Private and Public Policy Reviews for the Disabled

New Poll: Why I Visit

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Site General

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A new poll is available. Please take it. You can see it to your right under Why Visit?

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Oregon Expands Abuse Definitions

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Developmental,Disabilities

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Oregon House Bill 2442 has passed, amending Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 430.735, expanding the definition of abuse of people with developmental disabilities. This legislation, which goes into effect on January 1, 2010, adds many new definitions that could result in the investigation by Adult Protective Services (APS) of individuals and workers. Naturally, mandatory reporters will have a whole new set of situations to be aware of and will be required to report incidents. (more…)

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California Travel Advice

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Government Facilities,Opinion,Parking,Transportation,Travel

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If you are disabled and rely on a parking permit or placard in your state, I have some advice for you on traveling to California. Simply stated, it is: Don’t go! Well, that’s probably a little harsh, but I’m a little annoyed right now. (more…)

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Milo McIver State Park Campground

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Disabilities,Government Facilities,Recreation,Review

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Milo McIver State Park in Oregon is a popular recreation area near the town of Estacada. The park lies along a sizeable stretch of the Clackamas River and is one of the most beautiful parks you’ll ever see. More than merely beautiful, there are diverse things to do and enjoy at the park. It boasts boat ramps onto the Clackamas River, a disk golf course, program areas, group campgrounds, horse trails, bikeways, and a bat trail.

It’s campground is full nearly every weekend beginning in the spring through the fall. It closes in the winter. Camping at McIver State Park is a great and relaxing experience, even for people with mobility issues.

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Reviews Wanted

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Disabilities

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We are interested in reviews of the following kinds of establishments as it relates to their disability-friendliness:

  • Public transit systems
  • Museums
  • Retail chains
  • Government policies, especially instances of federal, state, and local governments violating their own policies or the policies of higher levels of government
  • Any incident where you are treated in a manner inconsistent with your rights

Any other review you want to write would be appreciated. If you would like to submit a review, you can contact us or leave a reply to this message.

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Parking Space Abuse

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Driving,Opinion,Parking

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I went to the pharmacy today to pick up a prescription. I’ve been suffering from cellulitis after a leg injury. That on top of my usual osteoarthritis has made me need the parking spaces reserved for disabled people with mobility issues. (more…)

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Oregon Developmentally Disabled Drivers

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Developmental,Disabilities,Driving

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In the State of Oregon, skills training of developmentally disabled adults is facilitated by a brokerage system. Customers may receive training in many different areas of functioning, including living skills, navigating around their local areas, and public transportation. What they may not receive is any kind of assistance towards getting driver’s licenses. (more…)

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L. L. “Stub” Stewart State Park

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Recreation,Review

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pic_0054What most people outside of Oregon think when they think of Oregon is lush green evergreen forests filled with bears, cougars, and old recluses living in log cabins. It’s partially true. Oregon geography is a lot more diverse than that. Disabled people who want a taste of the beauty without some the barriers should come to L. L. “Stub” Stewart Park in northwestern Oregon. (more…)

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Piles of Shame

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Parking,Retail

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At the end of December of 2008, the Portland, Oregon area, where I live, experienced unusual amounts of snow. The whole area was buried. As a person with arthritis, back problems, and recovering from a dangerous leg wound, I wasn’t able to get around very well. (more…)

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Wood Village Wal-Mart Revisited

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Retail,Review

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Since publishing my original review of the Wal-Mart in Wood Village, Oregon, I have a little more to say. My review was mostly positive, and I still hold that view. However, I’ve noticed a flaw that is becoming more important to me as my mobility wanes. (more…)

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