Katelyn Kelel is a blind student pursuing a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree, along with a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Seattle University. She was appointed by the Student Bar Association to be Seattle University’s first student Disability Representative, and she co-founded the Disability Inclusion Alliance student organization which launched in June 2022.In addition,…… Continue reading Scholarship Winner!
Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association looks forward to gathering in-person at Ivar’s Salmon House — Friday, June 10, 2022, 5:00 PM Happy Hour.
Deadline extended! Due to some requests for additional time and an influx of additional funding, the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association scholarship has been extended until June 30th, and the award has been increased to $2000. washington-attorneys-with-disabilities-association-2022-scholarshipDownload
We have begun accepting applications for the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association Scholarship. Here’s an Application: washington-attorneys-with-disabilities-association-2022-scholarshipDownload
Happy Valentines Day… and in the spirit, maybe support the Marriage Equality for Disabled Adults Act. Here is more of the story: https://www.npr.org/2022/02/13/1080464176/disabled-americans-cant-marry-able-bodied-partners-without-losing-federal-benefi
WADA will be supporting Disability Rights Washington in its letter to the Senate. 2022-letter-of-disability-advocates-opposing-eshb-1141Download “Some of those signing this letter oppose the Death with Dignity law based on religious or ethical grounds, but others support the underlying law. The grounds for opposing HB 1141 cited in this letter are neither religious nor ethical. We oppose…… Continue reading Supporting DRW in keeping protections of the Death with Dignity Initiative.
Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association would like to announce its 2020-2021 Scholarship winners. Dyana Thurgood Picture of Dyana Thurgood a young law student who identifies as female with shoulder-length hair, glasses and warm smile Dyana Thurgood (“Dy”) is a third-year law student at the University of Utah’s S. J. Quinney College of law. She has…… Continue reading Scholarship Winners!
Standing in solidarity with our sister community… stop the violence. Racial and gender prejudice play a role in dehumanizing communities. Discrimination, harassment, and violence are foreseeable consequences. It is heartbreaking when it comes to this: https://www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org/news/communityresponse For some history on objectifying racism/misogyny: https://www.history.com/news/chinese-immigration-page-act-women Spoiler: ‘Chinese women were perceived as a particular type of threat: A…… Continue reading Recognizing the racial violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
A member sent in this great article: http://washingtonlawyer.dcbar.org/marchapril2021/index.php#/p/26 It made me reflect on how individuals with disabilities sometimes need to take extra steps to demonstrate their worth. But, given the opportunity, those individuals can exceed expectations. Also, on occasion, living lives with additional hardships make one stronger — or so the saying goes…
Come on Oregon, you’re better than this: https://www.npr.org/2020/12/14/946325888/when-hospitals-decide-who-deserves-treatment-npr-investigates-denial-of-care Sarah McSweeney was denied care based on a doctor’s opinion that her quality of life was not worth intubation and a ventilator.