SEAP matches and supports volunteer attorneys to consult with parents, and then draft special education complaints with the support of DRO’s two special education attorneys. Continue Reading DRO successfully launches Special Education volunteer attorney program
Disability Rights Oregon provides information, referral, and advocacy services for Oregonians who are having a disability-related legal problem related to education, including public special education and transition services, and post-secondary education including public, private, and vocational schools. DRO works to secure integrated and appropriate public services for children and young adults in the public school system and prevent the use of restraint, seclusion and police intervention with students. See our Goals & Priorities for more details.
Our latest stories about education:
DRO’s Keep School Safe for Everyone Campaign was launched in 2010. Our efforts culminated in an investigative report. Continue Reading Disability Rights Oregon issues report on restraint & seclusion of children with disabilities in Oregon schools
DRO is looking into whether for-profit vocational schools are targeting individuals with intellectual disabilities. Continue Reading DRO is investigating possible exploitation by for-profit vocational schools
A student was encouraged to enroll at a for profit vocational school and take out large loans, despite an inability to complete the program due to her disability. DRO has an ongoing project to curb predatory recruitment and lending practices at for-profit colleges and trade schools. Continue Reading DRO and the Oregon Department of Justice win cancellation of predatory college loans