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…
- The Arc Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision Allowing Independent Disability Discrimination Claims Against School Districts February 23, 2017By: Shira Wakschlag, Director, Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel The Arc applauds this decision which removes important barriers for students with disabilities seeking redress under the ADA and Section 504. The Arc has long advocated for the rights of … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds to House Republican Leadership Plans to Repeal the Affordable Care Act and Decimate the Medicaid Program February 17, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following the release of the House Republicans’ new plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act: “Politicians are being very cavalier with peoples’ lives as they attempt to pay for the … Continue reading →
- Chapters of The Arc are Getting Media Coverage on the ACA and Medicaid February 8, 2017Members of Congress are constantly seeking ways to know what’s going on back home and what their constituents care about. One way their offices do this is by monitoring their local and state newspapers every day. When constituents get published … Continue reading →
- Building the Bridge to Inclusion through Technology February 8, 2017Many day-to-day technology tasks have become so intuitive for many of us that it’s easy to forget life before these clicks and swipes. For people with I/DD, these skills can make a world of difference by building bridges to community … Continue reading →
- Celebrating 24 Years of the Family and Medical Leave Act February 6, 2017This week, The Arc celebrates the 24th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This landmark law ensures that millions of workers don’t have to choose between their job and their own health or the health of a family member. … Continue reading →
- The Arc On Leaked Draft Executive Order That Would Impact People with Disabilities Legally Residing in the US and Seeking to Legally Immigrate February 2, 2017Washington, DC – In light of a recently leaked draft Executive Order that would impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are legally residing in the United States as well as people with I/DD who are hoping to … Continue reading →
- Navigating School – The Arc@School Launches Website to Help Students with Disabilities and Their Parents with Special Education Advocacy February 1, 2017“The secret in education lies in respecting the student.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have come a long way since children were warehoused in institutions with no future or a real education. … Continue reading →
- New Project Announcement: The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disabilities® (NCCJD) and The Board Resource Center (BRC) January 26, 2017Building Capacity of Primary Care Providers to Discuss Sexual Violence with Women with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Introduction In September of this year, The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability® (NCCJD) was awarded a one-year grant from The Special Hope … Continue reading →
- The Arc on Commutation for Death Row Inmate Abelardo Arboleda Ortiz In the Final Days of Obama’s Presidency January 18, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc commends President Obama for commuting Abelardo Arboleda Ortiz’s sentence from death to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Mr. Ortiz’s diagnosis of intellectual disability should have ruled out the death penalty per a … Continue reading →
- Justice For Abelardo Arboleda Ortiz In the Final Days of a Presidency January 18, 2017By Shira Wakschlag | Director, Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel for The Arc “In this case, the pursuit of justice was a team effort, and The Arc was a leading player. At every step of the way, from the … Continue reading →