Arc of Lane County

Tiffany Eckert

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Over the coming weeks, KLCC will address a variety of topics surrounding mental health from a local perspective. This week, we look at how Lane County Public Health works to prevent and treat mental health issues in a diverse population.   

Photographer Jon Christopher Meyers
Sandy Brown Jensen


You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program.  I’d like to introduce photographer Jon Christopher Meyers and his very special project:

Melorie Begay/KLCC News

For employment providers, finding work for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, known as I/DD, can be challenging.

Advocates say businesses hesitate to employ people with an I/DD because they see them as liabilities and are unsure people with an I/DD would fit in. Both state and local programs are working on changing this mindset.