WE ENVISION a state where all people from all the diverse populations of Oregon:
Are valued equally
Have the same legal and human rights
Have self-determination, choice and control over their own lives
Are included in community life
Have the supports they need to live healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives
Oregon Consortium of Family NetworksThe Oregon Consortium of Family Networks (OCFN) facilitates opportunities for families to connect with other families in an organic and fun way and by thinking creatively to support them in accessing and creating resources in the community. OCFN was 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. Autism Awareness Learn more about your child's development and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education services in your area. Inclusive Child Care Program 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 Oregon Helps! An online tool that helps Oregonians get assistance such as food stamps, health care, and subsidized housing and is available in multiple languages. Oregon County Developmental Disabilities Programs Click on the link above to find services in your county. POLICY STATEMENTS Council Policy Statements The Council develops policy statements regarding key areas that impact people with developmental disabilities and their families.Learn more... DHS "Employment First" Policy 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.
New Family Network Contracts Awarded!
We are excited to announce DHS and OCDD have awarded two additional contracts in our efforts to expand Family Networks across Oregon!
Starting this month, Families Engaging and Thriving Together (FEATT) will be launching its brand new Family Network in Douglas County. Family and Community Together (FACT) will be expanding west into Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook and Lincoln Counties. They will also be expanding their current efforts in Hood River and Wasco Counties.
These contracts represent greater support for families raising children under 18 with disabilities in Oregon and our continued commitment to support families in ways that encourage family empowerment, high expectations, and lives in community.
You can contact FEATT by mail at PO Box 309, Roseburg, OR 97470. When their website is up and running, we'll let you know!Find out more about the FACT Family Network by visiting www.FACTOregon.org
We believe that with high expectations, opportunities, appropriate support and the right job match, people with developmental disabilities can successfully work and contribute to their communities. It’s time for all of us to raise our expectations about what is possible.
2014 IDD Champion Award Winners
Molly Elliot:Molly has demonstrated a passion and dedication to assisting people with developmental disabilities to lead full, productive, and self-determined lives.
Ruth Morris:Ruth is a pioneer in Oregon’s Self-Advocacy movement.She is a mentor to others and is being recognized for her tireless advocacy for herself and other people with developmental disabilities.
Marilee Bell:Marilee has demonstrated significant leadership, advocacy, and guidance to others in her work on behalf of individuals and families experiencing developmental disabilities. She has provided over 35 years of service to our community and is well loved and respected among her peers.
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.
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!
The Oregon Disability Network helps you keep up with opportunities, events, and news for the DD community.Visit the Oregon Disability Network Web Site View the latest GO! Bulletin Members and Staff Only Login To view our featured publication, click on the image