In years past, Tri-Met has taken orders for annual passes and then mailed 12 individual monthly passes. That is changing October 1, 2012. Annual passes will now be mailed once as a single photo pass good for the entire year.*
This may require action on the part of some Tri-Met clients before ordering a new annual pass.
A couple weeks ago DHS hosted Town Hall meetings around the state to encourage a public dialogue on the major initiatives DHS is focusing on (Economy and Jobs, Healthy People, Safety and Education).
In case you missed the town hall meeting presentation(s), it’s now posted here (on Oregon DHS’s YouTube channel). If you want to review the presentation, it is forty minutes long. There is an additional question and answer period of approximately the same length that follows.
The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund is conducting a survey about public transportation and would like your input. This research project aims to gain a greater understanding of what factors most affect the choices people with disabilities make about which mode of transportation they will use for particular trips.
UPDATE: This survey is now closed.
Personal Support Worker Training is available through the State of Oregon’s Home Care Commission. Training topics include how to work with challenging behaviors, diabetes care, medication safety and how to protect yourself against sprains and strains when lifting.
We are excited to announce that we have bought a building and will be moving to a more centrally located space. We will be communicating with everyone about the move as it grows closer.
The Oregon Employment Relations Board announced that Personal Support workers voted 1,873 to 772 in favor of representation by SEIU.