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Supported Employment Discussion

Supported Employment Discussion

13455 SE 97th Ave. Clackamas, OR 97015-8662

May 18, 1pm

Attorneys from Disability Rights Oregon and the Center for Public Representation will make themselves available to talk with parents, brokerage and county program clients to discuss the supported employment case (Lane v. Brown)*.

You can attend two ways:
  • In person at FACT's administrative office (13455 SE 97th Ave. Clackamas, OR 97015-8662), or
  • By phone

Please note, you must register to ensure we have a large enough meeting room. 


Call in information will be sent to you upon registration.

There will be a short overview of the case, including goals and status, and summary of some of the findings reached. This is also a chance for you to share your experience with the state’s roll-out of the supported employment initiative.  

For more information, please watch this video: "Entry to Sheltered Workshops: Upcoming Policy Changes starting July 1, 2015 - Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals and Families"

*In January 2012, a class action lawsuit was filed in federal court on behalf of 2,300 Oregon residents with developmental disabilities. It charged that the state was violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing supported employment services. The Department of Justice [DOJ] joined the suit in 2013. Executive Order No. 13-04 was issued by Governor Kitzhaber shortly thereafter, providing clear directives to increase the number of youth who exit school employed and end the practice of transition age youth receiving contracted services at segregated sheltered workshops.

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