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Want to know how the Portland Police Bureau serves people who have disabilities? Police officers from the Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and members of the BHU Advisory Committee will present, followed by a public dialogue. ...more

With Election Day on Tuesday, we're getting some last minute questions. Call us at 800-452-1694 if you have problems with voting because of your disability. ...more

DRO is gearing up for the November 4 General Election by offering trainings, publications and general information. Check back here for updates. ...more

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. ...more

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Assistive Technologies Break Through Writing Barriers for Students with Autism, Cognitive Disabilities and Physical Challenges

Don Johnston, a leader in assistive technologies for students with special needs, released a new case study today titled, "Making a Difference for Students with Autism, Transforming Non-Writers into Writers Using Intelligent Word Prediction."

The case study and video showcase the extraordinary teaching efforts of Mrs. Murphy McBride, a special education teacher in the SCORES instructional resource program: (Social, Communication, Resources and Services) of Austin, Texas.  Some students do not speak or speak non-stop.  Many are verbal, but cannot write a single word.  Some cannot lift their arms due to a physical disability.  Some people thought these students would never write, but not Mrs. McBride.

Read the case study press release.

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