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 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…
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.
- The Arc Launches Voter Support Service for People with Disabilities to Report Voting Problems October 24, 2016Washington, DC – In advance of this crucial election, The Arc has launched a new Voter Support Service to help people with disabilities report any barriers they experience when voting, and get help to resolve their issue to ensure their … Continue reading →
- Max Goldstein: Engineering His Future October 21, 2016In honor of National Disability Employment Month, we interviewed Max, a member of The Arc of the Midlands. A young man with autism, Max’s passion for technology recently led him to pursue and ultimately secure a position at the technology … Continue reading →
- Walmart’s Curbside Pick-up Program May Reduce Shopping Stress for People with I/DD October 18, 2016This year, Walmart rolled out a free grocery pick-up program in over 80 markets nationwide. The program, which was launched last year and has been rapidly expanding over the last few months, allows customers to do their Walmart shopping online, … Continue reading →
- Deadline Looming to File Discrimination Claims October 17, 2016The Arc would like to alert you to an important deadline if you have experienced discrimination based on your disability by the Greyhound bus company. Below is the information from the U.S. Department of Justice. “November 10, 2016, is the … Continue reading →
- Chapter Volunteers Reduce Food Insecurity Through Community Service October 14, 2016By Nancy Stubbs, Development Director, The Arc Nature Coast On October 16th, we recognize World Food Day. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), 49 million people in the United States – including 16 million children, do … Continue reading →
- The Arc, Other Advocates Launch Modern Medicaid Alliance New Initiative Highlights Benefits, Stories, and Innovations of Program October 14, 2016Washington, D.C. – Despite the enormous societal and economic benefits offered by the modern Medicaid program, a lack of dialogue about the true value of the program drives misperceptions relating to it. Today, an alliance of more than two dozen … Continue reading →
- The Arc, Other Advocates Launch Modern Medicaid Alliance October 13, 2016Washington, D.C. – Despite the enormous societal and economic benefits offered by the modern Medicaid program, a lack of dialogue about the true value of the program drives misperceptions relating to it. Today, an alliance of more than two dozen … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds to Connecticut Court Ruling on Education and Access for Children with Disabilities September 30, 2016Washington, DC – Recently, Judge Thomas Moukawsher of the Connecticut State Superior Court released a sweeping ruling on school funding that could have dire, negative consequences on students with disabilities, particularly students with intellectual and/or developmental as well as behavioral … Continue reading →
- The Arc Welcomes Long Overdue Initial Zika Prevention Funding Package September 29, 2016Washington, DC – After months of delay, late last night Congress finally approved and sent to President Obama’s desk a funding package for Zika prevention. Some women infected with Zika while pregnant give birth to babies with severely disabling brain … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds to Florida Supreme Court’s Decision to Vacate Death Sentence for Freddie Lee Hall in Florida September 9, 2016Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following news that the Supreme Court of Florida reversed the circuit court’s order in the case Hall v. Florida, a death penalty case concerning the definition of intellectual disability (ID) that … Continue reading →