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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- No Rest for the Weary: Hurricane Harvey and Its Effects on People with Disabilities in Beaumont, Texas October 17, 2017by Hannah Colletti, The Arc of Greater Beaumont The flooding in Beaumont was unprecedented. Slowly, one by one, different sections of the city took on water. Some flooded during the days of seemingly ceaseless rain. Others flooded days after the … Continue reading →
- President Trump Moves to Destabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) October 16, 2017The Arc is deeply disappointed by two recent initiatives of the Trump Administration regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The first is the Administration’s decision to end cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments, a decision which will be devastating to the … Continue reading →
- The Arc Responds to President Trump’s Health Care Executive Order “Extremely dangerous for people with disabilities” October 12, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States “President Trump, through the new Executive Order “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United … Continue reading →
- Parents and Advocates Sue State of Georgia Over Separate and Unequal Education for Thousands of Students with Disabilities October 11, 2017Parents of Children with Disabilities, The Georgia Advocacy Office, The Center for Public Representation, The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, The Arc, DLA Piper LLP, and The Goodmark Firm File Class Action Lawsuit Against State of Georgia ATLANTA, GA … Continue reading →
- National Disability Employment Month: Push for Progress October 10, 2017By: Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The Arc of the United States. October marks National Disability Employment Month – it’s a time to reflect on the progress of making employment for people with disabilities a reality, and to push … Continue reading →
- October 6, 2017 – The Arc’s Statement on House Passage of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget October 9, 2017Washington, DC – Federal budgets lay out the Nation’s priorities for spending and revenue for the decade ahead. The one passed this week by the House of Representatives reflects priorities that can do real and lasting harm to people with … Continue reading →
- The Arc and Baymont Inn & Suites – A Welcoming Partnership for Job Seekers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The Billy Jake Story October 2, 2017At the end of 2016, The Arc@Work launched a nationwide partnership with Baymont Inn & Suites. Through this initiative, The Arc@Work is helping individual hotels fill the brand-new Hometown Host position. The Hometown Host ensures guests feel at home and … Continue reading →
- The Arc’s Statement on the Tax Reform Outline September 29, 2017The outline for tax reform released by the White House and leaders from two Congressional committees this week is long on promises and short on details. What is clear, however, is that this plan will rapidly deplete our federal revenues, … Continue reading →
- Attack on SSI: House Approves Cutting Off Basic Income for Adults with Disabilities and Seniors September 28, 2017Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 244 to 171 to revive a failed former policy that cuts off Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for certain people with disabilities and seniors. The legislation targets SSI recipients with … Continue reading →
- Disability Rights Protected Again: The Arc on Senate Not Voting on Graham-Cassidy This Week September 26, 2017Washington, DC – The Arc released the following statement following news that the United States Senate would not hold a vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal. This was the sixth attempt this year by Congress to repeal the Affordable … Continue reading →