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Legislative Session Testimony

During the legislative session, we fight hard for bills that will improve the lives of Oregonians with disabilities. Many of these bills are in our legislative priorities. But we also track many more. Below is the testimony that we’ve submitted during the 2019 session. Guardianship SB 376 SB 683 Supported Decision-Making SB 681  Parental Rights… Continue Reading Legislative Session Testimony

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SB 492: Protecting the rights of parents who experience disability

Executive Director Bob Joondeph testified before the Senate Committee on Human Services on SB 492. SB 492 is intended to bring clarity to our laws governing the termination of parental rights so that they are fair to parents who experience disabilities and their children. People may assume that parents with disabilities do not have the… Continue Reading SB 492: Protecting the rights of parents who experience disability

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A 2018 legislative win for children who experience hearing loss will now impact adults too.

2018 Legislative Victory Has Ripple Effect The 2018 legislative session delivered a big win for children who experience hearing loss. Now that victory is having a ripple effect. It was expanded to include adults by the Department of Business and Consumer Services​ under rules required through the Affordable Care Act barring discrimination based on age. Hearing… Continue Reading A 2018 legislative win for children who experience hearing loss will now impact adults too.