Brokerage 101


What is a Support Services Brokerage?

We are private organizations (mostly nonprofit public charities).Picture 12

We contract with the State of Oregon Department of Human Services to provide services and facilitate supports to adult Oregonians with I/DD.

We offer case management supports and connect you with qualified providers and organizations to help you meet your personal goals for independence.

Brokerages came into existence as a result of grassroots advocacy by individuals, families, and community advocates.

Brokerages are primarily governed by boards comprised of people with I/DD and their families.

There are currently 14 Brokerages statewide.

Brokerages work with nearly 8,000 people and their families in Oregon, more than any other part of the Oregon I/DD service system.


Brokerage Values

Picture1Services are based on the principles of self-determination

We are rooted in a strengths-based, person-centered approach

We help people build real lives and real relationships

We believe in engaging those served throughout system design, implementation, and evaluation


Who Do Brokerages Serve?

We serve adults (18+) with a documented intellectual or developmental disability.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Fetal Alcohol Effect or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism

How Do I Sign Up?

First, you must be found eligible for services.

Eligibility is determined by your local Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP).

Call your CDDP to request an eligibility intake.

Once you’re found eligible, let the CDDP know you want brokerage services and they will make the referral.


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