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.
- Blaze a Trail to Future Planning May 27, 2016In the spirit of this year’s Older Americans Month theme, “Blaze a Trail,” The Arc recognizes the many parents of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who fought for decades to raise their children at home, to realize their … Continue reading →
- The Arc’s Letter to Gary Owen on his Comments Offensive to People with Disabilities May 19, 2016May 12, 2016 Dear Mr. Owen, I am writing in regard to your Showtime Special “Agree with Myself” and its flagrant mockery of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). As the nation’s largest organization serving and advocating with and … Continue reading →
- Proposed Ban of Electrical Stimulation Devices An Overdue Step Forward for Dignity and Respect for People with Disabilities May 19, 2016By: Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy Every behavior is a form of communication. This is a truth that must be remembered, as we advocate for the civil rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Even self-injurious or aggressive … Continue reading →
- Senate Acts on Zika Funding; The Arc Urges House to Step Up May 18, 2016Washington, DC – With a new public health threat on the horizon for our country, yesterday the U.S. Senate finally acted to provide some of the funding necessary to address the Zika virus. With repurposed funding running out and summer … Continue reading →
- DOL Releases New Overtime Final Rule-Including Non-Enforcement for Some Medicaid Providers May 18, 2016By: Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy The Department of Labor released the much anticipated final Overtime rule today, with the an effective date of December 1, 2016. Along with the rule, DOL announced a non-enforcement policy for providers of Medicaid-funded … Continue reading →
- Remembering Adonis Reddick May 16, 2016It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Adonis Reddick passed away last week. Adonis was an amazing and powerful advocate and we will remember him as a dear friend to The Arc. Adonis was a powerhouse when … Continue reading →
- The Arc’s Letter to Showtime on Offensive Comedy Special May 10, 2016May 6, 2016 Mr. David Nevins President and Chief Executive Officer Showtime Networks Inc. Dear Mr. Nevins, I am writing in regard to Gary Owen’s Showtime Special “I Agree with Myself” and its flagrant mockery of people with intellectual and … Continue reading →
- Pathways to Justice™ Grants Awarded for 2016-2017 May 10, 2016This month, six chapters of The Arc each received a $2,000 Pathways to Justice™ grant from The Arc of the U.S. Funded by DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, The Pathways to Justice program was initiated in 2013 by The Arc’s … Continue reading →
- Financial Capability Creates Independence April 20, 2016By Robin Shaffert, Senior Executive Officer, Individual & Family Support, The Arc One of the four goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act is economic self-sufficiency. Yet, far too many people with disabilities continue to live in poverty. In 2015, … Continue reading →
- Will There Ever Be Justice for Jenna? April 18, 2016by Mary Clayton My daughter, Jenna, is a 26-year old woman with Down syndrome, and she is also a sexual assault survivor. On June 11, 2013, I discovered bruising just above her pubic hairline. The next day, I took Jenna … Continue reading →