Issue Summary: In 2017, the legislature directed ODDS to identify $12 million for a generic budget reduction. ODDS planned to save some of this money by limiting services for children with I/DD. On February 21, ODDS announced that does not plan to implement the cap on children’s services at this time. Instead, ODDS will meet those reductions through… Continue Reading Stop cuts to in-home care
Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Disability Rights Oregon protects the rights of people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. This includes advocating for appropriate public services, integrated employment, school services, housing, and more.
DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) (42 U.S.C. § 15001, P.L. 106-402). PADD is administered by the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
Our latest stories about issues related to I/DD:
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has released the first toolkit made by autistic self-advocates, focusing on “safety issues that affect us and the tools to deal with them.” Continue Reading New resource: Safety Toolkit for autistic self-advocates and their families
We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude. One way to honor them is by making sure that the next chapter of their lives includes the chance to pursue another rewarding career. Continue Reading Helping veterans land a job
Una nueva ley estatal limita la capacidad de los distritos escolares de Oregon para acorta el día escolar de los estudiantes debido a comportamientos causados por una discapacidad. Los distritos pueden acortar el día escolar de su hijo/a solo si cumplen con requisitos específicos. Si el día escolar de su hijo/a ha sido acortado, esperamos… Continue Reading Kit de herramientas para padres