NW Conference on Professional Development in Disability Services

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.

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. 

DHS Townhall Meetings

Planning for Safety, Health and Independence inYour 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), Vocational Rehabilitation, DHS agency operations, and other human services issues. Our community outreach this summer has two goals: first, to report on progress toward our long-term goals and strategic efforts as an organization; and second, get your thoughts and ideas as we plan for the next two years of work. Join DHS Director Erinn Kelley-Siel and members of the DHS Executive Team for an informative presentation and lively discussion about where the agency is today and where we are going in the next two years and beyond. Please forward this message to others who may be interested.


Wednesday, July 30

Portland – Portland

Community College (Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

RSVP to: [email protected] subject line Portland


White House Announces New Posts to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Pearl Buck Center Featured in Register-Guard Article

July Quarterly

ORA July Quarterly Membership and Annual Awards Meeting

July 16-18 at Mt. Bachelor Village, Bend


ORA Quarterly to start on Wednesday July 16th at 3:00-5:00 with ODDS Panel - Please note the schedule change


The July Quarterly will be held at the Mt. Bachelor Village, 19717 Mount Bachelor Drive, Bend, Oregon. An ODDS Panel will start off the event and include Trisha Baxter, Interim Director of ODDS, Eleshia Ledridge ReBAR Manager, Marilee Bell will be back to update members on the status of the One ISP process, Darlene O'Keefe, ODDS QA Manager and Chelas Kronenberg will address system quality issues and current/pending Rule changes.


For those of you who are still confused about what the Plan of Care (POC) means for you, Julie Harrison from ODDS will be joining us on Thursday afternoon from 3:30 to 5pm to provide an overview and answer questions.

Pathway receives Grant from U.S. Bank

LEAD Webinar: Connecting Job Seekers with Disabilities and Federal Contractors

Medicaid Managed Care and Its Implications on Employment Services

The National Center on Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities (LEAD), has archived a 1 ½ hour webinar providing an overview of Medicaid Managed Care and its potential implications on employment services as well as discussing how stakeholders can influence the process.

Youtube Webinar Archive

Upcoming Webinar: New CMS Regulation on HCBS Settings: Implications for Employment Services 
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 - 12pm-1:30pm. 

Register Here


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