She told us, “We rely on this program to keep him safe and thriving. These programs work to reduce costs in the long run and allow families to stay together and care for their loved ones.” Continue Reading Q&A: Donald’s story
Below you will find the most recent updates about some of our ongoing projects.
Anya’s mom and many other parents and professionals testified this week on HB 2392 that would require adequate coverage in health insurance policies for children with hearing loss. Continue Reading Legislative Update, week seven
Share your story about the services you need. Contact your federal representatives. Spread the word on social media. Continue Reading Tell Congress: How would Medicaid cuts affect you?
Every year, we gather feedback from Oregonians about the needs of people with disabilities. This input shapes our decisions about how to best focus our resources in the coming year. Continue Reading We want to hear from you about our work
What is a legal guardian? Well, it’s someone who’s been appointed by a judge to make important decisions for a person who is considered unable to make those decisions for them self. The practice of appointing guardians goes way back to Roman times. Early English courts adopted it and eventually passed it on to the American colonies with… Continue Reading Legislative Update, week six
“Words matter.” Just look at the front wall of the Capitol building where the words pictured above are carved. Inside the building, everyone who testified on SB 64 in the Senate Judiciary agreed that words matter. We did not agree on whether the words in the bill should pass. SB 64 would change the term “mental… Continue Reading Legislative Update, week four
Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states that don’t allow motorists to pump their own gas. But that may be changing. The proverbial camel’s nose nudged into tent when the 2015 legislature allowed self-serve in “low-population” counties after 6 p.m. and before 6 a.m. On Friday, the House Committee on Transportation Policy considered… Continue Reading Legislative Update, week three
The Association of Oregon Centers for Independent Living (AOCIL), the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Disability Rights Oregon recently held four informational forums around the state to inform the public and answer questions about the AOCIL-ODOT class action settlement agreement. Continue Reading AOCIL-ODOT info forum transcript now available
On opening day, the House Committee on Health Care discussed the rising profession of “Peer Support Specialist.” Continue Reading Legislative Update, week two
Read the archive of our 2017 Legislative Updates. Continue Reading 2017 Legislative Update archive