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.

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September 2022 Blog Post

Having had the good luck and the privilege of writing a monthly blog for OCDD, I leave my heart a little behind with each topic. I have to be honest, though; now seems like a bad time to switch things up. I’m not working yet, I’m only able to handle one college class...

August 2022 Blog Post

Water has always been an attraction for me and a place where I have found sensory equilibrium. I can’t remember exactly how I discovered this - probably during one of my many baths as a young child. I would sit in the tub for as long as I could and interact with the...

July 2022 Blog Post

I am extremely worried about the delegitimization of Roe v. Wade and what it means for disabled people. I am worried about things like access to birth control being taken away, but especially about healthcare becoming even harder to navigate for people with disabled...

June 2022 Blog Post

In some moments, I still wonder what it would be like if I hadn’t had all that therapy as a child. Would I still be the same person I am today? NT’s[1] have no clue what it’s like to be followed around and tracked for data all the time. Autistic people, people with...
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