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DRO’s Advocacy on COVID-19

During the COVID-19 public health crisis, people with disabilities still have the right to live, work, and access our community free from discrimination. Disability Rights Oregon has been hard at work promoting and defending these rights. Learn more about our advocacy on COVID-19 below. Healthcare 20 State and National Civil Rights Leaders Call for Federal… Continue Reading DRO’s Advocacy on COVID-19

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Tell Secretary DeVos not to leave students with disabilities behind during COVID-19

Every child should receive an education while school is suspended Teachers are working hard to creatively meet the educational needs of students while school is suspended due to COVID-19. But students with disabilities are at risk of being left behind. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees children with disabilities an equal right to education.… Continue Reading Tell Secretary DeVos not to leave students with disabilities behind during COVID-19

U.S. Department of Education urges states to educate all students

Every child can receive an education while school is suspended The U.S. Department of Education released a fact sheet providing clarification to their initial guidance released amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: Supplemental Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities In response to concerns raised by… Continue Reading U.S. Department of Education urges states to educate all students

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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