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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

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ODOT should review all projects granted an ADA exception

 HASL Center for Independent Living in Grants Pass created this video. Historical Exceptions to ADA In a letter to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) , we recommend ways in which the agency could improve their process for evaluating and approving requests for historical exceptions to the ADA. ODOT’s existing process does not require… Continue Reading ODOT should review all projects granted an ADA exception