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
Disability Rights Oregon advocates for the rights of Social Security beneficiaries who have a representative payee. DRO also advocates on behalf of Social Security beneficiaries who are working, or planning to return to work and have a barrier to work. We provide information, referral and advocacy on employment services, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB) services, and support services from Employment Networks (ENs) and other providers. (Read our Employment and Plan for Work pages. )
DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) (42 U.S.C. § 1320b-21, P.L. 106-170). PABSS is administered by the Social Security Administration.
Our latest stories about Social Security:
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
During the first two weeks of December, the Oregon ABLE Savings Plan will host free launch events throughout the state to celebrate and answer questions in person. Continue Reading ABLE Accounts launch events through December
Sus aportes son importantes. Por favor, disponga aproximadamente de 10 minutos para completar esta encuesta y ayúdenos a identificar áreas en las que podamos concentrar nuestros recursos durante este año. Continue Reading Encuesta informativa de la comunidad de 2016
The disability community is encouraged to attend and participate. The first Town Hall will take place at Centennial High School in Gresham tomorrow, Friday September 25, at 1 p.m. Continue Reading Senator Wyden hosts Town Halls in Gresham, Moro and The Dalles this week
The Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities has produced a new transition guide called “Planning My Way to Work,” available here in PDF format. Continue Reading New transition guide from OCDD
Topics included health care, guardianship, estate planning, employment, and information about FACT Oregon. You can watch the presentation and view the PDFs below. Continue Reading Transition resource fair presentations now available
In August and September 2014, Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) conducted a broad survey as another means to gauge what issues are important to people who care about the rights of people with disabilities. Continue Reading 2014 Community Insights Survey results
The Ticket to Work program has released a new video in ASL about the Ticket to Work program, which offers Social Security disability beneficiaries choices in getting the services and support they need to find work and reach their career goals. DRO offers Ticket to Work services through our Plan for Work program. Continue Reading New video for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Social Security beneficiaries
The ABLE Act gives people with disabilities the opportunity to establish tax-deferred savings accounts to maintain their independence, pursue their dreams and contribute to their communities. Continue Reading Will the ABLE Act help you?