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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week 4

Everyone deserves a chance to succeed. The Department of Human Services’ Employment First program has a treasure trove of stories of Oregonians with disabilities who have found fulfillment and greater independence through work. There’s Bill in Hood River, and Susan and Emanuel in Portland, and Jason in Redmond. Their stories, and many others, illustrate the progress that we’re making… Continue Reading Legislative Wrap-Up: Week 4

APD agrees to temporarily restore cuts to in-home care hours & benefits

Disability Rights Oregon along with our partners at the Oregon Law Center (OLC) and Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) have reached an agreement with the Oregon Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) to temporarily restore in-home care hours and benefits to some older adults and people with disabilities. Who’s Affected… Continue Reading APD agrees to temporarily restore cuts to in-home care hours & benefits

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Stop cuts to in-home care

Issue Summary: In 2017, the legislature directed ODDS to identify $12 million for a generic budget reduction. ODDS planned to save some of this money by limiting services for children with I/DD. On February 21, ODDS announced that does not plan to implement the cap on children’s services at this time. Instead, ODDS will meet those reductions through… Continue Reading Stop cuts to in-home care