Dealing with stress during COVID

April 8, 2021

As of this March, we have spent an entire year of our life going on socially distanced walks, zoom calls and staying at home. These are large changes in the lives of most people and sometimes that can be tough to deal with. We have had the stresses of day to day life, too. Over

Women in Disability History

March 29, 2021

Happy Women’s History month. This month is a time where we celebrate all of the women who have worked to make the world a better place and defy female stereotypes.   The DD Ombuds is celebrating National Women’s History Month this year by highlighting 2 women in disability history.   Judy Heumann   As a

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2021

People with Down Syndrome have three instead of two chromosomes 21. As a result, World Down Syndrome say is on 3.21. This day was recognized by the United Nations in 2011 in the hopes that the day would bring awareness to people with down syndrome and advocate for their equality in day-to-day life. World Down

Change to Covid-19 Vaccine eligibility

March 19, 2021

People with a developmental disability, or an intellectual disability are now eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. The Department of Health has updated the eligibility requirements to included individuals with certain disabilities that put people at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness in current eligibility phase. This includes Individuals with Down syndrome, a developmental disability,

Pledge to Include Today

March 11, 2021

People with disabilities are often excluded from able bodied communities. That is why it is important for every person to pledge to include people with disabilities. Spread the Word Inclusion works to encourage others to stop saying insensitive words like the r word. Saying the r-word is very offensive but it is still commonly said

Covid Reminder!

March 8, 2021

Vaccines are rolling out in Washington. If you want to get more information on the vaccine like where you could get it and if you were eligible or not, please look at this link: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/vaccine. Also, check out our previous post to get more information on the vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccine information Even though people are

COVID-19 Vaccine information

March 1, 2021

Washington State residents have started to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. A vaccine is medicine. It usually comes in a shot. It protects you from getting sick. The COVID-19 Vaccine is a shot that can keep you from getting COVID-19. To find out if you are eligible visit https://form.findyourphasewa.org or you can call 2–1–1 or The Washington State

How to sign in for Remote Testimony at the Washington Legislature

February 24, 2021

How to sign in for Remote Testimony at the Washington Legislature 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

Remembering Those We Lost This Black History Month

February 22, 2021

Black History Month celebrates the contributions and impacts Black People have had on history. It is especially important because many history classes in school focus on white people. Throughout the month try and learn about many important topics such as the African Slave Trade, Civil Rights Movement, the Black Lives Matter movement and systemic racism.

February 17th is National Random Act of Kindness Day!

February 17, 2021

Today is a day to celebrate kindness! Every small act of kindness matters as it can easily make someone’s day. We can all remember how something small a person did made your day. That is why it is so important that you try to make someone else’s day with a random act of kindness. A