Our goal is to enable SSDI or SSI beneficiaries to make informed decisions about work and to support them in making a successful transition to greater financial independence. Continue Reading 12 Days of Disability Rights: The right to learn to work
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:
For people with disabilities, these rights are too often compromised by others who make decisions for them. We believe that every person should be supported to make as many of those choices as possible for themselves. Continue Reading 12 Days of Disability Rights: The right to privacy and freedom
DRO has received many calls from parents whose children receive as little as 1 hour of instruction a day. This results in job loss for parents, lower graduation rates for students with disabilities, and overall worsened outcomes for students. Continue Reading 12 Days of Disability Rights: The right to education
When you support DRO, you are helping children, adults and families to get the skills, supports and freedoms that they need to thrive. Continue Reading Thank you for your commitment to disability rights