In partnership with The Autism Society, we bring AMC Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism on a monthly basis to select communities.
The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!
A resource for children with behavioral issues, their families and teachers from NICHCY with information and links on positive behavior management in the classroom, behavior issues and specific disabilities such as Autism and ADD/ADHD, and what the laws require. En Espanol.
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.
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
has difficulty speaking or getting people to understand what you need?
finds it hard to keep up in school or do homework?
has a medical condition like Down Syndrome or spina bifida?
If you know a kid who has these difficulties or if you have them yourself, then you may know or be a kid with a disability. Kids who have disabilities may not have the same opportunities as other kids. They may feel lonely or different and may not have a lot of fun. Sometimes, because kids look or act differently, we avoid them or don’t include them in the same activities we do. Can these kids play sports or participate in the same activities as other kids? Do they need special equipment to play? Do they need to go to special schools or ride special buses? Will these kids grow up to be newspaper reporters, doctors, lawyers, athletes, or actors? If you don’t have a disability now, can you become disabled? How does it feel to be disabled? The answers to these questions will be our Quest.
Through our Web Quest we will become “virtual investigators.” We will search for information by exploring not only the Internet but also our own school and neighborhood.
Into the game: youth with disabilities in afterschool sports
Discover Leisure Education – This online resource was designed to assist you in understanding and further appreciating the value and importance of leisure in the life of your child. It is a resource to aid you as you consider, planning for, and assisting your child in developing leisure-related skills that will allow them to be successful at home, school, and community settings. This guide is a resource that you can turn to again and again to aid you in finding resources and answering questions. It is our hope that this guide will allow you and your child to embark on a fun and exciting adventure as you, Discover Leisure Education.
Special Olympics Project UNIFY® is an education-based program that uses the sports and education initiatives of Special Olympics to activate youth to promote school communities where all young people are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. But it is much more.
A collection of resources for children/youth with disabilities and their families about participating in after school programs.
Afterschool Benefits Kids with Special Needs -This issue brief highlights the effectiveness of afterschool programming in offering children with special needs an opportunity to develop alongside their non-disabled peers. The benefits of afterschool for kids with special needs include; improved performance on standardized tests, mastery of individualized education goals, higher grades, improved behavior and increased motivation to learn.
Afterschool.gov Children with Disabilities section – This section provides you with information on how to best meet the needs of the special populations of children in your afterschool program. Featured are federal sites with information on policies and best practices, research and publications, technical assistance, and special education programs, specifically tailored for children with disabilities, and other populations.
Working With Scouts With disAbilities (WWSWd) – This web site serves as an on-line resource, education tool, and link repository for all Scouters and parents who are involved in or have an interest in providing a Scouting opportunity for the disAbled. This site is supported by volunteer Scouters who believe in Scouting for those with disAbilities. It is our vision to provide the most up to date information to Scouters who have the opportunity and challenge of working with Scouts who have disabilities. There are numerous resources available throughout the world and on the World Wide Web. We hope that this site will help Scouters in need of those resources answer questions and provide examples of the many successes these Scouts can and have experienced through Scouting.
GirlScouts Nation’ Capital: Including ALL Girls Initiative – Including ALL Girls educates girls about inclusion and how they can include girls with disabilities in all aspects of Girl Scouts. GSCNC strives to make inclusion a top priority in Girl Scouts. For this purpose, GSCNC designed a specific inclusion position for our council. The Inclusion Specialist serves as a resource and a guide to ensure the inclusion of girls with disabilities within the Girl Scout community. The program offers a downloadable list of resources and an Including ALL Girls Patch Program.
Boy Scout Disability Awareness Merit Badge – This is an introductory merit badge where scouts learn about disability etiquette, disability supports and resources in their community, meet and talk to a person with a disability, learn about adaptive equipment, learn about accessibility in their community, learn about advocacy and complete an advocacy activity, and make a commitment to have a positive attitude about people with disabilities and encourage a positive attitude in others, and finally learn about professions that work with people with disabilities.
Juliette Low Camp – Named after the Girl Scout founder who suffered from hearing loss at a young age, Juliette Low camp is specifically designed for girls with special needs and their friends. Girls, ages 8-18 who have physical disabilities such as polio, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, etc, may attend. A well-qualified staff of adults, trained and experienced in working with girls with disabilities, provide the very best camping opportunity for each girl. Two eight-day sessions take place every July. Contact the camp staff at email@example.com for more info, to request a Camp Brochure – available after March 1 each year.
