Since 1954, The Arc Oregon has been serving Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As an affiliate of The Arc of the United States, we strive make Oregon a place where individuals experiencing I/DD are included and valued in the community.
At The Arc Oregon, in addition to supporting individuals and families through our programs and services, we advocate for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they can live full, productive lives as respected members of our community.
We hope that you will join us in achieving our mission.
New Trustee After a four month process of requesting, receiving and reviewing proposals from five different banks, The Arc Oregon Board of Directors has chosen Key Private Bank to…
By now you have most likely heard about the ABLE (Achieving A Better Life Experience) Act moving its way through the Oregon Legislature this session. The ABLE Act creates a new…
- Evidence-Based Practices: Connecting the Dots between Research and Practice July 21, 2017We often hear the terms “best practice” and “evidence-based practice” used in relation to programs or policies – but what does that mean? How do we know if a practice is promising or evidence-based? A recent article, published in Intellectual … Continue reading →
- Learning From Our Peers: Advice on Organizational Transformation From Those Who Have Done It July 20, 2017As more community-based providers of supports and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) strive to reinvent themselves to offer inclusive opportunities and keep up with Employment First, WIOA, CMS Final Settings Rule, DOJ’s application of Olmstead to … Continue reading →
- The Timeline Has Changed, But Threats to People with Disabilities in Senate Health Care Reform Efforts Remain July 18, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulls the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and announces an upcoming vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement: “Make no … Continue reading →
- Emergency Weekend Medicaid Matters to Me Letter Writing Campaign – Deadline Extended! July 14, 2017The Senate is set to vote soon on the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The latest revisions to the bill do NOT change the devastating cuts to the Medicaid program that over 10 million people with disabilities … Continue reading →
- The Arc Warns that the Senate Republican Health Care Legislation Continues to Pose a Severe Threat to People with Disabilities July 14, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following the release of the updated Senate Republicans’ health care legislation discussion draft: “A new draft, new talking points, same devastating impact on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is … Continue reading →
- SSI Makes Allowances for Student Finances July 6, 2017By Mary L. Waltari, Esq., Special Needs Alliance Students with disabilities and their families sometimes worry that the very process of becoming educated—with an important goal being increased economic independence—can reduce SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Probably not. The Social Security … Continue reading →
- What Chapters of The Arc Need to Know About Managed Care July 5, 2017By Doug Golub, MediSked President and Co-founder As an increasing number of states transition individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to managed care, provider agencies are faced with additional complexities to work with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), including new … Continue reading →
- Updated CBO Score of Senate Health Care Bill Confirms the Worst for Individuals with Disabilities June 30, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s updated report on the Senate Health Care Legislation: “The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) initial score of the Senate Republican’s health care plan confirms that … Continue reading →
- Advocacy is Working – Turn Up the Heat this July 4th Congressional Recess June 29, 2017By Peter V. Berns, CEO This week, I had the immeasurable honor of sitting on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and talking with Senator Cory Booker and Representative John Lewis about our fight to save our health care and … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds to Delayed Vote on Senate Health Care Bill That Showed Dangerous Disregard for People with Disabilities June 27, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the Senate delaying the vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act: “We are pleased that the Senate is delaying its vote on this dangerous piece of legislation, but … Continue reading →