Submitted by mariannedavis on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 3:30pm
Many of our members will remember Granton West who worked for Oregon Rehabilitation Association for many years and was instrumental in building and remodeling many houses in Oregon communities that became homes for individuals with IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities). Because of Granton's strong hand and open heart, many people with IDD are living in homes that are warm, inviting and affordable.
Submitted by Julie Sobel on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:00am
Thank you Nan Heim, ORA Lobbyist, Jessica Leitner, Executive Director of Edwards Center and Ken Fosheim, Executive Director of Exceed Enterprises who all gave testimony at yesterday’s hearing before the Joint Interim Ways & Means, Human Services Subcommittee. We would also like to express our gratitude to Senators Alan Bates and Elizabeth Steiner Hayward and Representatives Nancy Nathanson and Tim Freeman for pushing to restore the 6% funding to DD54.
Submitted by Gayla Jeppesen on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 5:42pm
One of the residents has a hard time dealing with hot weather. Even talking about it or hearing forecasts for hot weather on the radio or news can send her into high intensity self-injurious behaviors and even more so, aggressive behaviors toward the people talking about it. Part of this resident’s daily routine is to go out and spend 4-5 hours in her community as part of her vocational time. It was a summer day and the week’s forecast had been set for high 80s to low 90s. The resident wanted to stop at the 7-Eleven for a cool treat.