August is a great time to reach out to your Members of Congress in while they are visiting their districts and traveling around the state. Use this opportunity to schedule an appointment with your representative, attend a meet-and-greet with your senator, or bring your issues to their campaign at a fundraiser.
If you wish, you may click here to download and print VOR's Legislative Considerations - Summer 2022.
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.
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