March 14, 2014

Oregon Support Services Association ~ Concerns About Systemic Changes

October 25, 2012

An article about the recent awards we've received is featured on the State DHS website!  Check it out here:


September 28, 2012

Three years in a row!

For the third straight year, Full Access was named the #1 Medium Nonprofit to work for in Oregon!  Full Access CEO, Margaret Thiesen, as well as members of the staff and board, accepted the award at Oregon Business Magazine’s awards presentation in Portland on Thursday, 9/27/12.  





September 29, 2011

We're #1... Again!

Full Access was awarded the #1 medium nonprofit to work for in Oregon for the 2nd consecutive year at Oregon Business Magazine’s awards presentation in Portland on Wednesday, 9/28/11.  Full Access CEO, Margaret Theisen, accepted the award on behalf of Full Access staff, board and over 800 Oregon adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities whom Full Access serves across 5 counties. 



August 8, 2011

As a result of budget cuts during the 2011/2013 session, the State of Oregon Department of Human Services has instructed support services brokerages statewide to exit customers without Medicaid from brokerage services on October 1st.

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June 1, 2011

Spring is the time of growth and we are growing at Full Access and Oregon Supported Living Program.  If you’ve been to the Eugene office in the last month and a half, you’ve likely seen a lot of activity and machinery in our parking lot.  We are building an elevator and are very excited about this project.  Full Access and Oregon Supported Living Program have a strong commitment to ensuring our building is accessible to everyone.  In 2010, both agencies partnered on a campaign to raise funds for the elevator.  We’ve had a huge response from donors with 176 giving money to make this project possible.  After first digging a hole in the ground, concrete was poured.  With more work to be done, the brick structure for the elevator now reaches the second floor of our building.  The outside structure is also nearly complete! For the latest pictures of the construction, click here to go to our Facebook page. 






Full Access Earns Best of Non-Profits Award

Oregon Business Magazine Announces Top Non Profits in Oregon

Eugene, Ore. 

The Oregon Business Magazine awarded Eugene-based Full Access with 1st place in the statewide competition for the top 100 non-profits of Oregon.  The award was announced and presented at The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland September 29th.   Awards were provided for small, medium and large organizations, with Full Access rating as a medium-sized agency.

Analyses of key organizational features led to this award through an anonymous and confidential employee survey.  Features analyzed included: benefits and compensation, work environment, flexible schedules (including job-sharing, telecommuting, flex-time, etc.), fairness for differing racial, gender, sexual-orientation or disability groups, and treatment of employees by supervisors.  Career development and usage of sustainable practices were also considered. 

The survey indicated particular successes that Full Access demonstrates such as: clarity of mission and purpose, pride and belief in the organization, trust in top management decision making, and the ability of employees to balance family and job obligations. 

“In addition to all of our staff, our entire community shares this award,” said Margaret Theisen, chief executive officer of Full Access.  “Full Access is supported through the generous volunteers and contributors who believe in our mission.  We have exceptional staff and a Board of Directors, who not only support our clients, but support one another in our efforts.

About Full Access

Full Access was established through the collaborative effort of people with disabilities, advocates, providers and mental health/developmental disability personnel in 2001. The founders of Full Access shared a commitment to support and coordinate services for clients living on their own or with their families. Full Access provides these services in five Oregon Counties: Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lake and Lane.


Look Me in the Eye:

Two Agencies One Vision is presenting Look me in the Eye as a public awareness effort on behalf of the people we serve through Oregon Supported Living Program and Full Access.  Thanks to the many guests and community leaders thyat showed their support by attending our press conference to launch Look Me in the Eye week, August 15 - 21, 2010.  We would also like to thank our speakers, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, Springfield Mayor Sid Leiken and Executive Director of Kidsports Bev Smith. 

Look Me in the Eye is a campaign to break down barriers between people, especially on behalf of people who experience a developmental disability.  We are all members of our communities. We need to reach out to one another and looking someone in the eye is a great start!  We want to raise awareness about Full Access and OSLP; specifically the good work we do in the community, the success our clients achieve, and to acknowledge our dedicated staff. 

For those who many want to read the Register Guard article and see the TV news reports thus far, please follow the links below.  You may also see a video of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy reading the proclamation on our video page.  Copies of the proclamations by the 9 area cities and our Lane County Commissioners are linked below.

Register Guard Article
KEZI Newscast
KMTR Article & Video
KVAL Video


City of Cottage Grove
City of Creswell
City of Eugene
City of Florence
City of Lowell
City of Oakridge
City of Springfield
City of Veneta
Lane County Board of Commissioners