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Developmental Disability Outcome Definitions

 

Laws passed by the 1983-85 Legislature required to which integration, independence or productivity of people with developmental disabilities has been achieved as a result of services and supports provided with state funding.  ORS 427.005 defines these terms.

 


Independence” means the extent to which persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities exert control and choice over their own lives.

 

“Integration” means use by persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities of the same community resources that are used by and available to other persons and participation in the same community activities in which non-disabled persons participate, together with regular

contact with non-disabled persons, and residence by persons with developmental disabilities in homes or in home-like settings that are in proximity to community resources, together with regular contact with non-disabled persons in their community.

 

“Productivity” means engagement in income-producing work by a person with mental retardation or developmental disabilities which is measured through improvements in income level, employment status or job advancement or engagement by a person with mental retardation or developmental disabilities in work contributing to a household or community.