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Disability News: Oregon

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2015-12-31 - Health and Disability news story items and articles from Oregon includes medical related press releases news and coming events

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Oregon Office on Disability and Health - Goal is to improve the health and quality of life among Oregonians with disabilities. Oregon Office in Disability and Health prevents secondary conditions in Oregonians with disabilities, improves access to public health programs, and implements effective health promotion and wellness programs for Oregonians with disabilities -

Oregon Disability Resources:

Oregon's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Provide information and referral source on deafness and hearing loss issues; training on deaf awareness and sensitivity, and how to communicate with those with hearing loss; Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and effective communications coordination -

Disability Rights Oregon

As Oregon's designated Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System for more than 30 years, DRO has a unique role: to uphold the legal rights of people with disabilities -

Oregon Commission for the Blind

Mission is to assist blind Oregonians in making informed choices and decisions to achieve full inclusion and integration in society through employment, independent living, and social self sufficiency -

Brain Injury Association of Oregon

Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy -

Oregon School for the Deaf

All students enrolled at the Oregon School for the Deaf are entitled to the best education that our resources can provide -

Statistics: Oregon Disability

  • There are an estimated 549,000 people in Oregon over the age of five who have a form of disability.
  • Approximately 96,000 people, or 2.9% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside of their homes.
  • There are around 301,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and around 126,000 people with disabilities in Oregon who are employed.
  • Around 22,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 154,000 are currently not in the workforce.
Latest Oregon Publications
1 - Oregon Settlement Regarding Intellectual & Developmental Disability Employment - U.S. Department of Justice.
2 - Proposed ADA Settlement Agreement on Oregon Developmental Disabilities System - The U.S. Justice Department.
3 - Interactive Map for Oregon Anglers with Disabilities - Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
4 - Oregon Creation to Help Patients with Advanced Illness - Oregon Health & Science University.
5 - Amputee Fired Because of Disability - Newberg, Oregon - EEOC.
6 - Oregon Special Education Child Count 2008-09 Statistics - Oregon Department of Education.
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