OREGON REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION
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ORA is the hub of the disability community...

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We provide education, training, growth opportunities, and consulting...

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Because we care deeply about the lives of individuals with disabilities...

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NW Conference on Professional Development in Disability Services

The NW Conference, presented by Oregon Rehabilitation Association, is the premier regional event for professional development in disability services. October 22-24, 2014 Eugene Hilton & Conference Center  Contact Vicki Devlin to register 503-585-3337 or vdevlin@oregonrehabilitation.org This educational conference brings national and regional experts, together with leaders and staff from service provider organizations.  It is the perfect blend […]

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Employment First: Butler Automotive Group

It started with a lunch, and turned into a great business relationship. Chuck and Linda Butler, founders of Butler Automotive Group, attended fundraising lunches at Medford-based Living Opportunities for several years. Living Opportunities is a nonprofit organization that provides employment services, supported living services, a working art studio, and behavioral consultation services for individuals with intellectual and developmental […]

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ORA Website: New Design, New Features Part 2

Thank you for taking the time to check out ORA’s new website. So far, people seem to really like the new design. If you haven’t already given me your feedback, I’m anxious to hear what you think! I’ll be writing articles for the next few weeks highlighting some of the site’s new features. This time, […]

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Speaker Feature: John Lipscomb

ORA would like to introduce John Lipscomb as one of our NW Conference presenters. John Lipscomb was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Keystone Alliance and its four Affiliate organizations in October 2009. John also serves as CEO for Glenkirk, Keystone Foundation and Keystone Enterprises and retains his CEO position at Search. The Keystone […]

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I’M IN TO HIRE – Join the awareness campaign

Founded by Best Buddies International and rooted in the key findings of the groundbreaking 2014 Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) report, “Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,” I’M IN TO HIRE aims to unify the voices of employers and employees alike in support of hiring the 85% of people with developmental disabilities who do […]

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Resources for Individuals with Disabilities Interested in Self-Employment

Disability.gov’s has a website full of resources for individuals with disabilities and their job coaches to guide them through the option of self-employment. On the site, you will find quick links which include: 20 Questions to ask before starting a business Financing your business The U.S. Small Business Administration‘s link to entrepreneur resources for people […]

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Adaptive Design Association: Among the Giants

This Cory Tomascoff film short tells the story of the Adaptive Design Association through the compelling experiences of  Tamara Morgan, a woman with osteogenisis imperfecta. and Raven DeSayles, a second-grader with caudal regression syndrome. The film premiered in New York City in June 2009 and has been screened at over 15 film festivals across the […]

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QRF Showcase Bigger and Better Than Ever

Nearly 150 people crowded into Cascade Hall at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Oct. 8 for the Fall Procurement Workshop / QRF Showcase, presented jointly by ORA and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS). The day capped many months of careful planning and preparation, evident in both the turnout and quality of the event. […]

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ORA’s Website: New Design, New Features

Thank you for visiting our new website! In addition to its fresh look, the new design allows us to do some things that we couldn’t do on the old site. In the coming weeks I’ll be highlighting some of the site’s new features. This week, I want to draw your attention to our classified ad […]

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Opening New Doors – 2014 Transformation Showcase and Open House

TVW and its community partners invite you to join them for an open house in celebration of the opening of another door of opportunity for community integrated employment services on Thursday, October 30th 2:30pm – 5pm at 6615 SE Alexander Street in Hillsboro.  More information: Transformation Showcase (Chamber flyer) 1 (more…)

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Oregon Rehabilitation Association joins with many of our member providers in a celebration of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) as cited in a proclamation from the President. We are dedicated to employment services that value diversity and provide the broadest array of options consistent with person centered planning. Our members are working […]

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