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Our 2019 Legislative Agenda

The 2019 legislative session will begin on January 22. We’ll be fighting hard for a handful of bills that will help improve the lives of Oregonians with disabilities. Snapshot: 2019 Legislative Priorities Our legislative agenda will have a big impact on: People for whom a guardian has been appointed People who experience a mental illness… Continue Reading Our 2019 Legislative Agenda

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Bend public transit pilot project must be accessible to all residents  

We’ve called on the City of Bend to ensure that any new public transit options that replace a public bus line are accessible to people with disabilities. We have concerns about a proposal by the City of Bend to replace a public bus route that Cascades East Transit eliminated in July with an “on-demand” ride-hailing… Continue Reading Bend public transit pilot project must be accessible to all residents  

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FAQ: KEPRO & residential placement

Hospitals and residential treatment facilities often do not provide community integration. DRO supports efforts to integrate people with disabilities into the community and to place people in the proper level of care. DRO has concerns about how the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reviews placements.  Concerns have  come up with the company that reviews placements for… Continue Reading FAQ: KEPRO & residential placement