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Disability Rights Oregon upholds the civil rights of people with disabilities to live, work, and engage in the community. The nonprofit works to transform systems, policies, and practices to give more people the opportunity to reach their full potential. For 40 years, the organization has served as Oregon’s Protection & Advocacy system.

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Bob Joondeph
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Press releases/Statements

Press Release-Monitoring sites holding children who were separated from parents trying to enter the U.S. (7/2/18)

Release-MCDC Progress Report (5/10/18)

Release-DHS reaches an agreement with disability advocates to strengthen in-home care for older adults and people with physical disabilities (5/9/2018)

Release-Report: Ongoing isolation of prison inmates for nearly 23 hours a day raises alarms (4/10/2018)

Release-ODOT: Historical exceptions to the ADA (3/7/2018)

Release-ODOT survey: 97 percent of curb ramps across state violate ADA standards (2/15/2018)

Release-DHS will temporarily restore cuts to services that help older Oregonians & people with disabilities live independently (2/09/2018)

Statement-VA agrees to temporary extension of in-home services for Springfield vet (2/02/2018)

Archive

Media coverage

Voting

Op-ed: Make voter registration easier for people with disabilities (Register-Guard, 6/12/18)

Independent Living

Ready for the real world (Gresham Outlook, 6/5/2018)

Rights of people with mental health conditions

Op-ed: Those with mental illness shouldn’t march alone (West Linn Daily Tidings, 7/5/18)​

Jails & Prisons: Multnomah County jail ​

Jails & Prisons: Oregon State Penitentiary

Jails & Prisons: Youth Detention

Editorial: Police shooting shows city still fails those in crisis (The Oregonian, 4/15/2018)

Accessibility

Mother and disabled son get kicked out of movie theater in Eugene (KVAL News, 6/4/18), picked up by CBS News

Veterans

VA will provide in-home care for vet with Gehrig’s disease (AP, 6/15/18, picked up by the Lewiston Tribune)

VA continues home health care for disabled Oregon vet (The Oregonian, 6/15/18)

VA Extends Home Health Care For Disabled Oregon Veteran For 60 Days To Prevent Nursing Home Stay (Open Minds, 3/4/18)

VA extends home health care for disabled Oregon vet for 60 days (The Oregonian, 2/02/18), picked up by The Register-Guard

Employment

Op-ed: How Portland’s KOi Fusion tapped into an overlooked talent pool (Portland Business Journal, 1/03/2018)

Medicaid: Home- and community-based services

Aging & People with Disabilities agrees to temporarily restore cuts to in-home care hours & benefits

Home and community based services for people with disabilities

Discrimination

Bill would prohibit using disability as sole reason to terminate parental rights (The Oregonian, 1/17/2018)

Parental rights for parents with intellectual disabilities  (OPB’s Think Out Loud, 1/16/2018)

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