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Now Hiring: Impact Litigation Attorney

August 24, 2021Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks to fill an attorney position in our Community Inclusion and Services program. Learn more about this position and apply today!

Now Hiring: Investigator

August 23, 2021Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks an Investigator to uncover and stop possible financial exploitation and other forms of abuse. Learn more and apply today!

Now Hiring: Advocate – Developmental Disabilities Ombuds – Nonprofit – Seattle

July 28, 2021The Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds program seeks a passionate advocate to lead the Seattle Regional Office. The Regional DD Ombuds works with a statewide team to deliver ombuds services directly to people with developmental disabilities.

DRW Operations Director

June 25, 2021Disability Rights Washington is hiring an Operations Director. This is a chance for the right candidate to be a key member of a social justice non-profit organization. Apply for or share this position 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.

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.

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.