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New! ODDS Community Forum Statewide Tour

The following information is being shared on behalf of the Office of Developmental Disability.

Please contact Brenda Autry at 503-269-5767 or brenda.g.autry@state.or.us to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting you plan to attend. Additional details about additional dates and locations as that information becomes available.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for people with disabilities are available.

The Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) will be hosting a series of Community Forums around the state over the next couple of months. We would like to invite you to […]

New! ODDS Community Forum Statewide Tour2015-07-16T22:57:33-07:00

Jonathon Bloomer, A Team Player!

October’s Employee of the Month

Jonathon Bloomer from the Wood Products Division. Since his first day, Jonathan has taken his training instructions and safety from supervisors to heart. When redirected on production issues, he does everything in his power to follow the standards of the company and make sure his quality meets these standards. Jonathan is willing to try new jobs and is a great team player.

Jonathon Bloomer, A Team Player!2018-02-21T11:40:39-08:00

Laughing Luckey Hollingsworth

October Citizen of the Month

Luckey Hollingsworth has been with us since 1986. He has primarily been involved with the Community Inclusion programs. He enjoys community outings, shopping, eating out and being a part of special events and parties. Luckey has a wonderful smile and a contagious laugh and is always willing to help out when he sees something that needs to be picked up or straightened.

Laughing Luckey Hollingsworth2018-02-21T11:39:50-08:00

Employment First and You

Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter

By this time, you many have heard the team “Employment First” and wonder what it means for you.

The State of Oregon adopted the Employment First policy in 2008 and providers throughout the state have been on a mission to build capacity to support community employment. Mid-Valley Rehabilitation (now MV Advancements) has adopted the Employment First philosophy and presumption that individuals experiencing I/DD can work in jobs fully integrated in the community. According to Employment First, “Integrated employment includes typical workplace settings where there are regular opportunities for meaningful interaction with co-workers without disabilities and/or customers […]

Employment First and You2017-05-26T23:16:36-07:00

Mid-Valley Wood Products – An Outstanding Run

Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter

By Bob Dobson, Foreman

I would like to take the time to express my view and opinion of our safety record. I have heard many people voice their sadness of our “LOSS” and that they hate the fact that our record has come to an “END”. For those that think in those terms, I’m afraid they won’t understand how I look at this as a time of celebration and the start of a new challenge.

First of all I would like to congratulate the Wood Products team on reaching 7,741 days without a time loss accident! Now […]

Mid-Valley Wood Products – An Outstanding Run2015-07-01T00:51:20-07:00

Dallas VOC and CIS Remodel

Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter

The Polk & Marion County Community Employment team has some new faces and has outgrown it’s space. When MVA purchased the building for Dallas VOC and CIS, it included downstairs office space, which went unused until now. MVA is remodeling the space, which has enough office space for the Community Employment team to spread out a bit. The new office space is currently under construction and will feature six new offices, new siding and windows, a covered porch, and a conference/training room. Dallas CIS plans to take over the Community Employment office space upstairs after […]

Dallas VOC and CIS Remodel2015-07-01T00:51:29-07:00

MV Advancements Welcomes New Employment Specialists

Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter

Meet Raechel, Mike, Stephen, Andrew, Jessie and Stephanie!

Raechel Martin
Raechel Martin has had previous experience working in several different fields and took a supported employment course in college. She has worked with Youth Outreach and several restaurants in the area but because of her college course and knowing she wanted a job giving back to her community, she decided to mvoe into the direction of supported employment for a career. When not working she keeps busy being a wife and mother of one. She loves […]

MV Advancements Welcomes New Employment Specialists2017-05-26T23:16:36-07:00

Jeremy Meets His Hero

This was a BIG day for Jeremy. Why you ask? Because on this day Jeremy met one of his heroes from his favorite local radio station. While walking the exercise path at Amity CIS during a fundraiser for the 2014 “Biggest Turkey” campaign, Dave Adams from KLYC 1260 AM radio showed up to broadcast the event. Jeremy’s staff pointed out to him that Dave was there, and for those who know Jeremy well- the high pitched noise that came from him could only mean one thing- pure excitement and happiness!! Jeremy met Dave and spent the remainder of […]

Jeremy Meets His Hero2018-02-21T11:38:48-08:00