Bringing Sheltered Workers Into The Light

Jan 27, 2016

Oregonians who have worked in sheltered workshops will now be able to move into mainstream jobs. 

A worker in a sheltered workshop.
Credit Wikimedia

The settlement of a court case against the state under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will undo the decades-long system of separate, and unequal, job sites for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Disability Rights Oregon was a party to the lawsuit in federal court. 

DRO Executive Director Bob Joondeph visits the Exchange with details on the settlement and the way ahead.  Living Opportunities CEO Emilie Wylde visits, too.