DisAbility Rights Washington

“Not-so-special treatment” in Seattle schools

Friday, November 9, 2012The Seattle Public Schools District’s overhaul of its special education services continues to regularly skirt federal law, spurring increased complaints and litigation from frustrated parents and their students, according to a new Seattle Times investigation.
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Governor declines to appeal Medicaid case, preventing high court from revisiting Olmstead decision

Friday, November 2, 2012Disability activists nationwide breathed a sigh of relief October 22, as Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire announced that she would not file another appeal in M.R. v. Dreyfus, preventing the Supreme Court from reexamining the disability community’s most cherished…

Landmark civil rights case could be reviewed by the Supreme Court

Sunday, September 30, 2012
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The Supreme Court has given Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire a second extension, until October 22, to decide whether to appeal a recent court of appeals decision that could give the high court a chance…

Intersex condition and disability

Monday, June 25, 2012A new paper from Julie Greenberg of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Deigo argues that disability law is a potential avenue for protecting people with an intersex condition from unnecessary medical procedures. “People with an intersex condition…

Continued Conversation on the Ashley Treatment

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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MODERATOR: Disability Rights Washington and the National Disability Rights Network have just released Devaluing People with Disabilities: Medical Procedures that Violate Civil Rights, a report which examines the use of unnecessary medical procedures such as the…

Disability voice lost in medical discrimination

Tuesday, May 22, 2012This morning, Disability Rights Washington (DRW) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) released “Devaluing People with Disabilities: Medical Procedures that Violate Civil Rights“. The report joins the voices of people with disabilities, often lost in the din…

WA Supreme Court: Abuse and discrimination claims can go straight to court

Monday, August 29, 2011
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A unanimous Washington State Supreme Court ruled  August 25 that parents and guardians of students enrolled in special education services can bypass the federal special education hearings process and file lawsuits in state courts when pursuing abuse and…

Progress on TBI in Washington State

Thursday, April 21, 2011
TBI advocates join Governor Gregoire and Rep. Dickerson at the signing ceremony for SHB 1614
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law April 20 a bill updating Washington State’s Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Act of 2007. The 2007 bill, the…

Sign up for budget cuts discussion by Friday, January 21st

Thursday, January 20, 2011The Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment will host a webinar for the public Friday regarding a broad range of budget issues that affect people with disabilities. David Lord, director of public policy for Disability Rights Washington, is one…

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