Oregon Council on Developmental Disability Fiscal Year 2016: State Plan (Findings)


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Policies and Programs

A broad overview of the Comprehensive Review and Analysis conducted by the Council. The Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) provides DD waiver and Medicaid Community First Choice state plan (K plan) services to about 23,776 eligible children and adults. Oregon has two DD waivers serving both children and adults. Oregon is experiencing a workforce shortage. According to November 2015 DHS caseload data, 23,776 adults receive a variety DD waiver and K plan services (5,738 receive case management only). Most adults (77%) live in their own homes or family homes. About 5,455 (23%) live in 24-hour settings: 2,603 in foster care; 2,754 in group homes; 98 in state-operated 24-hour Stabilization and Crisis Units (SACU).

Oregon settled the Lane v. Brown lawsuit to increase access to supported employment services for people with IDD. Current VR data show that over the past two years there has been a 42% increase in people with IDD applying to VR; an 86% increase in people with IDD entering an IPE; and a 56% increase in people with IDD exiting VR with a competitive job.

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Data Sharing
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