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Top News & Updates

GoWise PowerPoint presentation on Employment Training

This powerpoint will provide answers to the “What, Why, When, Who and How of Employment Training”. Employment Training Who, What, When 5.29.15 (more…)

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NW Conference – Speaker Profile

They’re baaaaack! The NADSP team of Joe Macbeth and John Raffaele will expand on skills for DSPs. New this year, training for DSPs on professional communication, person centered documentation and portfolio development, and targeted sessions for management including the NADSP Code of Ethics Encounter for management and much more. Have you registered yet? Click here […]

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VR Gives Opportunity to Review Authority to Work Policy

Vocational Rehabilitation seeks input on the proposed Authority to Work Policy. All input will be reviewed. Where appropriate, the policy will be modified or refined. The comment period begins Monday, July 20, 2015 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015. The proposed policy is posted on the agency website at: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/ . […]

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Message from Statewide Employment First Coordinator – Mike Maley

July 17, 2015 Selena Mitchell wasn’t sure what she wanted to do for a job, but she was certain about what she did not want to do:  “I do not want to do janitorial work ever again,” Selena said. “I learned what kinds of jobs would fit me, what I would like to do,” Selena […]

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Employment System Changes Forum

You are invited to join Marion County DD Services, State of Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Rehabilitation Program providers and brokerages in this Q&A Forum regarding recent and upcoming changes with the Employment First Initiative on July 21 5:30- 7:30 pm at Keizer Community Center 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer, Oregon. Employment Forum flyer (more…)

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Message from Statewide Employment First Coordinator – Mike Maley

July 6, 2015   Note: A new Frequently Asked Questions document for providers/CCDPs/brokerages around the July 1, 2015 policy on no new entries is available: http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/employment/employment-first/Documents/FAQ-ShelteredWorkshops-Providers.pdf I have some news to share this week in regards to statewide efforts around increasing job opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). In advance of the Employment […]

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AAIDD Updates

Upcoming Conference and Events!   ANCOR & AAIDD Technology Summit & Showcase October 16, 2015 in Denver, CO at Omni Interlocken Hotel Registration now open. AAIDD members receive a significant discount on registration. Global Summit on Innovations in Health and IDD – co-sponsored by the Health and Wellness Action Group of AAIDD July 27-29, 2015 in Los Angeles, […]

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Weekly ODDS Status Report – June 26, 2015

In March I gave you a brief update of where we are with the new Department of Labor (DOL) Regulations. Since then, ODDS and APD have been working diligently with stakeholders to determine our best course of action in regards to these new regulations. Background: In 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a […]

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Message from Statewide Employment First Coordinator – Mike Maley

June 26, 2015 From: Mike Maley, Statewide Employment First Coordinator Re: Employment First: Ad campaign launched! Thanks to those who were able to join the Employment First webinar last week on the launch of the I Work We Succeed ad campaign. For those who couldn’t join the webinar, we have posted it online. Attached you will […]

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2015 July Quarterly Membership Meeting

July 15-17, 2015 at the Inn at the Commons Join us for our Annual ORA Excellence Awards Ceremony and Luncheon Thursday July 16th. Followed by the ever-popular Hellgate Jetboat Excursion down the Rogue River which includes dinner. You must add your registration for the Jetboat separately. Cost for the Jetboat Excursion is adults $70.00, children ages 4-11  $47.00 […]

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