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Oregon Completes Settlement In Developmental Disabilities Lawsuit

(Portland, OR)  --  The State of Oregon has completed a settlement from a lawsuit filed in 2012 that claimed the state violated the law by segregating people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in sheltered workshops that often paid them less than minimum wage.  The settlement was reached in 2016.  It brought improvement in employment practices and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.  In 2016, there were 143 people in community employment and that number has grown to over 15-hundred as of last year.  The state is working to increase job opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

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