Disability Rights Washington

Disability Rights Washington is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights.

At its core, COVID-19 deeply impacts the disability community – those who identify as disabled and those who are new to our community due to existing health conditions that place them in high risk categories and/or who acquire disabilities after contracting COVID-19. The resource is a regularly updated page of Advocacy work of DRW as well as general COVID-19 Resource List for the disability community.

At its core, COVID-19 deeply impacts the disability community – those who identify as disabled and those who are new to our community due to existing health conditions that place them in high risk categories and/or who acquire disabilities after contracting COVID-19. Although the situation is changing quickly, you still have the right to live, work, and access your community free of discrimination. This means that information should be distributed, and that you have the right to request reasonable accommodations from various agencies.

DRW is here to advocate for our community. We continue to respond to calls and letters from individual’s seeking information about rights and self-advocacy skills through our Technical Assistance (TA) Services. You can reach us by:

Mail at 315 5th Avenue S, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone at (206) 324-1521 or (800) 562-2702
During our updated hours: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Language interpreters are available via LanguageLine Solutions. Please use 711 for Washington Relay Service (TTY). Collect calls from correctional facilities are accepted.

DRW COVID-19 Related Advocacy:
DRW’s response to COVID-19 is just beginning. We are actively addressing and responding to the new issues that emerge each day. Highlights of our COVID-19 related advocacy follow.

– Education Advocacy
– Jail and Prison Advocacy (AVID)
– Rooted in Rights Projects
– Treatment Facilities
– U.S. Dept of Human & Health Services Office of Civil Rights Complaint

COVID-19 Resource List:
And many more regularly updated local and national resources for the disability community.

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