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How Oregon Advocates Won Lane vs Brown

Early this year, Oregon advocates won a landmark Employment Settlement that recognizes the rights of people with disabilities to work in their communities.
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Ryley Newport

on 8 September 2016

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Transcript of How Oregon Advocates Won Lane vs Brown

HOW WE WON
Tara Asai, Oregon APSE President
Ross Ryan, Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition
Ryley Newport, Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
YOUR NAME

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST JOB.
MISSION/VALUES
JOURNEY
TO LANE VS BROWN
OREGONIANS WITH DISABILITIES
FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

SUIT CLAIMS VIOLATION OF
ADA, REHAB ACT & OLMSTEAD
THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
JOINS THE
PLAINTIFFS
QUESTIONS:
1
What was important about attending the APSE national convention in Long Beach in June 2014?
2
"I FELT LIKE THERE WAS NO PLAN BUT THAT WE WERE BEING THROWN TO THE WOLVES"

- ROSS RYAN
FAST
FORWARD
TO THE DOORS
CLOSING
DESCRIBE
THE ROOM

December 10, 2015
WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT
THE HEARING?
CELEBRATION EVENT
PEOPLE GET READY!
GLAD
IT'S NOT ME
JANUARY 20, 2016
WHAT'S NEXT?
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE LAWSUIT?
LANE VS. BROWN
AGENDA
Introductions

Vision, Mission and Values

Lane vs. Brown

What’s Next

Discussion / Questions


INTRODUCTIONS
APSE MISSION: “Through advocacy and education, APSE advances employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities”.
WHY US?
WHY OREGON?
OREGON'S
HISTORY
1980 - EARLY 90s
LATE 1990s - EARLY 2000s
WHAT WAS THE
RESULT
?
"At a time when Oregon could have chosen to develop a robust system for employment services, they instead chose to allow a massive growth of Day and Sheltered Workshop services."
JAN. 25, 2012
APRIL 2013
& LANE VS BROWN
MAY 2013
JAN 2014
“Real Jobs, Real Workplaces, Real Wages – a Response to Executive Order 13.04” Published
Board meets with UCP and DRO and decides to publicly support the Plaintiffs.
OREGON APSE: "To promote equitable, integrated employment of people with disabilities that recognizes their contributions as community members.”
OSAC: “ To engage communities in advocating for the rights of people with developmental disabilities.”
THE ROAD TO
SUCCESS
Why did you agree to be featured in the September 2014, Oregon APSE FOCUS? Will you please read this quote?

BEHIND THE SCENES:
DEC 2015
LANE VS. BROWN
FAIRNESS HEARING
HOW MANY PEOPLE SPOKE TO THE JUDGE FOR
THE STATE OF OREGON?
HOW MANY PEOPLE SPOKE FOR
THE PLAINTIFFS?
WHAT DID THEY SAY?
HOW LONG WERE YOU IN A
SHELTERED WORKSHOP?
WHY DID YOU LEAVE THE
SHELTERED WORKSHOP?
HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WERE
LEAVING THE WORKSHOP?
WHERE ARE YOU WORKING
NOW THAT YOU HAVE LEFT?
“I go to a lot of meetings and they have lots of notes and graphs (about employment), but I need to physically see first-hand that people are getting jobs and that their lifestyles are getting better”.
-ROSS RYAN
JULY 1st, 2015
2016 NATIONAL APSE CONFERENCE
STAGNATION
& INTEGRATION
LEADER IN
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT
"The Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition (OSAC) believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have living wage jobs in their communities."
OSAC EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE
JUNE 2014
LANE VS. BROWN
DETAILS
1,115 PEOPLE IN SHELTERED WORKSHOPS
WILL HAVE COMMUNITY JOBS OVER 7 YEARS.

7,000 PEOPLE
WILL RECEIVE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.
TAKING IT TO THE
BANK
4,900 YOUTH AGES 14 TO 24
WILL RECEIVE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.
AT LEAST HALF (2450)
OF THE YOUTH SERVED WILL RECEIVE A VR PLAN FOR EMPLOYMENT.
HOW HAVE PEOPLE'S LIVES CHANGED?
WHAT ARE OCDD, OSAC AND APSE DOING AND WHAT ELSE DO WE HAVE PLANNED?
THANK YOU!
CONTACTS:

OREGON APSE, TARA ASAI, PRESIDENT

OSAC, ROSS RYAN, SARGENT-AT-ARMS

OCDD, RYLEY NEWPORT, ADVOCACY COORDINATOR

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS
PRESENTATION
?
TO CHALLENGE APSE CHAPTERS TO THINK ABOUT HOW THEY CAN SUPPORT SELF-ADVOCATES TO BE
THE VOICE FOR INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT.
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