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.
Dear Friends, The Arc Oregon Board of Directors would like to announce a big change within the organization. Following a great deal of discussion, the Board determined that The Arc…
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…
- The Arc Responds to House Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act November 16, 2017“We vehemently oppose this bill and the threats it poses to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities” Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: … Continue reading →
- Forging New Friendships through Community Service November 16, 2017Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. -Martin Luther King, Jr. Inclusive volunteering gives … Continue reading →
- The Arc Brings Disability Perspective to Police-Led Hate Crimes Advisory Committee November 13, 2017Since 2013, The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability® (NCCJD®) has served as a bridge between the disability and law enforcement communities, and is the first-of-its-kind national clearinghouse for information and training on the topic of people with … Continue reading →
- The 2018 Congressional Budget and Tax Cuts – What It Could Mean for People with Disabilities and What We Must Do October 30, 2017This year’s Congressional budget process is particularly important for people with disabilities and their families. The recently-passed House and Senate fiscal year 2018 budgets set overall spending and revenue targets for the next 10 years. But beyond this basic function, … Continue reading →
- The Arc Condemns Federal Immigration Detainment of Rosamaria Hernandez October 27, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to the detainment of Rosamaria Hernandez, a ten-year-old child with cerebral palsy, who was stopped by federal immigration officials on her way to the hospital for emergency surgery, and … Continue reading →
- Congress Must Reauthorize CHIP Now with Bipartisan Support for Funding October 27, 2017The Arc supports the House of Representatives’ bipartisan policy agreement to extend the funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP is critical to providing health insurance to over 9 million children in the United States and has helped … Continue reading →
- The Arc and the Walmart Foundation: A Successful Year in Assisting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Find Jobs in the Community October 27, 2017A year ago, The Arc announced the exciting news that it had been awarded $245,000 by the Walmart Foundation to support workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enter the workforce. The Arc@Work, The Arc’s employment program, quickly got … Continue reading →
- Health Care Open Enrollment October 27, 20172018 Open Enrollment: November 1, 2017 Open enrollment begins December 15, 2017 Open enrollment ends January 1, 2018 Coverage begins If you’re uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the open enrollment period is the time to visit healthcare.gov … Continue reading →
- Community Matters for ALL October 24, 2017By: Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The Arc of the United States What is important to YOU about community living? Share your story! During the recent fights to save the Medicaid program from devastating cuts and fundamental restructuring, the … Continue reading →
- Boston University Sargent College and The Arc of the United States Approved for $50,000 Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute October 24, 2017(Boston) – Jessica Kramer, assistant professor of occupational therapy at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation: Sargent College and The Arc of the United States have been approved for a $50,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute … Continue reading →