From Disability Rights Washington
Most individuals with disabilities are able to vote completely independently. However, some individuals with disabilities require assistance with part or all of the voting process. Almost anyone, including a friend, family member, care provider, or poll worker, can provide assistance to an individual with a disability.
Click here to learn more about assisting someone with a disability before, during, and after the voting process.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
State Capitol – Legislative Building
A final settlement agreement has been reached in Dunakin v. Lashway, a class action regarding Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR)* for nursing facility residents with intellectual disabilities and related conditions. A fairness hearing has been set for
Efforts by the DD Council to enhance the quality of life for individuals with limited connections to their community received a big boost this past legislative session with the passage of Senate Bill 6564—Providing protections for persons with developmental disabilities (O’Ban R-28).
One of the programs created by the new law identifies certain clients of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) who may need additional time and attention by Case Resource Managers due to limited
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is currently accepting applications for a six month fellowship to learn and advocate on disability policy.
Spend two days in Olympia during the 21017 legislative session working with the DDC Public Policy Director and to learn about public policy and legislative process by:
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Developmental Disabilities Council is a Federal-State partnership working to plan for and with people with developmental disabilities and their families.
If you are passionate about public policy, and dedicated to improving the lives of persons with I/DD in Washington State, we welcome your application.