Oregon Ranks 26th in UCP’s Annual Case for Inclusion Report

Vermont offers the best Medicaid services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities while Mississippi provides the worst, according to United Cerebral Palsy’s 2011 report “The Case for Inclusion.” Oregon comes in at 26.

1. Vermont
2. Arizona
3. Michigan
4. New Hampshire
5. California
6. Washington
7. Delaware
8. Nevada
9. Massachusetts
10. Connecticut
11. New Mexico
12. Colorado
13. Hawaii
14. Minnesota
15. Pennsylvania
16. South Carolina
17. New York
18. Idaho
19. West Virginia
20. Wisconsin
21. Wyoming
22. Georgia
23. South Dakota
24. Montana
25. Kansas
26. Oregon
27. Florida
28. Missouri
29. Maine
30. Alaska
31. Maryland
32. Alabama
33. Kentucky
34. Rhode Island
35. Iowa
36. North Dakota
37. Louisiana
38. Virginia
39. Ohio
40. New Jersey
41. Tennessee
42. Indiana
43. North Carolina
44. Utah
45. Oklahoma
46. Nebraska
47. District of Columbia
48. Illinois
49. Texas
50. Arkansas
51. Mississippi

Meet Your Legislators and Share Your Concerns – Washington and Clackamas County Meetings Scheduled!

Alright Clackamas, Lane and Washington, it’s your turn to advocate for services as we near deep cuts to brokerage services in the very near future.The House Democrats are sponsoring three additional public meetings in Washington, Lane and Clackamas counties to give folks more opportunities to speak with their state representatives and continue the budget discussion as we lead up to the revenue forecast. Rep. Buckley has agreed to make a budget presentation at all of these events.

Beaverton

Monday, May 2nd, 7:00pm

Beaverton City Hall

City Council Chambers

(4755 SW Griffith Dr. Beaverton, OR 97005)

 

Eugene

Thursday, May 5th, 7:00pm

Lane Community College

Forum (Building  17) in Rooms 308 and 309.

(4000 East 30th Avenue. Eugene, OR 97405)

 

Clackamas

Wednesday, May 11th, 6:30pm

Rex Putnam High School auditorium 

(4950 SE Roethe Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97267-5798)
Take a couple of hours out of your day to advocate for services that matter to you, your family and your community.

JULY 25 – 29: Join Emerging Leaders Northwest for the Dream It Do It Academy for Youth

You are invited to attend the Emerging Leaders Northwest Dream It Do It Academy for Youth With Disabilities & Chronic Illness Ages 18 –25 on July 25 – 29th, 2011 at Shriners Hospital in Portland.
At the Dream It Do It Academy, you will learn to:
Live a Healthy Lifestyle!
Be More Independent!
Eat Right!
Develop Your Own Exercise Plan!
Take Charge of Your Healthcare!
Make Friends!
Become a leader!

For application and registration information:
Chuck Davis: 503.494.3281, davichar@ohsu.edu
Sponsored by: Emerging Leaders Northwest
http://www.emergingleadersnw.org

Support Worker Unionization Discussion

The Oregon Support Services Association (OSSA) was recently formed with representatives from all thirteen Oregon support services brokerages.

Check out the current discussion on their Facebook page regarding current moves to unionize support services providers statewide. Log on and join the conversation.

To learn more about House Bill 3618 and unionization efforts, check out INW’s HB3618 page here.

Access to Recovery – Free Addiction Services

Access to Recovery is a program that connects people to addictions services. Participants must be: 18 or older, have a history of alcohol/drug dependence and live in Multnomah County.

Priority populations include: Veterans, Child Welfare involvement or Criminal Justice involvement. This program allows you to CHOOSE what services you want and where you will receive them. All services are free to the participant.

Contact: Impact Northwest Recovery Management Center

10055 E. Burnside St. Portland, OR 97216
(503)988-6000 ext. 254

  • Acupuncture
  • Transportation for recovery-related activities
  • Family and marital Counseling
  • Spiritual and faith-based support
  • Education/GED support
  • Parent education/child development
  • Substance abuse outpatient treatment
  • Pastoral family/marital counseling
  • Employment services and job training
  • Child care
  • Housing assistance
  • Peer recovery coaching
  • Life skills training
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