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Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) is Oregon's Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System.  

We help people who have a disability-related legal issue in Oregon.




Click here to see a list of our handbooks and guides. The topics include Social Security, guardianship, developmental disability services, employment, special education, mental health law, and housing.


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Register to vote!

Remember, you need to update if you have moved.
You can register online if you have a state ID or Driver's License. You can also register with a paper form, or at any DHS office or DMV.
Remember to register by October 14 to vote in the November 4 Election.

You can call us if you have questions about registering or voting access or accommodations, at 800-452-1694.


 Disability Rights Connection

The latest news from Disability Rights Oregon. Also be sure to click here to check our Calendar of Events!

Interviews for Portland community liaison this Monday
The City of Portland is hiring a Compliance Officer and Community Liaison to monitor the Portland Police Bureau's use of force. Interviews for the 3 candidates are open to the public and will take place this Monday, September 29.
Susana Ramírez reappointed to Obama administration post
Ramírez, an advocate at DRO, has been re-appointed to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. She was first appointed to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2011.
Street Roots coverage of ongoing Safety Net fallout
If you feel that Safety Net mismanaged your money, please contact us.


The DRO Blog

Editorials about the work Disability Rights Oregon is doing, and state, local and national disability issues. Written by Disability Rights Oregon Executive Director Bob Joondeph. The most recent 3 blog posts are below.

USDOJ-Portland Settlement Agreement Approved
The Agreement is really two related agreements. One is about police policies and practices and is enforceable. One is about adequate community mental health services and is "aspirational." All agree that the aspirational parts are necessary for the enforceable parts to work.
Labor Day Should Celebrate All Workers
A guest blog from the National Disability Rights Network about its Subminimum Wage Complaint Initiative.
July 26: The 24th Anniversary of the ADA
Almost a quarter century later, the fight for equal rights and freedom from segregation continues.


Disability News Now

Local and national news relevant to Oregon clients, consumers and advocates, including public services, community events and legal issues.

City of Portland and Police Bureau seek community feedback on police discipline
You have until September 30 to submit comment about the PPB discipline process, as a result of the settlement with the Department of Justice.
Portland Celebration of the ADA - July 26
The City of Portland and Community Partners present a free summer celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A family friendly event with birthday cake, music, dancing, open mic, and interactive activities. July 26, 2014 2pm to 5pm
How to file an ADA complaint - ASL video with captions
A new video from the Department of Justice shows how to file an ADA complaint about discrimination at work, public transportation, government services, public places, telecommunications and relay services.

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