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For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities


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.

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The OSNT and Key Bank Team Up!

  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 serve as the new OSNT Trustee. The transition is already underway and is expected to be complete by January 1, 2016. As you know, Union Bank…

ABLE Account vs Pooled Trust Account

ABLE Accounts vs. Special Needs Trusts

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 section of IRS tax code to establish new tax-favored accounts.

  • Celebrating Friendship July 27, 2016
    By Jennifer Sladen, Program Manager, National Initiatives In the hope that fostering friendships between people with different backgrounds, countries, and cultures would lead to peace by inspiring communities to connect with and better understand each other, the United Nations General … Continue reading →
  • The Arc’s Statement on the Shooting of Unarmed Caregiver in Florida July 21, 2016
    Washington, DC – The Arc, the nation’s largest civil rights organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, released the following statement on the news that Charles Kinsey, a caregiver (commonly known as direct support professional) … Continue reading →
  • A National Call to Action on Toxic Environmental Chemicals July 8, 2016
    Last year a group of nearly 50 leading scientists, health professionals and providers, and children’s health and disabilities advocates (including The Arc) came together out of concern over the growing link between toxic environmental chemicals and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Last week, … Continue reading →
  • Moving to a New State Can Get Complicated    July 5, 2016
    By Wendy H. Sheinberg, CELA Moving to another state is a challenge for most families. If a family member has disabilities, that challenge is even greater. State benefit programs vary, and states administer federal programs at the local level making it … Continue reading →
  • This June, Help the Men in Your Life Be Healthier June 24, 2016
    In June, we celebrate Men’s Health Month and encourage men of all ages with disabilities to learn more about preventable health problems and to practice good health habits. Why raise awareness about men’s health? According to the Movember Foundation, around … Continue reading →
  • 2015 – A Year in ABLE June 24, 2016
    This month, states are beginning to launch ABLE Act programs and some people with disabilities can now take advantage of this new opportunity to build assets while preserving eligibility for means-tested federal benefits.  Let’s take a look at what’s happened … Continue reading →
  • The Arc’s Center for Future Planning™ Launches Financial Literacy Training for Low-Income Families with Children with Disabilities June 20, 2016
    Washington, DC – The Arc’s Center for Future Planning™ is pleased to announce it has received a $200,000 two-year grant from the MetLife Foundation.  This funding will be dedicated toward developing a new financial literacy training program for families that … Continue reading →
  • Federal Agency Committed to Hiring, and Promoting, Employees with Disabilities June 15, 2016
    Eighty-five percent of working-age individuals with disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed. Of the 15% that are employed, only half are working in inclusive jobs in the community. Fortunately, new government regulations are focused on changing these grim statistics. A … Continue reading →
  • The Arc of Delaware Reaches Fair Housing Settlement June 9, 2016
    Washington, DC – The Arc of Delaware and its counsel Relman, Dane & Colfax, The Arc of the United States, and Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. are thrilled to announce the recent settlement of The Arc of Delaware’s disability discrimination … Continue reading →
  • Statement from Julie Petty, Loretta Claiborne, Ricardo Thornton and Frank Stephens June 8, 2016
    On June 6, 2016, a group of self-advocate leaders met with Gary Owen to discuss offensive content in his Showtime comedy special “I Agree With Myself”. Statement from Julie Petty, Loretta Claiborne, Ricardo Thornton and Frank Stephens: Today, Julie Petty … Continue reading →