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DRO’s Advocacy on COVID-19

During the COVID-19 public health crisis, people with disabilities still have the right to live, work, and access our community free from discrimination. Disability Rights Oregon has been hard at work promoting and defending these rights. Learn more about our advocacy on COVID-19 below. Healthcare 20 State and National Civil Rights Leaders Call for Federal… Continue Reading DRO’s Advocacy on COVID-19

U.S. Department of Education urges states to educate all students

Every child can receive an education while school is suspended The U.S. Department of Education released a fact sheet providing clarification to their initial guidance released amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: Supplemental Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities In response to concerns raised by… Continue Reading U.S. Department of Education urges states to educate all students

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The needs of people with disabilities during this public health response

DRO Advocacy Continues During COVID-19 Public Health Response Continuing to provide services Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis that is rapidly unfolding here in Oregon and across the world. We know that natural disasters and emergencies can be even worse for people with disabilities. While we all work to… Continue Reading The needs of people with disabilities during this public health response