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
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:
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
Every Oregonian should have the opportunity to participate in society. Continue Reading HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
At least 2,648 people were sterilized in Oregon between 1917 and 1981, under the banner of “eugenics” which sought to breed a better human race by preventing those with traits they deemed undesirable from having children. Continue Reading Oregon’s “Wrongful Birth” Case