Securing accommodations, support, and services needed for meaningful community living

The Community Inclusion and Services Program advocates for the provision of accommodations, services, treatment, and technology necessary to support the choices of people with disabilities to safely and meaningfully participate as equal citizens in any social, economic, or political aspect of community life.

Program Updates

Amicus (“Friend of the Court”) Brief about Court Accommodations for People with Disabilities

February 16, 2018The Washington State Court of Appeals has accepted Disability Rights Washington’s amicus brief regarding the rights of people with disabilities to courtroom accommodations.

Call for Input: Sterilization orders are not supposed to be easy

December 1, 2017The forms are relatively short, requiring “yes” or “no” responses, with some short questions. This can transform what should be a very careful and deliberate process into a routine, easy matter.

Questions of Discrimination: WSBA can no longer discriminate against applicants with mental health disabilities after rule change

September 1, 2016Disability Rights Washington and many other individuals and organizations across Washington and the country think it is wrong to question a lawyer's "fitness" simply because she or he has a mental health disability.
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