Click the link below to download a PDF with information about how to vote in the 2020 election. Voting 2020
Please click on the link below to download the Joint Statement Regarding Idaho Election Accessibility Concerns. Click here to download.
DRI’s very own Amy Cunningham, Acting Executive Director and Legal Director, has been awarded the Professionalism Award from the Idaho State Bar and featured in the magazine The Advocate. Excellent work Amy! Click here to download the spotlight. Click here to read the article.
Letter to Governor Little concerning medical rationing standards in Idaho. Click here to download the PDF.
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!
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!
For Immediate Release Contact: Claire Stanley, Advocacy and Outreach Specialist, American Council of the Blind (202) 467-5081 firstname.lastname@example.org Courtney R. Holthus, Advocacy Director, DisAbility Rights Idaho (208) 336-5353, ext. 119 email@example.com ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote “Individuals with disabilities have a right to full participation in voting, including absentee voting,” stated Eric Bridges, executive director of the American Council of the Blind. “Persons with disabilities have fought for decades for their right to vote privately and independently. Now, especially in light of COVID- 19, such persons are fighting for their right to vote … Continue reading ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote
Click the link below to download the pdf file. Letter to Governor Little regarding Medicaid
Today DisAbility Rights Idaho stands in solidarity with those and the families of those who have lost their lives to systemic racism and white supremacy. DRI’s mission is independence, self-sufficiency, and full membership into communities for people with disabilities. Race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation/identity and socio-economic status all know disability. DRI values integration and diversity. DRI acknowledges and respects past trauma. DRI works to eliminate cultural and linguistic biases. In order to achieve our mission and vision of independence, self-sufficiency and full membership, minorities including persons of color and disability must feel and be safe in their communities and … Continue reading Solidarity
This video is a guide for people in Group Homes, Nursing Homes, and other Residential Facilities to help answer questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.