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Community Advocacy Council (CAC)

The CAC is the advisory council for the University of Oregon, Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The council provides feedback on all aspects and phases of our five-year core goals and is the primary vehicle for guidance on issue that are important for Oregonian’s who experience disabilities. The council is comprised of advocates, family members, allies and professionals who work to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Members of the CAC

The members of the CAC include adults with developmental disabilities or parents of people with developmental disabilities. Council membership includes representatives from the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights Oregon, Adaptive Recreation Services, and The ARC of Oregon as well as other local community organizations.

In Memory of Michael Mills

Michael was a valuable member of the CAC. He felt that advocacy was important because it enables one’s needs to be met.

Michael enjoyed chatting and connecting with friends and was proud of the length of time he had been at his last job. His favorite local resource was Lane Transit District (LTD).

Michael is sorely missed by those at the UCEDD, especially his fellow CAC members.

Get Involved with the CAC

Become a Member

Make a difference in the lives of Oregonians with developmental disabilities by contributing your voice to our work.

How to Join the CAC

Past Discussion Topics

We cover a variety of ideas at CAC meetings. Check out what we've been talking about lately.

Past Discussion Topics

CAC Blog

This blog is where the Community Advocacy Council's members will share information about disability, disability rights and other important topics.

Explore the Blog