DisAbility Rights Washington

Supreme Court declines to review Arizona, incontinence case

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
News from the U.S. Supreme Court
Without comment, the Supreme Court announced December 15 that it has declined to grant certiorari in an appeal from an appellate court decision requiring Arizona to fully cover incontinence briefs in its Medicaid program.…

(Video) New video offers a view into the birth of disAbility advocacy in Tanzania

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 The newly released video, Inspiring Self-Advocacy, is the story of Michael Mwanzalima. Michael was born and raised in a Tanzanian village. At age three he was diagnosed with polio, but it went untreated for many years; as a consequence he…

The horrifying truth uncovered: Willowbrook State School

Wednesday, October 15, 2014Question: True or False? Willowbrook State School closed within a year of Geraldo Rivera’s 1972 investigative report that exposed terrible mistreatment of residents with disabilities. Click on the headline to see the answer, and to learn more about Willowbrook State School.

State Supreme Court rules against “psychiatric boarding”

Monday, August 18, 2014
“Psychiatric boarding” illegal
The Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously August 7 that the state must halt its practice of holding people in need of psychiatric treatment in hospital emergency rooms as a means of avoiding overcrowding in psychiatric facilities.…

Feds slam Washington State long-term care facility

Monday, December 2, 2013
40,000 violations of federal law
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released the results of an investigation into Spokane County’s Lakeland Village, finding that the facility committed more than 40,000 violations of federal law in regard to…

“The Legal Politics of Growth Attenuation”

Thursday, April 18, 2013In a new law journal article, University of Ottawa law professor Ravi Maoltra asserts that growth attenuation procedures violate Canadian and international law and that their proponents base their arguments on outdated views of disability rights.
Ashley’s Rights

Too Little Too Late

Saturday, March 2, 2013The video for this lesson contains time sensitive information. Developments in the project discussed in the video which occurred after the release date are not covered in the video or this curriculum. See “Follow-Up Assignments” for a way of addressing…

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