Oregon Senate Bill 22 - Employment First

Oregon

The bill details the rights of persons with developmental disabilities who are receiving developmental disability services.  It proclaims that “individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and society as a whole benefit when the individuals exercise choice and self-determination, living and working in the most integrated community settings appropriate to their needs, with supportive services that are designed and implemented consistent with the choice of the individuals regarding services, providers, goals and activities.”  Moreover it proclaims that, “the employment of individuals with developmental disabilities in fully integrated work settings is the highest priority over unemployment, segregated employment, facility-based employment or day habilitation.” 

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Legislation
Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Date Enacted: 
04/08/2013
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