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 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 →
- The Arc on the ACA: “For People with Disabilities This is a Matter of Health, Independence, and So Much More” January 12, 2017Washington, DC – As the U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution that begins the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), The Arc released the following statement and background information on why the law is critical for people with … Continue reading →
- The Arc Reacts to Charges Filed in Brutal Beating of Chicago Teen with Reported Cognitive Disabilities January 5, 2017Washington, DC – In reaction to the news that a Chicago area teenager with reported cognitive disabilities was brutally beaten by four assailants while being held captive over the weekend, The Arc released the following statement: “The charges fit the … Continue reading →
- The Arc Applauds Federal Government’s finalizing of Hiring Rule Focusing on People with Disabilities January 5, 2017Washington, DC – Earlier this week, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published regulations to finalize how federal agencies will comply with their legal obligation to be proactive in hiring individuals with disabilities. This regulation, commonly known as the … Continue reading →
- Two Small Words Bring Meaningful Change for Special Needs Trusts December 21, 2016By Marty Ford The enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255) on December 13 brought with it a very short but meaningful provision for people with disabilities. By adding only two words (”the individual”) to an existing statute, … Continue reading →
- Robert Perske: A Celebration of Life Delivered at his Memorial Service December 21, 2016By Quincy S. Abbot, Friend and Past National President of The Arc Bob was one of the humblest of men and also one of the most outspoken of men when urging that individuals with intellectual disabilities have the right to … Continue reading →
- A Little Age, A Lot of Perspective December 14, 2016Jill Vaught, Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana Foundation It’s not very often that I’m happy to be reminded of how old I am. Today I was. You see, I grew up at a time when people with disabilities … Continue reading →
- From 1959 to Today, Workers Still Need Paid Leave December 12, 2016By Robin Shaffert, Senior Executive Officer, Individual and Family Support, The Arc Among my grandmother’s papers was a letter dated May 28, 1959, from her employer, the New York retailer Franklin Simon, informing her, “Due to the fact that your … Continue reading →
- The Arc’s Responds To Chicago Tribune Series on Deaths, Abuse and Neglect in Illinois: “A Wakeup Call for Investment, Reform, and Better Wages” December 5, 2016The Chicago Tribune has recently released news articles detailing the systemic problems in Illinois that have led to cases of death, abuse, and neglect of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of the United States released the following … Continue reading →