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…
- Owning a Home with a Special Needs Trust May 24, 2017By Amy R. Tripp, Esq., Special Needs Alliance To say that adequate housing options for persons with disabilities is a challenge is an understatement. As a result, in the process of future planning, housing is almost always one of the … Continue reading →
- Trump Budget and Health Care Cuts are Devastating for People with Disabilities, Including Soojung’s Family May 23, 2017WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Trump Administration released its first ten year budget proposal, and the numbers are devastating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. On top of the more than $800 billion in Medicaid … Continue reading →
- The Arc@School Releases Report on Special Education Advocacy and The Arc’s Chapter Network May 19, 2017School may be almost out for the summer, but The Arc@School is still in session. Now in its second year, The Arc@School continues its mission to build the capacity of The Arc’s nationwide network of chapters to provide individual advocacy … Continue reading →
- What Do Moms Need? May 15, 2017Last week, The Arc was excited to join nearly 50 national organizations that co-sponsored the #MomsDontNeed / #LasMamásNoNecesitan Tweet storm. On Twitter, we called attention to recent actions and policies that threaten mothers and families, and highlighted the kind of … Continue reading →
- The Arc Promotes Workforce Development for Egyptians with Disabilities through U.S. Department of State Exchange Program May 11, 2017[WASHINGTON, DC] The Arc will host Michael Mikhael, Executive Director and founding member at the Farah Foundation for Development in Alexandria, Egypt as a fellow in the U.S. Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program (PFP). This two-way exchange embraces the power … Continue reading →
- The Passage of the AHCA: The Real Life Consequences for People with Disabilities May 11, 2017By: Julie Ward, Director of Health Policy and Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy They say that if you want to know about a person, look at how they spend their money; to know the values of a nation, the … Continue reading →
- “Don’t Take Away Our Independence”: Watch Thelma as The Arc Denounces Massive Cut to Medicaid May 9, 2017WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Arc released a video which highlights how the House-passed cut to Medicaid funding (which exceeds $800 billion) will negatively impact people with disabilities’ capacity to live independently. The video features a conversation with Thelma, a … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds to House Passage of The American Health Care Act: “Shows callous and dangerous disregard for the wellbeing of people with disabilities” May 4, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following the House of Representatives passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), with the addition of amendments that take the bill from bad to worse for people with intellectual and … Continue reading →
- A New Series Starts Off by Getting Disability Wrong May 3, 2017Over the years, we’ve seen flawed, misleading reporting on Social Security’s disability programs from National Public Radio, 60 Minutes, and the New York Times. Unfortunately, with the recent launch of a new, widely-criticized series, “Disabled America,” The Washington Post has … Continue reading →
- The Arc Video Offers Disability & Family Perspective on Looming Healthcare Reforms May 2, 2017Washington, DC – Today, The Arc is releasing another video illustrating how Congress’ proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid would negatively impact Americans with disabilities and their families. The video features an interview with Toby, Lindsay, … Continue reading →