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SB 492: Protecting the rights of parents who experience disability

Executive Director Bob Joondeph testified before the Senate Committee on Human Services on SB 492. SB 492 is intended to bring clarity to our laws governing the termination of parental rights so that they are fair to parents who experience disabilities and their children. People may assume that parents with disabilities do not have the… Continue Reading SB 492: Protecting the rights of parents who experience disability

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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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