In recent months, court commissioners on both sides of the Cascades have found the state of Washington in contempt, and even imposed fines, over access to state psychiatric care for people with severe developmental disabilities. The cases involve people who’ve been found to pose an imminent risk to themselves or others, but are languishing in local hospitals. Read More
A new report has highlighted the ”failures and tragedies” of Washington state’s Residential Habilitation Centers, including the Yakima Valley School in Selah. ESMY JIMENEZ / NORTHWEST PUBLIC RADIO Listen Last year, developmentally disabled residents in Washington state institutions choked to death, were sexually assaulted and nearly drowned. That’s Read More
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