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A labor agency in Washington state has announced that it will increase workers' compensation for Amazon fulfillment center employees, deeming the company's centers more hazardous than other types of warehouses.
"Providence Playspace," made possible by a $1 million contribution from the health care provider, will open on Havermale Island near the U.S. Pavilion this fall, city leaders said Wednesday.
A year after shutting down a troubled provider of in-home care for people with developmental disabilities, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services is cutting ties with the provider’s sister company, citing similar problems of neglect, abuse and mismanagement that allegedly resulted in one woman’s death.
People with obesity qualify for some workplace protections under the state’s anti-discrimination laws, state Supreme Court rules.
In 1960, Spokane Guilds’ School & Neuromuscular Center first launched for children with developmental disabilities. But while mission remains, much has changed, now reflected in new name: Joya Child & Family Development.
The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is hosting a disabled hunter open house Saturday.
Washington needs a meaningful solution with a robust state investment that provides students with disabilities the resources they need to access their basic education, regardless of where they attend school.
On December 18th, The Spokesman-Review reported on a young woman severely affected by autism and enrolled in Shadle High School’s ABLE (Autism Behavior Learning Environment) program, and her father’s efforts to obtain accountability for injuries resulting from, he alleged, poor behavioral management, inappropriate isolation, and general practices of abuse and neglect. I know from my own son’s experience that we can choose to do better.
Evan Henniger’s parents never thought college would be a possibility for their son. Evan, 20, was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after his birth, and the prospect of venturing away from home on his own seemed unlikely.
Wheelchair users attending Seattle Mariners baseball games at Safeco Field get a “second-class” experience, a nonprofit disability-rights law firm says, and has filed a discrimination lawsuit.
Arc of Spokane has opened a respite house for overnight stays by people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Players with disabilities, who use gaming as a form of entertainment but also as a way to interact and connect with others, have been cobbling together options for nontraditional controls for years. Xbox wanted to make it easier for players and caretakers to play, without intense mechanical building. That’s where the Xbox Adaptive Controller comes in.
The University of Washington has agreed to improve its parking access for people with mobility impairments in response to a federal lawsuit.
A new law on service animals will hinge on behavior and training, because few owners put the time and money to turn their pet into a specially trained service dog.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers broke with most of her Republican colleagues Thursday by voting against a bill to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act, siding with critics who say the legislation would remove incentives for businesses to comply with the law and erode the civil rights of people with disabilities.
Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.
The Salem-based nonprofit integrates people with disabilities into the community, including finding and helping them keep jobs.
Fewer than one in five polling places were fully accessible to voters with disabilities during the 2016 general election, a government report shows – a finding that has prompted federal officials to recommend the Justice Department adopt stricter compliance rules.
An audit says a state-funded program that aims to help elderly low-income people and those with disabilities get care to stay in their homes has failed to fully protect them from potential harm.
After raising five biological children, the Betzers started serving as foster parents. (They fostered 43 children in all, according to a national award citation.) Eventually, they decided to adopt one of their foster children.