The Future: A Vision for Oregon. The Future: A Vision for Oregon. Employment First The intent of this project is to improve opportunities for individualized community-based employment for Oregonians with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. We Believe …
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The intent of this project is to improve opportunities for individualized community-based employment for Oregonians with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Beliefs created 9/2/10 by a group of Oregon Statewide leaders.
The Governor’s Executive Order
1. We must all work together (VR, ODE, ODDS)- it calls for the lead agencies to coordinate efforts
2. Oregon will prioritize efforts to create and support employment opportunities that are integrated (vs. segregated), in community, that pay a competitive wage.
3. These changes will result in a system that is responsive to individuals desire to work in community
4. Closes the front door to sheltered workshops
40% of Oregonians will have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher
40% of Oregonians will have earned an associate’s degree or post-secondary credential
20% of Oregonians will have earned a high school diploma or it’s equivalent
What if you never got to make a mistake?
What if your money was always kept in an envelope where you couldn’t get it?
What if you were never given a chance to do well at something?
What if you were always treated like a child?
What if your only chance to be with people different from you was with your own family?
What if you never got to make a decision?
What if the only risky thing you could do was to act out?
What if you took the wrong bus once and now you aren’t allowed to take another one?
What if you worked and you got 46 cents an hour?
What if you could do part of the grocery shopping, but weren’t allowed to do any because you weren’t able to do all the shopping?
What if you grew old and never knew adulthood?
What if you never got a chance?
EXPECT NOTHING LESS THAN……….