Brokerage services have been available to adult Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) since 2001. At the start of the 2000s, several families with adult children with I/DD sued the state for timely services – over 5,000 people were on waitlists for services at the time. A settlement, known as the Staley Agreement, was reached and the state agreed to begin providing home and community based supports to those waiting. Soon thereafter, local Support Services Brokerages formed and by 2001, brokerage services began being offered throughout the state.
Today, brokerages serve nearly 8,000 individuals across Oregon via 14 organizations via a self-directed and person-centered model.