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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Press releases/Statements

Release-Conditions for youth held at NORCOR (12/05/2017)


Media coverage


Op-ed: How Portland’s KOi Fusion tapped into an overlooked talent pool (Portland Business Journal, 01/03/2018)

Access to public education

New Franklin high-needs classrooms already outdated (KOIN News, 01/02/2018)

New classrooms for high-needs Franklin students already seen as outdated and inadequate (Portland Tribune, 01/02/18)

PPS says Pioneer plan always included site for high-needs kids (Portland Tribune, 12/07/17)

Letter: All children deserve chance to learn, (The Register-Guard, 11/29/17)

Op-ed: Oregon fails rural schools who need help teaching children with disabilities (The Oregonian, 11/26/17)

When the neediest students get the fewest school hours (The Oregonian, 09/17/2017)

Rights of people with mental health conditions

Jails & Prisons: Youth Held at NORCOR

Viral video: Sheriff explains K9 attack on jail inmate (The Chronicle, 12/13/2017)

State’s psychiatric hospitals still without chief (The Register-Guard, 11/28/17)

Multnomah County’s Jail is a devastating place for people with mental illness (Portland Mercury, 11/22/17)

Loved ones of mentally ill concerned with civil commitments (Mail Tribune, 11/13/2017, picked up by AP)

Medicaid: Home- and community-based services

Home and community based services for people with disabilities


Oregonians Aren’t Pumped About New Law Allowing Self-Service Gas Stations (NPR, 1/5/2018)

‘I don’t even know HOW’: Some Oregonians panic about new self-service gas law (The Washington Post, 1/3/2018)

KXL-FM, All user bathrooms growing in Portland (KXL-FM, 12/21/2017)

Portland Art Museum will try again to get approval for Rothko Pavilion (The Oregonian, 12/05/2017)

Service dogs v. fakes: 5 things you need to know (KGW News, 11/13/17)

Letter: A park accessible to all (The Oregonian, 11/13/17)


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Past coverage

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