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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.

  • Meet the Hometown Host: Baymont and The Arc Reimagine Breakfast Furthering Opportunities for People with Disabilities December 2, 2016
    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 1, 2016) – Baymont Inn & Suites unites with The Arc – a leading national advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) – to open more doors in hospitality for individuals with I/DD, including autism … Continue reading →
  • The Arc@Work Lands Investment in Employment Placement Services from The Walmart Foundation November 22, 2016
    Washington, DC – The Arc’s employment program, The Arc@Work, is pleased to announce it has received a $245,000, one-year grant from the Walmart Foundation. This funding will be dedicated toward developing innovative programs that place people with intellectual and developmental … Continue reading →
  • Managing Legal Settlements November 17, 2016
    By Neal A. Winston, CELA, Special Needs Alliance® There are many factors to consider when a family member is seeking legal compensation for personal injuries, whether they result from medical malpractice, a car or workplace accident, or some other mishap. … Continue reading →
  • Zach’s Big Move Out: An Update on the Morris Family November 14, 2016
    Last year, The Arc published a blog by Ray Morris, founder of Dads 4 Special Kids and father to Zach and Tyler. The piece highlighted the enormous impact Zach, who has intellectual and developmental disabilities, has made on Ray and … Continue reading →
  • Time to Check Your Health Insurance November 1, 2016
    If you are uninsured or looking for affordable health insurance, now is the time for you to look! During “open enrollment” you can purchase private health insurance through the marketplace in each state. Depending on your income, you may be … Continue reading →
  • The Arc Launches Voter Support Service for People with Disabilities to Report Voting Problems October 24, 2016
    Washington, 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, 2016
    In 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, 2016
    This 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, 2016
    The 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, 2016
    By 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 →