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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.

  • This June, Help the Men in Your Life Be Healthier June 24, 2016
    In June, we celebrate Men’s Health Month and encourage men of all ages with disabilities to learn more about preventable health problems and to practice good health habits. Why raise awareness about men’s health? According to the Movember Foundation, around … Continue reading →
  • 2015 – A Year in ABLE June 24, 2016
    This month, states are beginning to launch ABLE Act programs and some people with disabilities can now take advantage of this new opportunity to build assets while preserving eligibility for means-tested federal benefits.  Let’s take a look at what’s happened … Continue reading →
  • The Arc’s Center for Future Planning™ Launches Financial Literacy Training for Low-Income Families with Children with Disabilities June 20, 2016
    Washington, DC – The Arc’s Center for Future Planning™ is pleased to announce it has received a $200,000 two-year grant from the MetLife Foundation.  This funding will be dedicated toward developing a new financial literacy training program for families that … Continue reading →
  • Federal Agency Committed to Hiring, and Promoting, Employees with Disabilities June 15, 2016
    Eighty-five percent of working-age individuals with disabilities are either unemployed or underemployed. Of the 15% that are employed, only half are working in inclusive jobs in the community. Fortunately, new government regulations are focused on changing these grim statistics. A … Continue reading →
  • The Arc of Delaware Reaches Fair Housing Settlement June 9, 2016
    Washington, DC – The Arc of Delaware and its counsel Relman, Dane & Colfax, The Arc of the United States, and Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. are thrilled to announce the recent settlement of The Arc of Delaware’s disability discrimination … Continue reading →
  • Statement from Julie Petty, Loretta Claiborne, Ricardo Thornton and Frank Stephens June 8, 2016
    On June 6, 2016, a group of self-advocate leaders met with Gary Owen to discuss offensive content in his Showtime comedy special “I Agree With Myself”. Statement from Julie Petty, Loretta Claiborne, Ricardo Thornton and Frank Stephens: Today, Julie Petty … Continue reading →
  • Roll the Vote June 6, 2016
    I am an individual with a disability, diverse needs, and I am also civically engaged and politically active. I’ve discovered that it is nearly impossible for me to shy away from my civic duties and the issues that affect me … Continue reading →
  • Zika – We All Have Skin in This Game June 6, 2016
    Some public health crises capture our attention more than others.  A few years back, the phones were ringing off the hook on Capitol Hill about Ebola.  But not so for the Zika virus, we are hearing from Congressional offices.  Is … Continue reading →
  • Blaze a Trail to Future Planning May 27, 2016
    In 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, 2016
    May 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 →