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ABLE Savings

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 and invest for the future without impacting state and federal benefits.

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Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Safe, affordable, and appropriate housing is a key part of everyone’s success. Yet, there is not affordable housing for Oregonians experiencing IDD. This makes it harder for people with IDD to have a job, friends, and a life as a member of their community. It also means:

  • People with IDD are living in places they may not want to live or places that are unsafe.
  • Some people are being supported in places that are more expensive than if they were supported in their own home or apartment.
  • For children with IDD, as families create a vision for their child’s life in community, it becomes difficult to make that a reality without true community housing options when the child becomes an adult.

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Legislative Highlights

Legislative Highlights

Wait. Didn’t we just talk to legislators about saving children’s DD services? Yes, but a budget note in the Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) budget directs ODDS to cut an additional $12 million from its budget. If ODDS cannot, then it directs ODDS to look at changing eligibility for DD services.

Along with a plan to cut as much of the $12 million as possible, ODDS unveiled a plan this week that will cap how many children can receive DD services – and gives legislators the option to start counting family income when looking at Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability eligibility.

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Medicaid Issues

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. 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.

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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