Disability Rights Oregon’s mission is to promote and defend the rights of people with disabilities. The organization envisions a society in which people with disabilities have equality of opportunity, full participation and the ability to exercise meaningful choice. For the past 40 years, the organization has served as Oregon’s Protection & Advocacy System.
Letter: Don’t tear families apart (The Oregonian, 07/23/2017)
IQ costs Oregon parents their kids, but is that fair (The Oregonian, 07/18/2017)
Op-ed: The many parallels in our struggle for civil rights (The Oregonian, 06/18/2017)
Rights of people with mental health conditions
Community members blast mayor’s idea for new community police engagement commission (The Oregonian, 08/04/2017
Mental health breakdown: Battle rages on over Wilsonville psychiatric hospital (Portland Business Journal, 07/20/2017)
Oregon’s mental hospital is being flooded with criminal defendants (Portland Mercury, 07/19/2017)
Multnomah County homeless count reveals nearly 3 in 4 unhoused report disabilities (Lund Report, 06/21/2017)
Medicaid: Home- and community-based services
Making street crossings safer
Stopping abuse & neglect
Tigard police arrest school bus driver accused of sexually abusing special needs student (KPTV News, 05/04/2017)
Op-ed: Democracy works best when everyone is involved (Statesman Journal, 05/03/2017)
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