Psychiatric emergency clinics need to be safe places. This is critical for both the patients who receive care for mental health conditions and the clinical staff who administer the health care. Guns have no place in a clinical environment. Disability Rights Oregon is committed to removing barriers to accessing psychiatric emergency services. Ensuring that guns stay outside… Continue Reading Psychiatric Emergency Clinics Must be Safe Places
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Medicaid matters. In-home supports make a difference to thousands of Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read Jared’s story. Continue Reading Q&A: Jared’s story
Discrimination Teen with autism denied trip he won to the U.N. (KOIN News, 05/01/2017) He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says (McClatchy, 04/30/2017) Organization rescinds trip to NY for autistic boy who won essay contest (KATU News, 04/30/2017) Portland teen with autism… Continue Reading Discrimination
Preserving Medicaid Tigard family fears for son’s future if ACA explodes (KOIN News, 03/26/2017) Local mental health services would decline if ACA repealed (Wallowa County Chieftain, 03/22/2017) Letter to Editor, Bob Joondeph: People with disabilities also lose (The Oregonian, 03/17/2017) A hidden Oregon casualty of Republican health plan: The disabled (Portland Business Journal, 03/16/2017). Subscription required to access content.
Thousands of Oregonians with intellectual or developmental disabilities rely on in-home care services in order to live in the community. To bring to life what these services mean for Oregonians across the state, we’re sharing people’s stories. Les Rogers, a father who lives in Roseburg, shares his daughter Gloria’s story. Gloria is three and a half.… Continue Reading Q&A: Gloria’s story
Questions and answers about the upcoming election on May 16, 2017. Continue Reading Voting is more important than ever today
Multnomah County’s Adolescent Sexual Health Equity Program would like to hear from those who support young people who experience intellectual/developmental disabilities (family members, guardians, caregivers, case coordinators, teachers, healthcare providers, etc.) They are offering a survey for parents/guardians and support service providers until Monday, May 15. Continue Reading Survey for supporters of young people with I/DD
Why does in-home care matter to thousands of Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities? Read Khrizma’s story. Continue Reading Q&A: Khrizma’s story
Our report concludes that the Department of Corrections has failed to significantly improve conditions for inmates with serious mental illness held in the Oregon State Penitentiary. Continue Reading Report: State prison
People with developmental disabilities win temporary freeze to service cuts. Continue Reading FAQ: Preliminary injunction