This guide provides information about the rights of patients who are at the adult psychiatric hospitals (Western State Hospital (WSH) and Eastern State Hospital (ESH)) run by the State of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) following a finding of “not guilty by reason of insanity” (NGRI).
This guide provides information about the rights of inmates to access prescription medication while in Washington State jails. The AVID Jail Project hopes this guide will help inmates and their advocates better understand and exercise their rights.
This guide, produced by the Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Program, provides information about the rights of people to access psychiatric medication while incarcerated in King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) and the Regional Justice Center Detention Facility (RJC).
This guide provides information about how inmates may use the grievance process at King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) and the Regional Justice Center Detention Facility (RJC).
This guide provides general suggestions for how inmates may use the grievance process in Washington State jails. The AVID Jail Project hopes this guide will help inmates and their advocates better understand and exercise their rights.
Advocacy Strategies – Building a Community Plan is a booklet filled with tools for strengthening advocacy efforts. With worksheets and
DRW and partners built the Alliance to End Sexual Violence in Long-Term Care to advocate for and promote the effective support of survivors of sexual assault who have disabilities and live in long term care environments.
Together, the collective wisdom, experience and thoughtful shared‐learning approach of DRW, WCSAP and LTCOP charted a new path to confront violence against people in long-term care settings.
Read all about the do's and don'ts of assisting a person with a disability to vote in Washington.
This publication provides a definition of assistive technology, a brief overview of basic special education requirements related to assistive technology
Learn more about the AVID Program, including our mission, who we serve, and what services we provide.
Several laws protect people with disabilities who work in Washington State from discrimination. This publication explains many of these laws and provides information about actions a person may take if they believe workplace discrimination has occurred.
This document discusses 1) common issues related to guardianships and the law that addresses each of these issues, 2) the court’s authority and a person’s rights with respect to modifying or terminating a guardianship, and 3) some practical tips for individuals who support people with guardians.
This publication is for adult SSA beneficiaries and explains how a beneficiary can ask SSA to change or remove a representative payee and how a beneficiary can report a representative payee for misuse of funds.
Learn about the different ways a person can file a complaint against an individual health care provider or a health care facility in Washington state.
Explore ways a person may file a disability discrimination complaint against Child Protective Services (CPS).
Learn about the procedures to use under Washington State Law to modify, terminate or complain about a guardianship.
Develop your decision making ability.
This booklet provides information about the rights of patients who are at the adult psychiatric hospitals run by the State of Washington: Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital.
Portrait of the Whole Person is a curriculum for elementary school students designed to teach students how disability rights fit into the broader civil rights movement, to perceive disability as a reflection of societal views of differences, and to treat people with disabilities with respect and dignity.
This guide provides information about reentry resources in King County. The AVID Jail Project hopes this guide will help current inmates with disabilities plan for their release and former inmates with disabilities access reentry resources in the community.
Explore the various advocacy options available if a person disagrees with a decision made by the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).
This guide, produced by the Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Jail Project, provides information about resources available to inmates before they are released from jail. The AVID Jail Project hopes this guide will help current inmates with disabilities identify organizations and agencies they can contact to address concerns about jail conditions or other issues arising during their incarceration.
Tips for how to get the most out of meetings.
A list of organizations providing information, dispute resolution, legal and other services to people with disabilities who use public special education services.
This guide provides information about the Grievance Program for individuals in the custody and under the supervision of the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC). It is intended to be a reference tool for writing grievances. The information in this guide is based on DOC’s Grievance Program Manual and cites to relevant sections within the Manual.
Learn about transferring special education rights from parents to students in Washington.
An explanation of the importance of Personal Assistance Services (PAS) to independent living.
This resource is to help advocates stay true to their focus of upholding the rights of residents in the wake of sexual violence. When long-term care facilities provide welcoming and respectful environments it, in turn, promotes the autonomy, independence and empowerment of each resident.
Learn how to get, work with, and resolve conflicts with a public defender.