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2018 Patient Rights at Washington State Hospitals

DRW's Treatment Facilities program has updated its publication, "Patient Rights at Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital." This booklet provides information about the rights of both civil patients and forensic patients who are at the adult psychiatric hospitals run by the State of Washington: Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital.

A Guide to Accessing Medication for Inmates in Washington State jails

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.

A Guide to Accessing Psychiatric Medications for Inmates at King County Correctional Facility and Regional Justice Center

This guide, produced by the Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Jail Project, provides information about the rights of inmates to access psychiataric medication while in King County Correction Facility (KCCF) and the Regional Justice Center Detention Facility (RJC).

A Guide to the Grievance Process for Inmates at King County Correctional Facility and the Regional Justice Center

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).

A Guide to the Grievance Process for Inmates in Washington State jails

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

PURPOSE OF THIS GUIDE This guide provides information about the Grievance Program for individuals in the custody and under the

Alliance to End Sexual Violence in Long Term Care: Project Values and Assumptions

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.

Assisting Voters with Disabilities

Read all about the do's and don'ts of assisting a person with a disability to vote in Washington.

Assistive Technology for Special Education Students

PURPOSE OF THIS GUIDE This guide provides information about the Grievance Program for individuals in the custody and under the

AVID Program Informational One Pager

Learn more about the AVID Program, including our mission, who we serve, and what services we provide.

Disability-Based Employment Discrimination in Washington State

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.

How to Avoid Guardianship Pitfalls

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.

How to Change, Remove, or Report a Representative Payee

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.

How to File a Complaint Against a Health Care Provider or Facility

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.

How to File a Complaint Against Child Protective Services (CPS) Because of Disability-Based Discrimination

Explore ways a person may file a disability discrimination complaint against Child Protective Services (CPS).

How to Modify, Terminate, or Complain about a Guardianship

Learn about the procedures to use under Washington State Law to modify, terminate or complain about a guardianship.

Making My Own Decisions

Develop your decision making ability.

Patient Rights at Western State Hospital and Eastern State Hospital

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. The first section explains specific patient rights. The second section explains what a patient may do if he or she disagrees with a decision to limit or take away a right.

Portrait of the Whole Person

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.

Reentry Resources for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals with Disabilities in King County

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.

Resolving a Dispute with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Explore the various advocacy options available if a person disagrees with a decision made by the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

Resources During Incarceration for Inmates in King County Jails

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.

Six Self Advocacy Steps for Meetings

Tips for how to get the most out of meetings.

Special Education Resources

A list of organizations providing information, dispute resolution, legal and other services to people with disabilities who use public special education services.

Tips for Writing Grievances for Inmates in Washington State Prisons

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.

Transferring Special Education Rights from Parents to Students

Learn about transferring special education rights from parents to students in Washington.

We Choose Independence!

An explanation of the importance of Personal Assistance Services (PAS) to independent living.

Welcoming and Respectful Environments: What advocates need to know

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.

Working With a Public Defender in Criminal Cases

Learn how to get, work with, and resolve conflicts with a public defender.

Writing Your Mental Health Advance Directive

Writing Your Mental Health Advance Directive is a downloadable booklet with practical, easy to read information and resources.