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Psychiatric Emergency Clinics Must be Safe Places

Psychiatric emergency clinics need to be safe places. This is critical for both the patients who receive care for mental health conditions and the clinical staff who administer the health care. Guns have no place in a clinical environment. Disability Rights Oregon is committed to removing barriers to accessing psychiatric emergency services. Ensuring that guns stay outside… Continue Reading Psychiatric Emergency Clinics Must be Safe Places

Photo description: A pale blue box with a dark blue border. The Disability Rights Oregon logo, a blue and green weave, takes up the left side, and the right side reads '40 years of advocacy: Anniversary event, September 26, 6-9 p.m.

Honoring 40 years of advocacy

It’s our 40th anniversary! We couldn’t be prouder of all the progress that we’ve made over the last four decades. Our work to lift barriers has made it possible for thousands of Oregonians with disabilities to contribute to their workplaces, schools, and communities. To honor four decades of advocacy: — We’re hosting a $40 for 40 event in September… Continue Reading Honoring 40 years of advocacy

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Q&A: Gloria’s story

Thousands of Oregonians with intellectual or developmental disabilities rely on in-home care services in order to live in the community.  To bring to life what these services mean for Oregonians across the state, we’re sharing people’s stories.  Les Rogers, a father who lives in Roseburg, shares his daughter Gloria’s story.  Gloria is three and a half.… Continue Reading Q&A: Gloria’s story

FAQ: DHS Lawsuit

What services are involved? Personal support workers and agencies provide attendant care to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). This support is critical in helping people with I/DD live safely in their homes and fully access their communities. These are Medicaid-funded services that are commonly called the K Plan in Oregon. Who is affected?… Continue Reading FAQ: DHS Lawsuit