“Words matter.” Just look at the front wall of the Capitol building where the words pictured above are carved. Inside the building, everyone who testified on SB 64 in the Senate Judiciary agreed that words matter. We did not agree on whether the words in the bill should pass. SB 64 would change the term “mental… Continue Reading Legislative Update, week four
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:
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
In order to learn more about the value of SSI for the families of children with disabilities, we decided to ask them. Continue Reading Stories of families with children on SSI
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
On opening day, the House Committee on Health Care discussed the rising profession of “Peer Support Specialist.” Continue Reading Legislative Update, week two
Check out recent mentions or interviews of DRO in the media. Continue Reading We’re in the news
The Oregon Department of Human Services has published a fact sheet about the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The fact sheet considers possible impacts to the services provided by Aging and People with Disabilities and the Office of Developmental Disability Services. Read the fact sheet in its entirety below: ACA Impact to APD… Continue Reading ACA repeal could be devastating to long term care in Oregon
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