Registration is now available for the 12th annual All Born (In) conference on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport. Continue Reading Register now for All Born (In) conference
Disability Rights Oregon provides information, referral, and advocacy services for Oregonians who are having a disability-related legal problem related to employment and licensing for employment. We can provide assistance to people requiring reasonable accommodations to maintain their jobs; we do not handle failure to hire or termination cases.
We also administer Oregon’s Client Assistance Program (CAP), which helps people who are having difficulty seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services from Oregon’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS), Independent Living (IL) centers, Oregon’s Commission for the Blind, and tribal programs. Clients who have a wide variety of physical and mental impairments contact DRO when they are having difficulties with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Often, clients are frustrated when their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors do not understand their needs, desires, or their point of view. DRO attorneys intervene to re-establish communication between clients and their counselors, with informal resolutions whenever possible. If informal resolution is not possible, DRO staff attorneys will file requests for formal administrative hearings, and represent clients at initial hearings and in subsequent appeals.
CAP (29 USC § 732, P.L. 105-220) is authorized in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (last amended and reauthorized in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998) and administered by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration.
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You can now set up an ABLE account in less than ten minutes at oregonablesavings.com. Disability Rights Oregon participated in the workgroup that helped develop the Oregon ABLE Savings Plan. Continue Reading ABLE savings plans now available in Oregon
The Governor’s Task Force (GTF) on Traumatic Brain Injury, established in 2013 by Executive Order 13-02, has released its final Report on Findings and Recommendations. Read more about the report’s 8 recommendations. Continue Reading Governor’s Task Force makes TBI service recommendations
The ABI Conference features 35 workshops in 4 sessions, keynote speakers, musical entertainment, art sale, and much more. Limited scholarships may be available. Continue Reading All Born (In) conference scheduled for March 18
The Oregon Intellectual / Developmental Disability Coalition’s GO! Project Advocacy Team will be at the Capitol to provide information, training and support from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Continue Reading DD Advocacy Days begin Monday, February 6
Read the archive of our 2017 Legislative Updates. Continue Reading 2017 Legislative Update archive
The National APSE Conference, focussed exclusively on integrated employment of individuals with disabilities, will be held in Portland between June 19-22, 2017. The organizers are looking for innovative presentations that expand state-of-the-art practices advancing employment for all. Continue Reading Call for presenters at National APSE Conference in Portland
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Interns will work 10-20 hours per week on a project at one of the Institute on Development and Disability units, gaining experience in research, education, training, and dissemination. Continue Reading Apply now for 2017 disability field Summer Internship Program
DRO and the National Disability Rights Network of are part of a national movement to end subminimum wages in segregated employment. Continue Reading 12 Days of Disability Rights: The right to work in the community