The Inclusive Child Care Program supports access to child care and inclusive child care opportunities for children with diverse abilities and needs.
Inclusive Child Care Publications
An online tool that helps Oregonians get assistance such as food stamps, health care, and subsidized housing and is available in multiple languages.
Click on the link above to find services in your county.
The Council develops policy statements regarding key areas that impact people with developmental disabilities and their families.
As part of the DD Employment Task Force, the Council was involved in advocating for the adoption of a policy regarding Employment of Working Age Adults. Click here to view a PDF of the policy.
Save the Date!
March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. We invite you to join us on March 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM as we celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month at the Oregon State Capitol.
February 21, 2014
2013 Consumer Satisfaction Survey
Each year, the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities conducts a brief survey to measure consumer satisfaction with activities, projects, and programs that the Council sponsors or co-sponsors. The results of the survey will be included in the Council's annual report to the federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD). Your input will also help the Council plan for the coming year. This survey will close November 15, 2013. If you need this survey in an alternative format please call (503) 945-9941 or toll free at (800) 292-4154. Take the survey now.
Oregon Consortium of Family Networks - presented during the 2013 "Shaping Supports to Fit the Person" conference in Corvallis. View their presentation here.
Winspread Report - The report outlines recommendations for advancing a national agenda on supporting families with a member with intellectual or developmental disability.
2013 IDD Champion Award Winners
Angela Martinez: We present you with this award for your passion and dedication in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. You have directly impacted the lives of many individuals, and through their successes, you will impact the lives of countless others.
Molly Holsapple: We present you with this award for your years of dedication, vision and passion in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. You helped Oregon build a system that sets high expectations for individuals, and supports them on their path to reaching those expectations.
National Core Indicators (NCI)
Oregon is one of 35 states participating in the National Core Indicators (NCI) survey this year. This survey is used in many states to find out how effectively services and supports help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have good lives.
You may be asked to help us by participating in this survey. A report about how well Oregon is doing will be available to the public in January 2014, which will help us in our policy-making and advocacy efforts.
Read more about the national NCI project here: http://www.nationalcoreindicators.org/
Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition
Bringing together self-advocates in Oregon to speak with a strong unified voice on issues that affect people with developmental disabilities and supporting local self-advocacy groups to take action in their own communities. Join Now!
Full Council: August 16, 2013
TGo to www.oregonddcoalition.org
for more information about other trainings sponsored by the Direct Supports Training program coming to your area.
Learn more about your child's development and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education services in your area.
In response to the issues of the rapidly growing population of children and adults identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Oregon the Governor has issued an executive order creating the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Learn more about the Commission.
The state is assessing the support needs of all individuals receiving 24-hour developmental disability services. The assessments are conducted through interviews that will determine how much funding each individual will receive in the future for services and supports. The Council is working with the state to help prepare individuals and families for their assessment interviews.Learn more...
January 23, 1952 - June 17, 2011
"My name is Judy Cunio. I have been the Self Advocate Coordinator for OCDD for 11 years and I have seen many changes in the Self Advocacy Movement over the years. I have been involved in some kind of advocacy off and on for almost 40 years. I grew up with Cerebral Palsy at a time when there was no advocating for people with disabilities. In fact I was not allowed to go to public school. So we really have come a long way even though at times it doesn't feel that way. Sometimes you may feel like giving up but it is more critical now than ever before to advocate for what we need and deserve. Because now more than ever we are in danger of losing many of the things that we have worked so hard for. We have to keep up the good fight. We have had tough times before and we always get through them... It will take work! But anything worth having is worth fighting for. AND WE ARE WORTH IT!!!" -- Judy Cunio
For Judy, betrayed at last by balance
You showed up and never shut up:
A face and voice for the many who
...Lacked your strong stomach for suffering
Through our endless meetings, slowing
Our chatter with your famous lead-in
"But What About....".
What about those locked-up, left-behind
Under-represented, unheard, unseen
Friends of yours (whether you'd met them or not)?
You waved their flag and asked their questions
On councils, commissions, committees, from coast-to-coast
But never lost your cool, your smile a familiar sight
Despite the effort, which you would not let us see,
To keep it there, to remind us we could share
Your strength and courage because
You had enough for all of us.
-Tim Kral 06/17/11