Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR's Fourth Quarterly Networking Meeting - 9/27/22

Please join us for our fourth Quarterly Networking Meeting. to be held on ZOOM - September 27, 2022 at 4 pm Eastern, 3pm Central, 2 pm Mountain, 1 pm Pacific.
This is a great opportunity for families to meet one another and share their experiences and insights. The meeting is open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of VOR to attend.
To receive the Zoom link, please write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line, "Networking Meeting".

VOR Comments to House Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans

The Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee submitted a policy statement recently and asked for the public to submit comments. VOR found several points of agreement, and several policies that we believe should be expanded to ensure that they cover the needs of the entire community of people with  I/DD, not only those who receive waiver services or participate in competitive integrated employment.
To view the E&C Republicans' policy statement, click here.
To view VOR's comments, please click here.
To view our supplementary materials, click on the links below.

VOR Letter Supporting Parent Caregivers

Due to the shortage of Direct Support Professionals during the Covid Pandemic, the State of Oregon responded to the public health emergency by paying parent caregivers to stay home and provide care for their family membrs with I/DD and autism.  As these provisions are set to expire soon, families have reached out, requesting that this program be made permanent.

VOR wrote a letter in support of this initiative, as this extends the choices that families may make in caring for their loved ones.  Read VOR's letter supporting family caregivers here.

Membership & Donations

Thank you for supporting VOR, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution helps advance VOR's advocacy in support of high quality care and human rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Membership is just $45 and extra donations are welcome. You may choose from the following giving options: