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Public·19 members


Every year, The Arc of Washington State creates a notebook filled with information helpful to advocates to use during the legislative session. During this webinar, we will explain the information contained in the various sections of the notebook.

Please share with your chapters/member organizations. This is meant to be for Community Advocacy Coalition members, please do not post widely on websites/Facebook.

First opportunity for virtual public testimony is Wednesday October 14th. Change is made by those who show up!

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to tell your story and let lawmakers know what you are going through and how proposed cuts will affect you! The Joint Legislative Executive Committee (JLEC) on Planning for Aging and Disability Issues is holding a virtual work session to discuss COVID-19's impact on people with disabilities as well as get an update on the budget from the Department of Social and Health Services. The meeting starts at 3:00 pm and from 4:00 to 5:00 they will have a time for Public Testimony.

YOU MUST REGISTER TO SPEAK! Anyone can watch the committee discussion, but if you want to share your story about how COVID-19 has affected you or a family member with a disability, or if you want to give input on the catastrophic budget cuts being…

IMPORTANT NEWS: WA State Department of Health to show its commitment to people with developmental disabilities

In response to Disability Rights Washington’s recent complaint filed with the federal Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights Division (HHS), disability advocates from the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council and The Arc of Washington State met with representatives from the Washington State Department of Health and the Governor’s Office yesterday.  The purpose of this meeting was to discuss concerns expressed in the DRW complaint and better understand language that appears in a document called “Scarce Resource Management & Crisis Standards of Care”.

Secretary John Wiesman participated in this call along with other representatives of his Department and these were the take-aways from that call.

· First and foremost, care rationing in our state is not occurring and all priorities are going toward preventing the use of any guidance when resources are scarce…

Kyle Matheson
Eric Matthes

Final budget posted


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