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…
- URGENT- 3 Day Medicaid STILL Matters Campaign-Get Your Story on the Record September 21, 2017The Senate is set to vote next week on the Graham-Cassidy bill, this is the most dangerous of the health care proposals that have been before Congress and it is on the fast track. Like previous proposals, this bill includes … Continue reading →
- How to Help After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma September 18, 2017Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left a staggering path of destruction. Throughout Texas and Florida and neighboring states, people will start rebuilding their homes and their lives, and they will need all our support to recover from the storms. Here are … Continue reading →
- House Committee Advances Bill to Cut Off Basic Income for Adults with Disabilities and Seniors September 14, 2017Yesterday, by a vote of 23 to 14 the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means advanced legislation to cut off Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for potentially hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities and seniors. As … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds to Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Health Care Proposal September 14, 2017“Architects of this bill are still ignoring the pleas of their constituents with disabilities” Today, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and former US Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) unveiled the latest attempt … Continue reading →
- Choosing Between a Paycheck and Health: New Report on Paid Family Leave and the Disability Angle September 7, 2017Washington, DC –Today, The Arc and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality are releasing a first of its kind paper outlining why paid family and medical leave is a necessity for the economic security and stability of people with disabilities … Continue reading →
- The Arc on the DACA Announcement: “Ending DACA is an assault on community inclusion” September 6, 2017Washington, DC – Today, The Arc released the following statement on the news that President Trump will wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program: “The Arc’s public policy goals include protecting against forms of discrimination including that … Continue reading →
- Are you #ABLEtoSave? August 30, 2017Are you or your family member with a disability #ABLEtoSave? Now is the time to find out if an ABLE account should be a part of your plan for the future. What is an ABLE account? This new type of … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds to the Violence in Charlottesville August 17, 2017Washington DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia: “Our collective hearts break after witnessing the hatred, violence, and innocent death that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. This hatred does not … Continue reading →
- Grant from Walmart Foundation Will Allow The Arc to Support People with Disabilities in Building Fulfilling Careers August 8, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc is thrilled to announce it has received an additional $240,000 from the Walmart Foundation to encourage and support workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enter the workforce. Current research indicates that only 15% … Continue reading →
- The Arc on Defeat of Senate Health Care Bill: “Never underestimate the power of the disability community, who took on this civil rights fight for themselves and future generations” July 28, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following the defeat of the Health Care Freedom Act in the United States Senate: “Never underestimate the power of the disability community, who took on this civil rights fight for themselves … Continue reading →