THRIVE RESOURCE FAIR

THRIVE RESOURCE FAIR November 12, 12–3:00 p.m. | FREE | All Ages Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA Welcome to THRIVE! Please join us for a Resource Fair and a chance to explore the THRIVE Center. Staff will be on-site to tour the facility and discuss THRIVE programs/activities. Community providers will have booths providing information. This is agreat time to check out the facility for FREEto both non-members and members and learn about the many perks in the Treasure Valley. All ages and abilities are welcome! Please register each individual in attendance. All individuals 18+ must bring a government-issued photo ID for … Continue reading THRIVE RESOURCE FAIR

Parents Opportunity to Impact Policy

  Idaho Voices for Children is conducting research into Idaho’s Behavioral Health System, and they want to hear directly from families that have experience interacting with this system. With wait times of up to one year to see a children’s behavioral health specialist, service backlogs, and provider shortages, families across the state are facing multiple barriers when trying to seek the care that their children need.   Your valuable input and experience can help us solve this challenge.   We are conducting focus group sessions with parents who’s children frequently interact with the behavioral health system to ask parents about … Continue reading Parents Opportunity to Impact Policy

Proposed Work Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023

DisAbility Rights Idaho Needs Your Help! Please see the below link labeled “DRI FY2023 SGP Handout” to DisAbility Rights Idaho’s (DRI) proposed work goals and priorities for fiscal year 2023 to begin on October 1, 2022.  As these are proposed work priorities, we are looking to you for an opinion on whether we have captured the issues currently affecting Idahoans with disabilities. To provide your comment, please click the below link labeled “Survey”. The link will take you to a Google form which has 6 questions. If you would like a hard copy of this survey, please call our office … Continue reading Proposed Work Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023

Notice of Monitoring Visit – Intermountain Hospital

Click here to download a PDF version of this announcement June 7, 2022 To: Any and All Legal Guardians of Residents of Intermountain Hospital RE: DisAbility Rights Idaho – Monitoring Visit to Intermountain Hospital Dear Guardian: DRI is Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Each state’s P & A is part of a federally mandated system with the authority and obligation to protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or other disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PADD), 42 U.S.C. § 15001, et seq.; Protection and Advocacy for … Continue reading Notice of Monitoring Visit – Intermountain Hospital

Children’s Residential Treatment Facilities – Youth Rights

Youth MOVE Idaho and Disability Rights Idaho have collaborated to create a series of videos to inform youth about their rights to access mental health care. In this video, Madeline, the Youth Programs Coordinator for Youth MOVE Idaho, discusses with Kayla, an attorney from Disability Rights Idaho who is in the youth unit, issues related to Children’s Residential Treatment Facilities (CRTFs). Specifically they discuss: 1. What is a CRTF? 2. What are the different levels of youth mental health care? 3. Are youth sometimes sent to unsafe or ineffective CRTFs? 4. What are a minor’s rights while in CRTFs? 5. … Continue reading Children’s Residential Treatment Facilities – Youth Rights

Monitoring Visit to Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital

Click here to download a PDF version of this announcement May 24, 2022 To: Any and All Legal Guardians of Residents of Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital RE: DisAbility Rights Idaho – Monitoring Visit to Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital Dear Guardian: DRI is Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Each state’s P & A is part of a federally mandated system with the authority and obligation to protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or other disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PADD), 42 U.S.C. § 15001, et seq.; … Continue reading Monitoring Visit to Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital

Election Day Monitoring

DisAbility Rights Idaho Needs Your Help! Election Day Monitoring Each election season, DisAbility Rights Idaho monitors polling places throughout the state to ensure that they are accessible to all Idahoans. However, the geographical diversity of our state makes it difficult to monitor every polling location. How you can Help We have created a digital survey that lets you assess your polling place for accessibility issues when you go to vote! Click this link: Polling Place Survey and you will be taken directly to the survey! Once completed, it will automatically be sent to us. We will also be operating our … Continue reading Election Day Monitoring

Monitoring Visit to Southwest Idaho Treatment Center

Click here to download a PDF version of this notice To: Any and All Legal Guardians of Residents of Southwest Idaho Treatment Center (SWITC) RE: DisAbility Rights Idaho – Monitoring Visit to SWITC Dear Guardian: DRI is Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Each state’s P & A is part of a federally mandated system with the authority and obligation to protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or other disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PADD), 42 U.S.C. § 15001, et seq.; Protection and Advocacy for Individuals … Continue reading Monitoring Visit to Southwest Idaho Treatment Center