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..."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 17, 2020The Rights Investigation & Accountability Program is happy to welcome Colleen Caffrey as our newest Investigator!
November 18, 2019The Treatment Facilities team is happy to welcome attorney Beth Leonard to our team!
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.
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...
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).