Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2021
Hello Everyone and Happy Spring!
I hope that you are all doing well, staying healthy, and are looking forward to warming weather and perhaps planning some outings and/or travel.
Remember that if you are planning to travel, make sure that you are submitting your request well in advance of your planned travel dates.
As we continue the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19, our office building is still closed to the public. We will keep you notified of plans for reopening as we are given guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Oregon Health Authority.
Take care and be well!
2021 Annual State Convention
Content available for viewing until 6/30/2021
Our 2021 Annual State Convention was a HUGE success thanks to our attendees! If you weren’t able to join us, don’t worry, you can still register and watch all of our recorded sessions through June 30, 2021.
To register or learn more, go to https://thearcoregon.org/convention/
Reduced registration is just $49 for recorded sessions including:
- Virtual Town Hall: A conversation with Oregon Legislators
- Self-Advocate Panel: Creating a Life for Thriving!
- Keynote session: “It Is Not The Map, It’s The Terrain That Keeps Us Safe While Navigating Mt. Covid!”
Registration is FREE for Self-Advocates and Families of a person experiencing an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) thanks to our sponsors!
Investment Performance - 2021 First Quarter
Did you know that the OSNT Remainder Funds Grant Program has awarded $16,000 worth of grants in the 2020-21 fiscal year? In addition to the original four categories, we have added a new one, Higher Education. Visit our Remainder Fund Grant Program page to read more about the program and submit an application.
Here are some stories from grant recipients:
Questions & Answers
You may send a check, cashier’s check, or money order to our office payable to OSNT. Make sure your name and/or account number are clearly noted on the check.
There are a couple reasons that a check might be returned to you.
- If you have a 1st party account and are over 65, we are not able to accept deposits as it may result in a loss of Medicaid waiver and/or other State benefits.
- If it is for a 3rd party (donor-funded) account and the funds being sent belong to the beneficiary (1st party funds), we are not able to accept the deposit as it would be co-mingling monies belonging to the donor with those belonging to the beneficiary and 1st party funds are subject to Medicaid payback.