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Two UCEDD Co-Directors
Co-directors: Rhonda Eppelsheimer, M.S.W./L.C.S.W. (right)
and Melanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D., C.C.C./Sp. (left)

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UCEDD joins community leaders united against hate

The UCEDD's Director signed on to a joint statement by elected officials and civil society groups to condemn white nationalism and other movements that use bigotry to build political power. We call on our colleagues in government, in the business community, in faith communities, in organized labor and nonprofits across Oregon to join us. When we all come together, there is no room for hate or violence.

Bloomberg News produced a video about Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken's Brain Computer Interface work

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Four Wheeling Through Life

Jan Staehely

Jan Staehely  -  UCEDD Staff, Communication Consultant and Blogger, writes about her life in her blog Four Wheeling Through Life. "I have a disability called Cerebral Palsy. Since all four of my limbs, plus my speech is affected by the disability, doctors say that I am severely disabled. However, if you ask me, I will tell you that there are people living with more complex disabilities than me."

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