AUTISM HANGOUT is an online discussion forum that reports news, complies facts and community-submitted personal experiences and invites ongoing discussion to discover insights on how best to deal with the daily challenges of autism.
The Oregon Money Management Program offers free support to people with limited incomes who need help with money management tasks. Services are provided by trained and supervised volunteers who work one-on-one with individuals through three core services: Money Coach, Bill Payer, and Representative Payee.
Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) provide an opportunity for low-income people to learn the financial skills they need to earn more money, give back to their communities and build Oregon’s economy
Qualified participants set savings goals and make monthly savings deposits. Every dollar they save is matched to help them reach their goals so they can:
- Launch a new business.
- Get the higher education and professional training needed to qualify for a better job.
- Purchase a new home and create thriving, stable neighborhoods.
- Make needed repairs to a home that is no longer habitable.
- Purchase technology needed to work, such as hearing aids or a wheelchair accessible van.
Easter Seals and the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) have collaborated to create a 72-page financial planning booklet for parents, caregivers, grandparents or others involved in the care of a special needs child. Included is information on estate planning, finding the right lawyer or knowledgeable financial planner, wills, special-needs trusts, government benefits, savings options insurance plans and other available resources. Easter Seals and NEFE encourage families to start financial planning when their child with a disability is at a young age
Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.
Money Management Technologies that aid people with intellectual disabilities with learning about money concepts and managing money.
The Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) is a friendly and easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer. The CBI can complement formal classes or enable people to study independently at their own pace. The CBI is for users age 13 and over with Money Smart for Young Adults and Money Smart Adult Financial Education Curriculum. Each module generally takes between 20-30 minutes to complete. Students receive ongoing feedback and, upon successful completion of each module, can print out a personalized certificate of completion. Espanol
Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland, Oregon mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country. CSEFEL offers free downloadable resources on supporting and understanding your child’s social emotional development in their Family Resources Section. En Español. Teachers can also find tips and tools for classroom management here!
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free products are available on the website for you to immediately view, download and use.
Autietots! the one-stop source for autism-friendly reviews around Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Here you can browse reviews, post your own reviews, connect with other families, and find new places and services that work best for your child’s special needs.
The UCEDD center on Early Autism Research and Learning for the Young Child has produced a very helpful eight-page Frequently Asked Questions document [spanish]. This FAQ organizes resources and under the most frequently asked questions. The document includes links to websites and other documents.