Bob’s Blog

Editorials about the work Disability Rights Oregon is doing, and state, local and national disability issues. Written by Disability Rights Oregon Executive Director Bob Joondeph.

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Our decades-long fight to keep people with intellectual & development disabilities out of institutions

When I joined the DRO Board of Directors in 1981, the topic of passionate discussion was the Fairview Training Center. Fairview was the largest institution of its kind in the nation, housing thousands of individuals with disabilities. Data showed high levels of abuse and neglect. Residents were not permitted to leave unless they were first… Continue Reading Our decades-long fight to keep people with intellectual & development disabilities out of institutions