Sixteen-year old Niko Boskovic won first place in a prestigious essay contest, and was selected as a delegate to an annual educational program. But, the program sponsor, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, withdrew his prize after learning Niko experiences autism and uses a letter board to communicate. Our attorneys worked with Niko and his family to… Continue Reading A bigger movement, by Niko Boskovic
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After nearly 40 years of pioneering civil rights legal advocacy, Disability Rights Oregon’s Legal Director is retiring. Continue Reading Kathy Wilde: Nearly 40 years of civil rights advocacy
Q&A: Anais Keenon (part 2) This is our second in a two-part interview with Disability Rights Oregon staff member Anais Keenon. In our first interview, Anais explained her role in the Plan for Work program, and shared what launched her involvement in the disability rights movement. Here, she describes some of her experiences and insights gleaned… Continue Reading Q&A Anais Keenon, part 2
Nine organizations in Oregon concerned about the interests and rights of people with disabilities sent a letter to Senators Wyden and Merkley. The letter urges the Senators to oppose the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and points to the especially devastating impact the bill would have on people with disabilities. Organizations The letter is signed by… Continue Reading Groups warn Senators AHCA will harm Oregonians with disabilities