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Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) is Oregon's Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System.  

We help people who have a disability-related legal issue in Oregon.




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Have you had problems with online colleges?

Is your child receiving shortened school days?

DRO would like to hear from you if your child has shortened school days due to behavioral issues, or if you or someone you know with a disability has had problems with online colleges.

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You can register online (if you have Oregon State ID or Social Security number) or with a paper form (with another form of ID such as pay stub or utility bill).


 Disability Rights Connection

The latest news from Disability Rights Oregon. Also be sure to click here to check our Calendar of Events!

Debate over forced mental health treatment
This NPR talk show sets out the national debate on mental health. It includes sponsors of a House bill that would make it easier to force involuntary mental health treatment, and The National Disability Rights Network's Curt Decker.
Want more information about voting this May?
We now have Easy Voters' Guides and an audio Voters' Guide available on our website, for the May 20 Primary Election.
Calling all voters! National Hearing on Voting Rights in Seattle
The National Commission on Voting Rights needs to hear from YOU about your experiences voting. Please attend this Seattle hearing on Monday, April 28 if you are a voter in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana- and speak up!


The DRO Blog

Editorials about the work Disability Rights Oregon is doing, and state, local and national disability issues. Written by Disability Rights Oregon Executive Director Bob Joondeph. The most recent 3 blog posts are below.

July 26: The 24th Anniversary of the ADA
Almost a quarter century later, the fight for equal rights and freedom from segregation continues.
Time to Celebrate Civil Rights Landmarks
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Olmstead case are having anniversaries. We remember these milestones in the journey away from segregation.
My Response to the VOR Response
At last, things are getting interesting here at the DRO Blog. Please read this and the last two blog entries and join the discussion! Your comments are welcome. (Part 3 in a series).


Disability News Now

Local and national news relevant to Oregon clients, consumers and advocates, including public services, community events and legal issues.

Portland Celebration of the ADA - July 26
The City of Portland and Community Partners present a free summer celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A family friendly event with birthday cake, music, dancing, open mic, and interactive activities. July 26, 2014 2pm to 5pm
How to file an ADA complaint - ASL video with captions
A new video from the Department of Justice shows how to file an ADA complaint about discrimination at work, public transportation, government services, public places, telecommunications and relay services.
Deaf and hard of hearing rights when interacting with police
Marlee Matlin, ACLU and HEARD have made a new video about your rights when interacting with police, including traffic stops, being arrested, and what to do if your rights are violated. The video is in ASL with captions and voiceover.

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