Art Show: April 23 – May 16, 2014

Portrait of the Whole Person: Paintings and Biographies

Painting of Alicia Alonso

Bertschi School, in partnership with Disability Rights Washington, presents Portrait of the Whole Person: Paintings and Biographies, to celebrate disability history and culture. Through the art show, we hope to heighten awareness of the disability rights movement and culture within the broader community.

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Galaxy Report

DOJ reaches first state-wide sheltered workshops agreement

Photo of 1, 5 and 10 dollar bills

In a landmark settlement, the Department of Justice and the State of Rhode Island announced April 8 a comprehensive, ten-year plan to transition 3,500 people from the state’s long criticized network of “sheltered workshops,” to the job market.

“Today’s agreement …

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Judge orders SSA to protect clients of Oregon decertified payee

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A federal court issued an order March 26 requiring the Social Security Administration to take steps to ensure that an estimated 700 former clients of Safety Net of Oregon, a payee which previously assisted them with managing their public benefits, …

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DRW Report

DRW launches “Questions of Discrimination”

Questions of Discrimination against a background of red and black law books

“Questions of Discrimination” a new documentary by Disability Rights Washington (DRW) reveals the mental health bias and stigma inherent in the process used to decide who is fit to become a lawyer.  In Washington State as in many other states, …

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Teen with Asperger’s releases book; hopes to help others by sharing his experiences

Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome while in the third grade, fourteen year old Armond Isaak has recently co-authored a book with children’s author Nancy Carlson. Entitled Armond Goes to a Party: a book about Asperger’s and friendship, the story describes …

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