Native Americans with Disabilities Issues and Recommendations for the Biden Administration

A coalition comprised of The Native American Disability Law Center, Disability Rights Idaho, Disability Rights California, Parents Reaching Out (PRO), Native parents of children with disabilities, and the National Congress of American Indians Disability Sub-Committee, worked together in an organized effort to respond to the Biden-Harris Transition Team’s inquiry regarding issues facing Native Americans with disabilities. The coalition presented policy statements with short and long term goals, addressing Community and Home Based services, Education and Medical Services in urban and tribal communities. The coalition encouraged the Biden-Harris Administration to review current policies, regulations, and funding through a holistic approach and … Continue reading Native Americans with Disabilities Issues and Recommendations for the Biden Administration

#GivingTuesday

#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”

The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities needs to hear from YOU!

Every five years the Council seeks for your ideas to decide what work we will do to improve the lives of those with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. Your ideas will help guide our work to support people with I/DD to be included and meaningfully participate in all aspects of life. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! The survey is anonymous and is available online in English and Spanish until June 30, 2020. This survey will take about 20 minutes. English survey: https://bit.ly/5YR-EN or Spanish survey: https://bit.ly/5YR-ES If you need help with the survey, or would like a paper copy of … Continue reading The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities needs to hear from YOU!

Conversations with the Council WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

Are you an adult with an intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD), or a parent/family member of a person with I/DD? We want to hear from you! The Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities wants to hear about your experiences accessing the services and supports you need to live the life you choose. The Council is hosting webinars on the topics of: Abuse, Direct Support Staff, and Leadership and Accessing Technology. Join us! Date: June 19, 2020 Topic: Abuse – We want to learn and hear from you about what information you need to understand signs of abuse, how to report abuse, and how … Continue reading Conversations with the Council WE NEED YOUR VOICE!