NADSP Training at the NW Conference

In honor of DSP week, we want to take a moment to remind everyone of the all-day DSP training that is being offered at the NW Conference.  Consider sending your DSP's to a day of invigorating, fun and insightful training with two dynamic gentlemen, let us introduce them to you:

ORA September Quarterly Membership Meeting

ORA September Quarterly Membership Meeting-  

QRF Showcase October 8, 2014

As you may have noted, the QRF Showcase will be held again this year on October 8th. This year the event will be held at Cascade Hall, located on the State Fairgrounds in Salem, in conjunction with the DAS Fall Procurement Workshop.

NW Conference on Professional Development in Disability Services

Oregon Rehabilitation proudly presents the 

NW Conference on Professional Development in Disability Services

October 22-24, 2014

Attendees: Register Now!

Sponsor/Exhibitor: Register Here 

ORA Position Paper on Employment

No topic is more discussed in developmental disability services right now than employment. After much deliberation, the Oregon Rehabilitation Association has adopted the following ORA Position Paper on Employment Policy. Our hope is that this paper adds a voice to the ongoing debate that balances both choice and options for people with disabilities. We encourage anyone with an interest in this topic to give it a careful read.

ANCOR UPDATE- Take Action for DSPs


Governor Kitzhaber signs DSP Proclamation

ORA is excited to announce that Governor Kitzhaber proclaims September 7-13 as DSP Week. Governor Kitzhaber joins Governors in Wisconsin, South Dakota, New Jersey, Virginia, Indiana, Montana, Maine, Mississippi, Iowa, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington, Arkansas, Illinois, Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Maryland and Tennessee in recognizing and saluting DSP's everywhere!

Benefits and Employment in 2014 Workshop

ORA is hosting Benefits and Employment in 2014 Workshop which will cover Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and SSI and answer questions about earning significant income AND protecting medical benefits.

  • How will Employment First impact a person's benefit?

  • What is countable earned income?

  • How to manage benefits to avoid the loss of medical benefits.

  • When can work incentives reduce the amount of income SSA counts?

  • How much can a person earn?

Tuesday September 9th 9am - 4pm

Registration $85 on or before September 1st ($120 after).

Limited Discounted Seats for $65 available, Call Julie Sobel 503-585-3337 x310, to see if you qualify

Click here for more information Benefits and Employment Workshop

NADSP Newsletter

Celebrate Direct Support Professionals Week 

September 7 - 13, 2014 

Celebrate DSP Recognition Week

The NADSP is pleased to join ANCOR in recognizing the dedication and accomplishments of outstanding Direct Support Professionals and expressing our appreciation for their vital contribution to communities across the country. ANCOR has generously provided these resources to help you celebrate in your organization and your community.

Webinars Related to DSP Recognition Week

Direct Support Professionals Make a Difference: A Good Afternoon, or a GREAT Life:
NADSP Executive Director, Joe Macbeth, will host this webinar that offers a chance to reflect on the evolving role of Direct Support Professionals and its increasing complexity. Click here to read more.


Sharing DSP Success Stories:
In this webinar, co-hosted by ANCOR and AAIDD, Stephanie Boyle, ANCOR's 2014 National DSP Recognition Award recipient, and 2014 state recipients Kristie Sundheim (WA) and Matthew Kuriloff (NY) will share their stories. Click here to read more.  

ANCOR Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Media Release. 

ANCOR's news release for Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. Please feel free to share this as background with local media outlets.


Works of Heart Nominations

Please don't forget to nominate one or more direct support professionals from your organization for the Works of Heart 


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