Disability Awareness Public Service Announcement – Troop 2383′s Public Service Announcement for Disability Awareness. This was also their Bronze Award Project.
We, the National Congress of American Indian Youth, unite to serve our peoples concerns and interests by enchancing the spirtual, mental, physical and emotional well-being of tribal youth for a better Native America.
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Youth Commission is designed specifically for college and high school students ages 16-25 with an interest in political science, tribal government and Native American legislative and governmental affairs.The Youth Commission provides a unique perspective on issues relevent to tribal youth. It is to be a resource to NCAI and Tribal Leaders. It is an opportunity to acquire knowledge from NCAI and Tribal Leaders about the organizational processes of NCAI and structure of Tribal Politics. The Commission also serves to enhance leadership skills and cultivate those we may have obtained prior. Most importantly the NCAI Youth Commission is a mechanism for achieving a unified voice for ALL Native American and Alaskan Native youth.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
July 25, 2011, 2:22 pm
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.
COPAK (Central Oregon Parents of ASD/ADHD Kids) Meet Up Group
May 30, 2011, 6:50 pm
COPAK (Central Oregon Parents of ASD/ADHD Kids) is a supportive social group for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. While the name emphasizes parents of kids with Attention Defecit Disorder and kids on the Autism Spectrum (including PDD/NOS), parents of a child with any special need is welcome. We will have meetups that offer support, sharing, and even some much needed fun. You don’t have to go through this journey alone. Please join us.
Looking for summer programs or other support for your children? Direction Services, a UCEDD Program, recently released their free 2010 Summer Directory including resources on summer camps, respite care, diagnosis, and much more!
Bridgeway House in Eugene serves over 150 families a month affected by autism by offering home programs, social skill groups and many other resouces. Bridgeway now has an autism school that has been approved for special educational services through ODE.
Band-Aides and Blackboards: When Chronic Illness…or Some Other Medical Problem Goes to School This website is designed for kids, teens, and young adults growing up with medical problems. The site content is arranged by age groups. A wide range of disabilities including leukemia, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, hearing impairments, panic attacks, limb amputation are included. There are many stories told from the perspective of kids with a disability and the challenges they have faced. Topics such as dealing with teasing, stories from a siblings perspective, tips for parents, teachers and doctors, and how to make the most of a stay in the hospital are covered. A book of pages designed and written by Joan Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N., Associate Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, Bronx, New York.
LD Perspectives Booklets Four online booklets presenting the story of a learning disabled adult in his or her own words followed by a discussion of the issues raised in their stories. The booklets can be read online, and an order form is available to order a hard-copy of one or more of the booklets (prices range from $1 to $3).
National Youth Leadership Network- NYLN’s mission is to promote youth leadership and education. We teach young people how to advocate. Our goal is to make sure that young people with disabilities have the chance to set and reach their own goals.
Youth Empowerment Alliance (YEA) – An online youth from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council leadership training program, “Take Control of Your Life,” is self-paced so that users can take as much time as they like, and can pick and choose modules. The program is designed to engage youth and young adults as emerging leaders as they transition from school to the adult world.
The City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation Services recognizes that being involved in meaningful recreation/leisure activities can have a positive and often profound impact on the lives of persons with disabilities. Programs include art classes to outdoor trips, be it small group discussions to large group dances. Check out the site for a brochure, and click RecEnroll to register for activities.
Oregon Disability Sports promotes sports, recreation and fitness activities for youth and adults with physical disabilities. Based in Portland, Oregon, this organization holds bike clinics and other events in several cities around the state. Check their website for current information.
Kids as Self Advocates (KASA) is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth. We are teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out. KASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need.
Oregon Parent Training and Information Center (OrPTI)
OR-PTI’s mission is to educate and support parents, families and professionals in building partnerships that meet the needs of children and youth with the full range of disabilities ages birth through twenty six. The agency offers workshops in various locations around the state, supports a lending library, IEP partners to assist families in the IEP (Individualized Education Program) process, and many other services. The Parent Training and Information Center specifically serving military families can be reached here STOMP National PTI for Military Families.
Special Olympics This page includes a list of Special Olympics Oregon Local Programs. Founded in 1972, Special Olympics Oregon is a year-round program offering 14 different Olympic-style sports to athletes with mental retardation. Throughout the state of Oregon, over 5,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics.
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