Notice of Monitor at Grand Teton Residential Treatment Center

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 with Mental Illness Act (PAIMI), 42 U.S.C. §10801; and, Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR), 20 U.S.C. §794e.  Since our establishment in 1977, we have visited facilities/service providers across the state to monitor the … Continue reading Notice of Monitor at Grand Teton Residential Treatment Center

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Confidentiality in Mental Health Sessions

DisAbility Rights Idaho and Idaho Federation of Families present: Minors’ Rights in Mental Health Treatment

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Notice of Monitor at Innercept Residential Treatment Center

Click here to download a PDF version of this announcement. June 29, 2021 To: Any and All Parents/Guardians of Innercept, LLC Re: DisAbility Rights Idaho Monitor Visit Dear Parent/Guardian: This letter is to inform you that DisAbility Rights Idaho (“DRI”) is planning to visit Innercept Residential Treatment Center on the dates of July 6, 2021 through July 8, 2021. Our visit to the facility is for monitoring purposes, which simply means that we will be speaking with residents and staff, and observing the general atmosphere and environment of the facility to monitor for compliance regarding safety and clients’ rights. DRI … Continue reading Notice of Monitor at Innercept Residential Treatment Center

DRI Executive Director, Amy Cunningham, a delegate at the Fourth National Guardianship Summit, joined 125 participants to develop National Recommendations for Guardianship Reform

Highlights of National Guardianship Summit   Held virtually over four half-day sessions starting on May 10, 2021 around the theme of Maximizing Autonomy and Ensuring Accountability. First national summit held to develop recommendations in ten years. National Guardianship Network, a collaboration of fourteen organizations interested in guardianship issues organized the summit. Syracuse University Collage of Law hosted the event.   Highlight of Summit Recommendations Twenty-two Recommendations for Improvement and Reform   Rights-Based Guardianships – Enhancing Rights of Persons Subject to Guardianship: 3 Recommendations Supporting Decision-Making: 4 Recommendations Limited Guardianship, Protective Arrangement & Diverting Pipelines: 4 Recommendations Rethinking Guardianship Monitoring & … Continue reading DRI Executive Director, Amy Cunningham, a delegate at the Fourth National Guardianship Summit, joined 125 participants to develop National Recommendations for Guardianship Reform

EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM

Households can enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program starting May 12, 2021. Eligible households enrolled in the Program can receive monthly discounts up to $50/month for broadband service (up to $75/month if the household is on Tribal lands). Also, the Program will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households. The Program is open to households that participate in an existing low-income or pandemic relief program offered by a broadband provider; Lifeline subscribers, including those receiving Medicaid and/or SNAP benefits; households with kids receiving free and/or reduced lunch and/or school breakfast; … Continue reading EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM

DISABILITY RIGHTS GROUPS AND IDAHO LEGISLATURE ENTER INTO CONSENT DECREE ASSURING ONGOING ACCESS DURING CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Click here to download a PDF version of this press release. March 5, 2021 — Five disability rights advocacy organizations and two Idahoans with disabilities have entered into a consent decree with the Idaho State Legislature, Speaker of the House Scott Bedke and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Chuck Winder to ensure that persons with disabilities can testify before legislative committees and participate in activities at the State Capitol during this legislative session without risk of exposure to or contracting Covid-19.  Persons with disabilities are at heightened risk of severe complications from Covid-19. The consent decree resolves a lawsuit … Continue reading DISABILITY RIGHTS GROUPS AND IDAHO LEGISLATURE ENTER INTO CONSENT DECREE ASSURING ONGOING ACCESS DURING CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Notice of Monitor at MHA

Click here to download a PDF version of this announcement. March 1, 2021 Attention: All Parents and/or Guardians of Any Residents Currently Placed Mountain  Home Academy – Located at 2850 Industrial Way, Mountain Home, Idaho  83647  The purpose of this announcement is to inform parents and guardians of residents currently  placed at Mountain Home Academy that DRI will be monitoring activities at the facility the week of March 8, 2021 and may in the course of such monitoring have access to the  minor or adult with a legal guardian. 42 C.F.R. 51.42(e). Disability Rights Idaho (DRI) is Idaho’s designated Protection … Continue reading Notice of Monitor at MHA