DRO worked on a wide variety of bills this session. Here is a summary of what passed, what didn’t, and what task forces were created. Continue Reading 2013 Oregon Legislative Wrap Up
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:
Empty Promises for People in Sheltered Workshops Continue Reading The Governor’s Executive Order
If a person with disabilities is offered to choose between an established segregated service or a poorly funded, trained or regulated integrated service, does she really have a “choice?” Continue Reading Meaningful Choice
Legislators are looking at better ways to keep individuals and the community safe as well as making the best use of our criminal justice and mental health resources. Continue Reading Oregon Legislature Back in Action