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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week 4

Everyone deserves a chance to succeed. The Department of Human Services’ Employment First program has a treasure trove of stories of Oregonians with disabilities who have found fulfillment and greater independence through work. There’s Bill in Hood River, and Susan and Emanuel in Portland, and Jason in Redmond. Their stories, and many others, illustrate the progress that we’re making… Continue Reading Legislative Wrap-Up: Week 4

A little girl smiling as she rides a horse with three adults by her side.

Legislative Wrap-Up: Week 3

Equine therapy can be a life-changing treatment for kids and adults who experience physical disabilities, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or mental health conditions. The nearly 20 centers across our state serve a diverse group of Oregonians – from veterans who experience PTSD to young children who experience behavioral issues linked to their disability. But, Oregon… Continue Reading Legislative Wrap-Up: Week 3

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Q&A Anais Keenon, part 2

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