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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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Our decades-long fight to keep people with intellectual & development disabilities out of institutions

When I joined the DRO Board of Directors in 1981, the topic of passionate discussion was the Fairview Training Center. Fairview was the largest institution of its kind in the nation, housing thousands of individuals with disabilities. Data showed high levels of abuse and neglect. Residents were not permitted to leave unless they were first… Continue Reading Our decades-long fight to keep people with intellectual & development disabilities out of institutions