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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

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More 2018 Legislative Updates

Education HB 4067A: Designates children with developmental delays in the third grade or lower as eligible for special education services. Status: Passed the House and the Senate. It now heads to the Governor’s desk. SB 1522A: Requires school districts to allow students who have received a modified diploma to receive additional educational and transition services. Also makes… Continue Reading More 2018 Legislative Updates

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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week 4

Everyone deserves a chance to succeed. The Department of Human Services’ Employment First program has a treasure trove of stories of Oregonians with disabilities who have found fulfillment and greater independence through work. There’s Bill in Hood River, and Susan and Emanuel in Portland, and Jason in Redmond. Their stories, and many others, illustrate the progress that we’re making… Continue Reading Legislative Wrap-Up: Week 4