2010 marks the 10-year anniversary of the closure of Fairview Training Center, Oregon’s largest institution for people with developmental disabilities. Since Fairview closed, advocates and policy makers have worked diligently to end the wait list for adult services by creating a community-based system of support services that offer self-determination and choice. The decade ended on a high note last October with the closure of Oregon’s last institution for people with developmental disabilities, Eastern Oregon Training Center.
The Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition and the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities are sponsoring the event, which will include a proclamation from the Governor, an awards ceremony, remarks from influential policy makers and advocates for people with developmental disabilities, and the unveiling of an awareness poster co-produced by The Arc of Oregon and the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities. Exhibits will also be on display all day in the Galleria.
What: Developmental Disabilities Celebration – A Decade of Accomplishments
When: Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Oregon State Captiol, Room 50 (lower level)
900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

Accessible parking spaces are located on Court Street (north side). Automatic doors and a ramp are located on the east side of the building with access gained from the front of the Capitol.
For information about the Capitol building, visit http://www.leg.state.or.us/capinfo/
Contact: Yoshi Kardell Phone: 503-945-9944 Email: ykardell@ocdd.org