis do not choose to die by suicide,” stated Darya Farivar, Disability Rights Washington Director of Public Policy, in attendance at the morning hearing. Read the full release here.

Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships

November 23, 2021Disability Rights Washington seeks a Director of Strategic Partnerships. This is a full-time exempt position. This is a senior leadership level position in a highly impactful innovative, well-established organization with a diversified financial position, a developing culture of philanthropy and growing development program.  Learn more and apply now!

Join DRW’s Development Committee: Make a difference, mobilize your community, and increase our impact.

February 25, 2021Do you want to advance disability rights? Are you a community connector? Looking for a way to work with others who are passionate about social justice? Eager to mobilize people toward a common goal?

DRW End of Year Fundraiser

December 16, 2020“After my first meeting with DRW, Ethan and Darya asked if I would be interested in voting on an AVU that is accessible to someone with my disabilities. Not only can I vote, but I can vote with the same dignity and privacy that any other citizen would have. It is important for people with disabilities to have access to vote because your vote is your voice..."

Announcing New Leadership (and new upcoming workshops!) at Rooted in Rights

November 9, 2020Managing Director Rachel Miyazaki and Creative Co-Directors Allexa Laycock and Clark Matthews share years of experience promoting and producing accessible disability rights stories by and for disabled folks and allies at RiR, and we are thrilled to take on new roles as we launch into the future of Rooted in Rights.

Welcome DRW’s New Public Policy Director, Darya Farivar!

November 5, 2020We are delighted to announce that Darya Farivar will be our new Public Policy Director, effective November 1! Many of you already know of Darya’s accomplishments as a key member of DRW’s Trueblood team. Two years ago, Darya helped secure passage of SB 5444 – the Trueblood bill – landmark legislation that is bringing reform to forensic mental health.

Please join us in wishing David Lord well in retirement.

November 2, 2020We wish David Lord well as he begins his retirement from full-time work at Disability Rights Washington. It is impossible to adequately express the gratitude we feel for the time we have been able to work alongside him every day.

DRW SAMHSA Public Forum

October 26, 2020On December 8, 2020 representatives from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) will virtually visit Disability Rights Washington, which has offices in Seattle, Olympia and Spokane.

DRW is seeking a Contract Legislative Consultant

October 8, 2020DRW is seeking a legislative consultant to help us maintain a positive presence in the legislature and help us further solidify our reputation as a reliable and trustworthy source of information. DRW supports several different constituent engagement groups, and the Legislative Consultant may be asked to engage with them.