In order to learn more about the value of SSI for the families of children with disabilities, we decided to ask them. Continue Reading Stories of families with children on SSI
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.
Oregon’s 2017 legislative session will get underway next Wednesday, February 1. DRO will be there to advocate for issues of importance to the disability community and get you information you need to participate in the process. Continue Reading Welcome to our 2017 Legislative Update
A race to the bottom for seniors and people with disabilities. Continue Reading Medicaid block grants and high risk pools threaten Oregonians with disabilities
Oregon needs to invest more in local, community mental health services. Because of a tight state budget, we can’t continue to serve fewer people in much more expensive state hospital beds. Continue Reading Brown right in closing Junction City Hospital
When you support DRO, you are helping children, adults and families to get the skills, supports and freedoms that they need to thrive. Continue Reading Thank you for your commitment to disability rights
In this election, a presidential candidate openly used and encouraged mockery, rudeness and even violence against minority groups, including people with disabilities. He also won. It’s important for people with disabilities to understand that the new President-elect would not have won if his treatment of women and minorities was not accepted by his supporters. For… Continue Reading More About Next Steps
The elections are over. Your candidates and issues may have won or lost. What we learn is how to go forward, regardless. Continue Reading Where do we go from here?
But when you look at what makes Oregon stand out from other states, it is the neglect of our schools in general and children with disabilities in particular. Continue Reading Mental Health – Oregon Ranks Dead Last
The Board recognized that 97 is controversial. It is concerned, however, that without additional revenue, it is likely that publicly-funded services for Oregonians with disabilities will be slashed. Continue Reading DRO Board of Directors Supports BM 97
Appointments of guardians for incapacitated persons raise constitutional due-process rights. When a person is placed in a long term care facility, a mental health treatment facility, or a facility for people with developmental disabilities, at stake are liberty interests that heighten constitutional protections. Continue Reading Notice requirements related to placement or movement of a protected person