I've decided that in the interest of REAL community involvement in repairing the broken system that people with disabilities live in, that I will post this "invitation" that went out to a select group. It was forwarded to me by someone who is obviously tired of the secret society of "advocates" who want to tippy toe their concerns through life. Email me if you're interested in attending, and want some alternative info..
Concerned about the abuse issues identified in the recent Oregonian articles? Please mark your calendar to attend an upcoming meeting!
You are invited to attend a public meeting on December 6, from 9:30-11:30 at the Office of the State Fire Marshall, 4760 Portland Road NE, Salem, 97305. (See attached directions) DHS leadership, the Governor's Office and members of the Legislature have been invited to brief advocates and concerned citizens about the health and safety issues of people with developmental disabilities raised by the Oregonian. They have been asked to discuss what is being done or planned to remedy the problems identified. The meeting will include a Q & A session. Feel free to share this announcement.
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
540 24th Place NE
Salem, OR 97301