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Top News & Updates

Tax time is here!

Publication 907 Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities may assist those you serve in preparing their 2014 Tax Returns. Also remember The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people with disabilities to prepare and electronically file their tax returns. Find a VITA location near you cal 800-906-9887 or click VITA […]

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Save the date!

October 21-22, 2015 Oregon Rehabilitation Association is proud to present the premier regional event for Professional Development in Disability Services. This educational conference brings together national and regional experts, with leader of service provider organizations and staff. It is the perfect blend of indepth skill-building sessions, keynotes from national leaders to detail national trends, and […]

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eXPRS Billing Update

We’d like to bring you up to speed on DHS’s efforts to improve the provider experience billing through eXPRS.  ODDS met with PCL and Albertina Kerr, who volunteered to pilot a spreadsheet upload option as well as discuss format requirements and preferred error messages. The DHS IT team stated test submissions would begin around the […]

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Employment First: Updates on Success Stories for March 27, 2015

When the Employment First team first started reporting on community job success stories for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities back in June 2014, we were happy to hear how many employees, businesses owners and providers were anxious to share their successes with us. Since then, we have traveled the state to do stories about […]

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Raise the Wage Video

Shangri-La has produced a new video demonstrating what a direct support professional (DSP) does during their day and explaining why it is crucial that this workforce receives a boost in pay. (more…)

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ORA to Testify Today Regarding QRFs & Employment

The House Committee on Consumer Protection and Government Effectiveness is holding a public hearing this afternoon on Qualified Rehabilitation Facilities and Employment for Individuals with Disabilities. ORA lobbyist Nan Heim was one of six persons invited to provide testimony regarding the QRF Program and employment.

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5 DAYS LEFT – Register for the April Quarterly today!

FIVE DAYS LEFT UNTIL ROOM BLOCK ENDS! Closes March 15, 2015 Rooms:  King or Double Queen Rooms Single Occupancy $89.00 includes breakfast and one pass to the Garden Double Occupancy $99.00 includes breakfast for two and 2 passes to the Garden CLICK HERE to see the full agenda. REGISTER TODAY! Wednesday afternoon will be all about legislative engagement. ORA has reserved […]

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Behavioral Consultation Update

From Chelas Kronenberg, ODDS Policy Manager This email is intended to clarify the enrollment process and ODDS expectations for agencies who are providing behavioral consultation to individuals outside of their agency; such as individuals receiving supports in-home. Here are the bare bones: If you have a consumer/customer who receives either OR570 or OR310 their provider must be […]

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Details for the process for scheduling an annual assessment

An update from Fred Jabin, ODDS ReBAR Unit As most of you are aware, individuals enrolled in DD services in Oregon are now required to have an annual assessment of needs. The assessment unit has made some significant changes to ensure that everyone receives their annual assessment. Details concerning the plan can be found in […]

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DD Champion Award Winner Announcement!

The Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities is excited to honor our DD Champion Award winners this year, Trisha Baxter, Margaret Theisen and Jim Wrigley! Please join us in congratulating our well deserved award winners.An award presentation will take place for our Champions during our DD Awareness Celebration event tomorrow at 2 PM. The event will […]

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