#GivingTuesday Want to support a good cause? This #GivingTuesday help raise money for DisAbility Rights Idaho, Inc. and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on GivingTuesday Dec 1, Facebook will match $7 million in qualifying donations. Thank you for your support. We’ve included information about DisAbility Rights Idaho, Inc. (DRI) below. DRI Protects, Promotes And Advances The Legal And Human Rights Of Individuals With Disabilities, Through Quality, Legal, Individual. And System Advocacy. Last year alone, our attorneys and non-attorney advocates accepted over 200 cases – including investigating allegations of … Continue reading #GivingTuesday

NDRN Executive Director: “Count Every Vote”

For Immediate Release 11/04/2020 Contact: David Card 202.408.9514 x122 press@ndrn.org NDRN Executive Director: “Count Every Vote” Washington, DC – Like everyone else, we at the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) anxiously await the results of the election. We hope that the votes can be counted quickly so that Americans can feel confident in knowing who will be their next president. However, a quick vote count is no substitute for an accurate one. And that is why we are strongly calling upon state election officials, state legislatures, the courts, and the federal government to ensure that every vote is counted. Anything … Continue reading NDRN Executive Director: “Count Every Vote”

Hospital Visitation Rights

Patients with disabilities who need a support person for disability related needs should be able to access this support while in the hospital. If you have problems with your support person being allowed into the hospital with you because of COVID-19 visitor limitations, please contact us.   Office of Civil Rights resolves complaints to allow patients with disabilities reasonable access to support persons in hospitals: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/09/ocr-resolves-complaints-after-state-connecticut-private-hospital-safeguard-rights-persons.html   Centers for Medicare and Medicaid guidance regarding hospital visitation limits: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-hospital-visitation-phase-ii-visitation-covid-negative-patients.pdf      

IPUL, DRI, and SDE – Back to School Special Education Conversation – IPUL’s July 2020 Statewide Training

DRI is going to be participating in a live discussion with IPUL and the State Department of Education regarding returning to school in the fall of 2020 on July 15, 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:15pm MST. Parents and families of students receiving special education and related services are encouraged to attend! Visit IPUL website here: https://ipulidaho.org/news-and-events#ipul-s-next-training or view PDF announcement for information, registration is required. Click here to download the PDF.