Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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:

VOR's 2022 Annual Meeting

VOR's 2022 Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, June 12, 2022  on Zoom.
We'd like to thank all of those who participated in making this such a successful event. 
We would especially like to thank our three speakers, Jill Escher, Kit Brewer, and Micki Edelsohn, 
To view the videos of their presentations,please go to our YouTube page.
For State Reports submitted by some of the participants, please click here
For information about the Guest Speakers, please continue reading

VOR Supports the Coalition for the Preservation of 14(c)

VOR has recently joined forces with the Coalition to Protect 14c, a group of advocates dedicated to preserving employment opportunities for people with I/DD for whom competitive integrated employment may not be an option.
The Coalition has recently released a white paper outlining their position, and VOR members have been actively engaged in meeting with congressional staffers in support of the preservation of these employment opportunities for people with I/DD and Autism.