“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
Disability Rights Oregon protects and advocates for the rights of people who have a mental illness or perceived mental illness.
DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) (42 U.S.C. § 10801, P.L. 106-310), which authorizes P&As to protect and advocate for the rights of people with mental illness and investigate reports of abuse and neglect in facilities. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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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
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 Governor’s Task Force (GTF) on Traumatic Brain Injury, established in 2013 by Executive Order 13-02, has released its final Report on Findings and Recommendations. Read more about the report’s 8 recommendations. Continue Reading Governor’s Task Force makes TBI service recommendations
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
Read the archive of our 2017 Legislative Updates. Continue Reading 2017 Legislative Update archive
Oregon legislators are holding seven town halls across the state to receive input about the next state budget. On January 19, the co-chairs of the Joint Ways and Means Committee released an “Existing Resources Framework.” The framework outlines changes and cuts to state services that will be considered if Oregon does not increase revenue. You can read… Continue Reading Town hall meetings will be your chance to give input on state services
Each week, we will strive each week to provide background on at least one issue being considered at the Capitol. This week, it’s how to best protect children served in child care agencies. Continue Reading Legislative Update, Week One