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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

COVID-19: Advocates ask Gov. Brown to protect the health, safety & independence of 950,000 Oregonians with disabilities

In a letter to Gov. Kate Brown and other state officials yesterday evening, advocates with Disability Rights Oregon, the ACLU of Oregon, FACT Oregon, and the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition asked the state to take action to meet the needs of Oregonians with disabilities, who are among those at greatest risk during the current public health crisis.… Continue Reading COVID-19: Advocates ask Gov. Brown to protect the health, safety & independence of 950,000 Oregonians with disabilities

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