For 30 years, we’ve fought for people with mental illness. Continue Reading Fighting for people with mental illness
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.
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
Guardianship is a highly intrusive restriction on the rights and self-determination of a person. In this legal process, a judge is asked to determine if a person is capable of making important decisions for themselves. If the judge determines that they are not, the judge appoints an adult to make those decisions for the person. Guardianship… Continue Reading How we transformed Oregon’s guardianship laws.
To honor Bob’s legacy, we’ve created the Joondeph Advocacy Fund. Gifts to the fund go toward the next big challenge facing Oregonians with disabilities. Continue Reading Give to the Joondeph Advocacy Fund