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Three people stand in front of a building with flowers in the top right of the photo. The people have their arms wrapped around each others shoulders and smile at the camera. Jim Wrigley is pictured on the right, with his family.

Mourning the passing of Jim Wrigley, disability rights champion

A legacy of positive change in Oregon Disability Rights Oregon mourns the loss of attorney Jim Wrigley this week. Jim was a longtime champion of the rights of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and people with mental illness in Oregon. During his nearly two decades with Disability Rights Oregon, Jim’s combined characteristics… Continue Reading Mourning the passing of Jim Wrigley, disability rights champion

Oregon Crisis Care Plan Harms  People with Disabilities, People of Color & Older Adults Tell Leaders: Our Lives Have Equal Value

Today, a broad coalition of civil rights and advocacy organizations from Oregon sent a letter to the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—a federal agency responsible for enforcing the civil rights of people with disabilities, people of color, and older adults in health care. Continue Reading Oregon Crisis Care Plan Harms  People with Disabilities, People of Color & Older Adults Tell Leaders: Our Lives Have Equal Value

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Christine Shank

Chris leads Disability Rights Oregon’s Children’s Rights Project where she oversees the organization’s legal advocacy to ensure all children have access to services and an education that gives them the opportunity to reach their full potential. She is an expert on Oregon schools’ use of restraints on children with disabilities and the practice of isolating… Continue Reading Christine Shank

Little boy and his mother are smiling at camera.

Stop cuts to in-home care

Issue Summary: In 2017, the legislature directed ODDS to identify $12 million for a generic budget reduction. ODDS planned to save some of this money by limiting services for children with I/DD. On February 21, ODDS announced that does not plan to implement the cap on children’s services at this time. Instead, ODDS will meet those reductions through… Continue Reading Stop cuts to in-home care