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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

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We stand together against hate

  In response to the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, below is a statement from our Executive Director Bob Joondeph: We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families of the 11 individuals whose lives were extinguished as they worshiped in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and to the many other individuals who… Continue Reading We stand together against hate