Category Archives: In The News

The Tyranny of Low Expectations

We wanted to share this inspirational article on raising your own expectations for yourself, featuring the story of Olympian/Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius’s carbon-fiber prosthetic legs created some controversy over potential “unfair advantage” he had in the 2012 London Olympics. No … Continue reading

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Wounded Warriors take on Hood to Coast 2012 12 severely wounded military members compete in Oregon’s world-renowned relay race PORTLAND, Ore.—August 15, 2012— For the third straight year, a team of 12 U.S. service members who were severely injured during … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

Here is a great post from our partners over at PHC Northwest Official Blog: Yesterday we received this article from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, celebrating the Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. While … Continue reading

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City Council passes Model Employer of People with Disabilities Resolution

Somehow we forgot to share this major triumph from a few weeks ago. Great work by the Portland Commission on Disability! Portland City Council unanimously passes Model Employer of People with Disabilities Resolution This week, Portland’s City Council unanimously voted … Continue reading

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OSH Cremains Memorial: Your opinion needed.

Friends, There has been a lengthy design process for creating a memorial on the grounds of Oregon State Hospital to honor the patients who died and were cremated at OSH and whose ashes have never been claimed. We at DRO … Continue reading

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CCC to request delay in Portland Bureau of Transportation Proposal

As you are probably aware, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has proposed changes to the use of disabled parking placards in a designated area of Downtown Portland. Although the Disabled Parking Task Force has made great efforts to reach out … Continue reading

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From Bob Joondeph, Disability Rights Oregon

Dear Advocates and Friends of the ADA: Last week, the Department of Justice Office of Civil Rights issued a notice further postponing implementation of the September 2010 rule that would help ensure accessibility of swimming pools for people with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Get involved at the 4th Annual Transportation Safety Summit Tonight

What: 4th Annual Transportation Safety Summit When: February 16, 2010 Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Location: University of Oregon – White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209 If this is a topic of interest, I would strongly encourage … Continue reading

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