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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

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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 […]

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NW Conference Speaker Feature

Chris Brandt  ORA would like to introduce Chris Brandt as one of our NW Conference presenters. This year she will be speaking on Transformation and Overcoming Barriers. Her presentations would be excellent resources for Employment programs who are embarking on transforming their current workshop or employment settings. Bring your staff and come learn some new […]

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NW Conference Speaker Feature

Joseph M. Macbeth and John Raffaele In honor of DSP week, we want to take a moment to remind everyone of the all-day DSP training being offered at the NW Conference. Every DSP deserves to participate in this invigorating, fun, and insightful training by two dynamic gentlemen. Let us introduce them to you! Joseph M. […]

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Take Action for Direct Support Professionals

ACTION ALERT: Take Action for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) This DSP Week Tell Congress Workforce Funding Matters. Direct Support Professionals Matter. Funding Matters. While that seems obvious, the simple fact is that state rate structures across the country do not recognize the costs of ensuring a quality, stable direct support workforce. Do you have just […]

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NADSP September 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 […]

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Oregon Proclaims September 7-13 as DSP Week

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! Quote From Joe Macbeth Direct […]

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Benefits and Employment 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 […]

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Works of Heart Nominations Are Open

Please don’t forget to nominate one or more direct support professionals from your organization for the Works of Heart Award that will be presented at this year’s NW Conference. Each year the conference spotlights 20 staff from around Oregon who are outstanding in their field. They “work from the heart” They get it! They represent […]

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QRF Showcase October 8, 2014

The QRF Showcase will be held again this year on October 8. 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. This daylong training event promises to draw over 100 local and state public agency buyers from throughout western […]

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Autism Research for Adults

Does your organization have anyone interested in participating in an autism spectrum research project? See the message below from a University of Wisconsin-Madison student for details.  I am writing to request your assistance for a research project for adults on the autism spectrum. I am a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducting IRB-approved […]

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DHS Townhall Meetings

Planning for Safety, Health and Independence in Your Community You are invited to provide input and feedback to the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) on our priorities and strategic direction for 2015-17 and beyond in the following areas: Child Welfare, Aging and People with Disabilities, Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services, Self Sufficiency Programs (SNAP, TANF, ERDC), […]

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