Wanting to know a bit more about your options for coming to a resolution on your disputes with the school over your child’s IEP? Please check out our newest handout! Read More > Dispute Resolution Handout
West Virginia Advocates, the federally mandated protection and advocacy system (P&A) in West Virginia for individuals with disabilities, is pleased to announce that beginning January 1, 2017, it will be doing business as Disability Rights of West Virginia (DRWV). 2017 will mark the 40th year of providing services to individuals with disabilities. DRWV is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to protecting and advocating for the legal rights of West Virginians with disabilities. DRWV serves individuals with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities, as well as traumatic brain injury and individuals with mental health diagnoses. DRWV’s Intake Department provides Information and Referral services to anyone who requests assistance. DRWV’s acceptance of direct advocacy and legal cases is determined by a variety of criteria including disability related eligibility criteria established by our funders, our current priorities and objectives, as well as available resources. DRWV’s Legal Department includes a Legal Director and three Staff Attorneys. DRWV also employs fifteen advocates that provide direct advocacy… Read More > Name Change!
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WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities's (CED) Access for All on West Virginia AdvocatesRead More > CED’s Access for All on West Virginia Advocates
West Virginia Advocates is asking for comments from the public on our Fiscal Year 2017 (October 2016 thru September 2017) Priorities and Objectives from May 11, 2016 through June 24, 2016. You may find our current (Fiscal Year 2016) Priorities and Objectives on our website at https://www.drofwv.org/services/po/po-fy16/. Please, provide any comments on our existing priorities and objectives, or suggest new priorities and objectives.
You may submit comments by:
- Phone: (800) 950–5250
- Fax: (304) 346–0867
- E-mail: email@example.com with a subject line of “FY 2017 P&O Comments”
- Mail: WV Advocates, 1207 Quarrier St Ste 400, Charleston, WV 25301
- Message us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/drofwv
Do you have a meeting scheduled?If you have a meeting scheduled with a group of people who would like to provide public comment, contact Jodi Calissie at (800) 950–5250 and request a member of WVA’s staff to attend your meeting and take your comments. Read More > Request for Public Comment: WVA’s FY 2017 Priorities and Objectives
West Virginia Advocates, Inc., West Virginia’s designated protection and advocacy system committed to promoting and protecting the human and legal rights of citizens with disabilities, is seeking a full-time Legal Director. The Legal Director provides leadership, vision, planning and supervision of the legal work of WVA. The Legal Director is responsible for ensuring high quality representation to clients and provides direct supervision to attorneys in the office. The Legal Director is a member of the management team and participates in setting priorities, budgeting, policy development, and other management activities. Qualifications: Degree from ABA accredited law school, member of the WV Bar Association, a licensed attorney in good standing in the State of WV and a minimum of six years legal experience. Position requires knowledge of Medicaid, employment, special education, public accommodations, housing, discrimination, and other disability related legal issues.
Send resume to:
West Virginia Advocates, Inc.
1207 Quarrier Street, 4th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
West Virginia Advocates, the federally mandated advocacy system serving people with disabilities in West Virginia, is hiring Advocates for our federal and state funded programs. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a field of study directly relevant to the core job functions of the position and one year experience working with the disability community. Advocacy experience with mental health, developmental disabilities or special education services preferred. These are full time positions with generous benefits in our Charleston and Clarksburg offices.
Submit resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 304-346-0867.Read More > We are seeking Advocates!