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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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Budget news from the 2018 Legislative Session

The 2018 legislature was able to maintain the Oregon Health Plan expansion population and to make some important investments in human services that benefit Oregonians with disabilities. Disability Rights Oregon’s major budget goal was to protect children with intellectual disabilities from losing funding for their in-home supports. Thanks to the work of advocates and self-advocates… Continue Reading Budget news from the 2018 Legislative Session