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Staying at Home Forum: Creating the Future You and Your Loved Ones Desire

“Learn about key aging related issues and options, accessible home features, local resources, and actions you can take to successfully stay at home and in your community for as long as possible.

Join AARP Oregon, Villages NW, Unlimited Choices, Lifelong Housing Coalition, and Washington County Disability, Aging and Veterans Services for this FREE workshop.

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Legal Research for Parents of Adult Children with Disabilities
Questions from parents about adult children with disabilities can cover a very wide range of legal issues. The following resources (and our new Disability Law Legal Research Guide) cover a few popular topics.

Special Needs Trusts:
1) The Arc of Oregon has a website on the Oregon Special Needs Trust. The Oregon Special Needs Trust is a “pooled trust” fund that provides supplemental needs to disabled individuals.
2) The National Special Needs Network offers answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Supplemental Needs Trusts.

State and county resources:
1) The Oregon Department of Human Services has a list of County Developmental Disabilities Programs and a Support Services Brokerages List by county/region.
2) The Washington County Developmental Disability Program offers a number of useful agency links on their website.
3) Lifespan Respite, from the Oregon DHS, provides information for families and providers about caring for a child or adult with special needs.

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We have a new legal research guide, Disability Law, available on the law library’s website. The new legal research guide provides resources on a variety of disability law-related issues including ABA, ADA, disability rights, and employment rights. In related news, a proposed bill impacting the rights of disabled children in public schools, HB 2939, has been introduced to the Oregon State Legislature. The following is a brief synopsis of House Bill 2939 from the bill’s summary:

“Prohibits use of mechanical restraint, chemical restraint or prone restraint on student in public education program. Allows use of physical restraint or seclusion on student in public education program under specific circumstances. Describes procedures to be followed if physical restraint or seclusion is used. Requires preparation of annual report related to use of physical restraint or seclusion. Directs Department of Human Services to approve training programs in physical restraint and seclusion.”

You can read more about House Bill 2939 in this recent article from The Oregonian.

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From the Washington County (Oregon) Law Librarian:

We came across this Oregon Department Human Services website, with a variety of legal links on the following topics:

1) Planning
2) Power of Attorney
3) Wills & trusts
4) Guardians & Conservators
5) Finding an elder law attorney
6) Disability issues