Our Mission

We advance social and policy change so that people with developmental disabilities, their families and communities may live, work, play, and learn together.

Get Involved

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We raise awareness, remove barriers and promote inclusivity for people with DD in all facets of community life.

Our Impact

We improve access to essential services like healthcare for people with disabilities. 

Policy Priorities

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We fight for system and policy change that strengthen self-determination of all people with DD.

Our Stories

People with disabilities are at the heart of OCDD’s mission and work. Watch the videos below to see how these talented Oregonians contribute to the communities where we all live, work, and play.

OCDD’s 5-Year Plan
for 2022-2026

Planning My Way
to Work Manual

OCDD’s Video
on SB 1606

We develop our work in five-year blocks. Our newest plan covers Federal Fiscal years 2022 – 2026. Our Goals establish our overall direction and what we should achieve in five years. Our Objectives explain the results we will achieve and how they will be achieved.

We’re pleased to share our new 5-year plan. Click here to learn more!

Planning My Way to Work Manual

Dear Students and Families,

You are likely excited about your future career and adult life after high school. You may have questions about the services, supports and resources that can help you reach your goals.

Each section of the Planning my Way to Work manual has information to answer these questions. Your teachers and school staff will also help you sort out options.

The transition process supports you as you move from school to work, additional education or both. Transition involves you, your family, your school district and others.

During the transition process, you will carefully plan what you want your life to be like. Your parents, family and other people important to you will help you.

We developed this guide to:

  • Help you understand services and resources that can help you successfully transition from school to work and adult life.
  • Emphasize that you direct your own transition
  • Create your transition plan with your education and work goals in mind.

Oregon Legislature Unanimously Approves SB 1606

“At the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, hospitals were not allowing visitors. Because of this, people with disabilities avoided seeking care because they weren’t certain that they could have support people that they trusted with them at the hospital. Because of this, people with disabilities went to the legislature to change the law. They passed Senate Bill 1606,” says Senator Sara Gelser. Learn more about SB 1606 and your rights to have access to healthcare by watching our new video!

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