Know Your Rights
A guide for residents with disabilities. #8408EN
Short explanation of options for parents, families and students having problems with special education. #1300EN
This short video focuses on Title II and Title III of Americans with Disabilities Act which guarantee access to government agencies and services, and businesses open to the public. The ADA prohibits all of these places from discriminating against people with disabilities.
Before a student with a "life threatening condition" can begin school, the school has to have a medication or treatment order addressing the condition.
This video presents tips for advocates working with Deaf and Deaf-Blind clients.
If you get DSHS benefits, such as TANF, SFA, Disability Lifeline, Medicaid, or food assistance, DSHS must accommodate your disabilities. This means that DSHS must try to make their services and benefits available to you to the same extent that they are available to people without a disability. #7151EN
How to Ask for a Reasonable Accommodation of Your Disability from the Office of Administrative Hearings
The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) must make sure its services and its hearings are fully available to all persons with disabilities. This may mean OAH needs to make a change in the way it handles a hearing or communicates with you to make sure you have the same chance to take part in the hearings as a person without disabilities. #8406EN
The state legislature has found that misrepresentations of pets, therapy animals, or emotional support animals as service animals has made it harder for people with disabilities to get acceptance of their properly trained and essential service animals. The new law limits the definition of “service animal” and imposes a fine for misrepresenting an animal as a service animal. #8405EN
Read about the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) which includes provisions prohibiting discrimination against persons with disabilities who use a service animal to assist them with the disability.
Service and companion animals can help people with disabilities go about their daily lives. Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of confusion about the rules that govern service and companion animals in businesses. Worse, the rules change from state to state, so it can be really hard to keep up.