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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Empowering Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities

We strive to support the choices of individuals with disabilities and their families within communities by promoting and providing services that are person-centered and directed, flexible, community inclusive and supportive of the discovery and development of each individual's unique gifts, talents and abilities. We are committed to work toward service options to assure that people with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to have lives that are fulfilling and meaningful.

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Statewide listening sessions

How can we continue to improve our services? The ODDS leadership team invites you to meet with us and share your experiences. To do this, we are hosting community listening sessions across the state. These meetings will take place throughout 2024 and 2025. You’ll have a chance to learn more about ODDS and our services. We’ll have a discussion. We’ll hear your feedback and experiences. The statewide schedule is published below. It's subject to change.

  • All are welcome. We will host in-person sessions at each location. The week after our visit, we will host a virtual session.
  • We will host separate meetings for different groups, so all have a voice. Attend a session that applies to you or one that is open to all.
  • We want everyone to feel welcome and safe. We will provide free support for all to fully participate, including: 
    • American Sign Language
    • Spanish interpreter
    • Live captioning
  • If you need other languages or assistance, call 503-945-5811 or email odds.questions@odhs.oregon.gov. We accept relay calls.

Upcoming listening sessions

These meetings are for residents of Coos, Douglas and Lane counties.

April 10

  • 2 to 4 p.m. for personal support workers and direct support professionals
  • 6 to 8 p.m. for individuals with I/DD

April 11

  • 10 a.m. to noon for leaders of community developmental disabilities programs and brokerages
  • 2 to 4 p.m. for services coordinators and personal agents
  • 6 to 8 p.m. for all members of the community

​April 17

These meetings are for residents of Harney, Lake and Malheur counties.

These meetings will be in person in Ontario, Oregon.

The full schedule is pending. Check back for updates.​​​

These meetings are for residents of Baker, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties.

These meetings will be in person in LaGrande, Oregon.

The full schedule is pending. Check back for updates.​​​​​​​

These meetings are for residents of Crook, Deschutes, Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman and Wasco counties.

These meetings will be in person in Madras, Oregon.

The full schedule is pending. Check back for updates.​​​​​

These meetings are for residents of Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties.

These meetings will be in person in Hillsboro/Forest Grove, Oregon.

The full schedule is pending. Check back for updates.​​​​​

These meetings are for residents of Gilliam, Grant, Morrow and Wheeler counties.

These meetings will be in person in John Day, Oregon.

The full schedule is pending. Check back for updates.​​​​​​

These meetings are for residents of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

These meetings will be in person in Tigard, Oregon.

The full schedule is pending. Check back for updates.​​​​​​​

These meetings are for residents of Benton, Linn, Marion and Polk counties.

These meetings will be in person in Salem, Oregon.

The full schedule is pending. Check back for updates.​​​​​