Arc of Oregon

The Arc of Oregon is extremely active and helpful.  Check out their web site for information about their efforts, helpful links, initiatives in Oregon, and more.

Disability Compass

Disability Compass provides information on services, products, and special health care resources for people with disabilities, their families and their supporters.  Check out their web site for additional information and to subscribe to their newsletter
Compass Points.

Eugene Research Institute

The Eugene Research Institute provides helpful information about assistive technology, including the use of a computerized picture calendar to help people with developmental disabilities plan their week.

Oregon Conference on Direct Supports

Held once a year, this conference invites people throughout Oregon to join a conversation about providing support to people who experience disabilities and their families.  The site provides information about each year's conference as well as helpful links and a wrap up of the previous year's conference.

Oregon Department of Human Services

A source of information about services and supports for seniors and people with developmental disabilities. The site contains helpful documents regarding state initiatives in areas such as self-directed supports, along with information about the impact of this year's budget crunch.

Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition

The mission of the Oregon DD Coalition is to promote quality service and supports which respectfully further the rights, equality, justice, and inclusion for all Oregonians with developmental disabilities and their families

Oregon Developmental Disabilities Council

A good source of information for families and self-advocates, with great links to federal and state officials.

State of the States Report

If you want to know what a state believes, don't pay attention to the mission statement or legislative proclamations.  Examine the budget.  A budget is a statement of beliefs. 

David Braddock and other researchers at the University of Colorado have been publishing their
State of the States Report for years to help us to understand how each state is doing in its fiscal commitment to community supports.  Find out how your state is doing at this great site.

Also: Check out the United Cerebral Palsy Analysis of Medicaid For Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for an update on how your state is doing.