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National Core Indicators Survey

The National
Core Indicators (NCI) Project

Oregon is one of 48 states participating in the NCI project, which uses surveys to help state developmental disability (DD) service agencies measure their own performance.  Data from NCI surveys are compiled into user-friendly reports for each state. Nationally, states and DD system stakeholders use NCI data to improve their state DD service systems.

The NCI project is a collaboration between OCDD, the Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU).

  • ODDS coordinates with NCI to implement the project each year;
  • The UCEDD implements the face-to-face survey with adults receiving DD services; and
  • OCDD receives the mailed family surveys and enters responses into a national data base.

Finally, the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) compiles the data into user-friendly reports for each state. Read previous Oregon NCI data reports on the NCI website.

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DD Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

This year, we held a photo rally on social media.  We asked the community to share a photos of people with developmental disabilities enjoying community life alongside a friend, co-worker, sibling, family member or other member of their community. We posted photos with a note and hashtag #BetterTogether18 on the OCDD Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.  If you’d like to see 2018 photos, go to our social media pages and search #BetterTogether18.

Chair and Vice Chair, Monica Cox and Daniel Alrick #BetterTogether18!

Order Transition Guides

Planning My Way to Work Transition Guide

Are you (or someone you know) a student or adult with disabilities looking for a job?

Planning My Way to Work is a guide designed to help students and adults navigate services and community resources, both during the transition from school to work and in adult life. Place your order for one or more copies of the manual in English, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese. We’ll mail your order for free!

The guide includes 10 sections of helpful information for students and adults with disabilities, families, teachers, service coordinators, personal agents, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other members of a person’s planning team.

Oregon ABLE Accounts

Oregon ABLE Savings Plans are available!

An Oregon ABLE Savings Plan is a way for Oregonians with disabilities and their families to save for eligible expenses, invest for the future and without impacting state and federal benefits. Learn more…

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to advance social and policy change so that people with developmental disabilities, their families and communities may live, work, play, and learn together. Our vision is that all communities welcome and value people with disabilities and their families.

Guiding Principles and Beliefs

1. We believe disability is a natural part of the human experience.

2. We believe people with developmental disabilities and their families...

Define their own families and sources of support.

Are successful when they make informed choices and control their lives.

Are most effective when they work together for social and policy change.

Are more likely to succeed when we expect them to succeed.

3. We believe communities...

Are welcoming when everyone is valued.

Are better when members act together.

Thrive when everyone contributes.

4. We believe support service systems are most effective when...

Families are supported to raise children in stable and loving homes.

People are supported to live the lives they want in their communities.

Supports are based on individual strengths, goals and community.

They are accountable to the people they serve.


OCDD: Live TogetherWork TogetherLearn TogetherBetter Together

OCDD works toward a world where all communities welcome and value people with disabilities and their families.

Our Stories

People with disabilities are at the heart of OCDD’s mission and work. Watch the videos below to see how these talented Oregonians contribute to the communities where we all live, work, and play.

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