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 Responds to Execution of Ledell Lee in Arkansas: “A dark day for justice.” April 27, 2017Washington, DC – On April 20, the state of Arkansas carried out the execution of Ledell Lee, ignoring the pleas of advocates and legal experts across the country. The Arc had urged Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to commute this death … Continue reading →
- School Privatization – What is Happening, and Should We be Concerned? April 26, 2017By Annie Acosta, Director of Fiscal and Family Support Policy Social media is abuzz over a bill that would largely wipe out federal support for our current public elementary and secondary education system and replace it with vouchers for private … Continue reading →
- The Arc on the Reintroduction of ABLE Act Improvement Bills April 24, 2017By: Mike Nagel, Program Associate Eight members of Congress have re-introduced three bipartisan bills to make improvements to the Stephen J. Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. These bills, listed below, are similar to three bills introduced … Continue reading →
- RE: Clemency for Ledell Lee April 19, 2017Dear Governor Hutchinson: I write on behalf of The Arc of the United States (The Arc) to urge you to commute the death sentence of Ledell Lee pending a full clinical evaluation to determine whether Mr. Lee has an intellectual … Continue reading →
- The Arc Applauds Supreme Court’s Decisive Rejection of Texas’ “Wholly Nonclinical,” “Outlier” Standards in Determining Intellectual Disability March 30, 2017By: Shira Wakschlag, Director of Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel Ariel Simms, Criminal Justice Attorney Fellow In decisively rejecting these “Briseno factors,” the Court embraces the standards-based approach in determining intellectual disability for which The Arc has long advocated. … Continue reading →
- Stories make us stronger: Please share yours through the 2017 FINDS survey March 29, 2017By: Amie Lulinski, PhD, FAAIDD Director, Research and Evaluation Data comes in a variety of forms: charts, graphs, spreadsheets, reports, articles. No matter the shape it takes, data tells a story. Those stories play a powerful role in advocacy through … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds to The House Pulling Vote on The American Health Care Act March 27, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following the House of Representatives pulling the vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “We are pleased that this dangerous piece of legislation is not being considered on the House … Continue reading →
- Urge Congress to Vote No on the American Health Care Act March 24, 2017Urge Congress to Vote No on the American Health Care Act. The House of Representatives is planning to vote today on the American Health Care Act. The vote is expected to be very close. Late last night, the House added … Continue reading →
- The Arc Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Special Education Case: “The IDEA Demands More” March 23, 2017By: Shira Wakschlag, Director of Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel On Wednesday, in the second major win for students with disabilities and their families before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, the Court issued a unanimous decision in the … Continue reading →
- What are the 5 Worst Things About the ACA Repeal Bill? March 20, 2017Recently the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Ways and Means Committee passed legislation to cut Medicaid and repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This bill is moving fast, and we expect the House to vote on … Continue reading →