How to sign in for Remote Testimony at the Washington Legislature

February 17, 2022

The Washington Legislature are holding committee meetings remotely this year. That means that people can participate in hearings from their home. People can submit written testimony, sign in support or oppose to a bill or even testify over Zoom. Disability Rights Washington has put together video and written instructions on how to sign up! https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/publications/remote-testimony-guide/

新年快乐 Means Happy New Year!

February 10, 2022

February 12th is Chinese New Year! This is one of the most important holidays in China and is a time to celebrate the new year with family. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chinese calendar. The Chinese calendar is on a 12-year cycle and each year is represented by an animal. These

Plan for your financial future

January 28, 2022

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families should plan for how they are going to budget their money and plan for the future. There are different types of accounts that can help people manage their money so they can do the things they want! To help you begin to understand some of

What are your New Year Resolutions?

January 18, 2022

Let’s be honest – 2021 was a rough year. But as the new year rings in, it is important that we have resolutions that will have a positive impact on the community! Here are some great new year’s resolutions! 1. Try to remember to ask people with disabilities which type of language they prefer: People

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Junior

January 12, 2022

Every year on the third Monday of January, people from around the world, recognize Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact his work has had on society. Many people in America get a day off of school or work to recognize the civil rights leader. This holiday encourages people to follow in Martin Luther King

Governor’s Proposed Budget Announced

January 7, 2022

The 2022 legislative session will start on January 10. Governor Jay Inslee announced his budget proposal ahead of the start of session. In the upcoming months the House and Senate will put out their budgets. Then they will all decide on the final budget. Advocates can let their legislators know where they want the money

Happy Human Rights Day!

December 8, 2021

December 10th marks Human Rights Day. This holiday celebrates the United Nation’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states the rights and freedoms that all people have. This year marks the 73nd anniversary of the document. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is used around the world and is the most translated

A Week Without Driving!

November 24, 2021

“A Week Without Driving” is an event created by the Disability Mobility Initiative, which is a Disability Rights Washington Project. The purpose was to demonstrate how difficult and inaccessible life is for non-drivers. Society in Washington in many ways revolves around being able to drive and is not accessible for the many people with disabilities

Vaccine Announcement!

November 17, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue Exciting announcement! The Pfizer Vaccine has just been made available for kids under the age of 12! Kids from age 5-12 can now be eligible for the vaccine. Getting vaccinated is so important as it keeps our community safe. Kids being able to get the vaccine also

Resources for reporting Abuse and Neglect

November 10, 2021

Abuse and neglect can happen to anybody. Sadly people with developmental disabilities are more likely to be abused then the general population. If you are someone you know is experiencing abuse or thinks that they are not being treated right there are ways you can report it Call 1-866-ENDHARM(1-866-363-4276) Report online- https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services/report-concerns-involving-vulnerable-adults To learn more about