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Community Resources

FACT Oregon Parent Training Events

FACT Oregon’s Community Training Events are classes and webinars (often free of charge) held around the state of Oregon for parents and families to learn about available supports. Check out their Calendar to see if any are available in your area.

Oregon Helps Online Tool

OregonHelps Online Tool is a free and easy program prescreener that can help you find assistance with food stamps, health care, subsidized housing. Available in multiple languages.

Challenged Atheltes foundation

“The mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life…”

Lane County Presents: “Summer Reading Spots!”

Learn how you can help bring the joy of reading to local children in Lane County by visiting The Summer Reading Spot and donating books to this wonderful cause!

SUMMER QUEST CAMP – Register This Week!

Do you know 12-21 year olds needing a safe, fun social “hang-out” this summer?

First, Check Out the Schedule
Then, Register for Summer Camp!

Online Early Childhood Screening Project

Check Your Child’s Early Development?

Online checklist for children ages birth up to 6 yrs.
Free, Confidential, Easy

Interactive site that parents/primary caregivers/childcare providers can use to check and monitor a child’s early development.
Complete one or two easy questionnaires and receive copies of the questionnaire(s), results, recommendations for next steps and play & learning activities. Parent-learning links to popular non profit sites, resources for families and all Oregon Early Intervention-Early Childhood Special Education contacts are also listed.

Did You Know? March 2014
Update_ OR Online Screening Project

Rescouces for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

For parents of newly diagnosed children with disabilities it can be very difficult but these resources can help you learn your rights as a parent as well as your child’s rights and give you a place to start looking for family support. You are not alone!

Passionate and Nurturing People Needed!

The Arc of Lane County is searching for respite care providers for children who experience developmental disabilities.

Check out their flyer for more information!

Take a Break! – Autism Society

The Take a Break on ASO program, provided by the Autism Society, helps to give the parents of children (and adults) with autism a break to get their bearings straight. They provide the parents with services that allow the parent to take a little time for themselves and still be sure their child is being taken care of.

Oregon Special ED Graduates Now Eligible for Financial Aid

Oregon students with disabilities have been declared eligible for federal financial aid this week, reversing an earlier ruling that blocked aid for more than 1,700 recent Oregon high school graduates from receiving funding for college. “It’s like the happiest day of my life…”

Families Building Community; Creating Futures


The Oregon Consortium of Family Networks presented on the importance of Family Network Supports for individuals with DD and their families. Check out their PowerPoint presentation: Shaping Supports to Fit the Person

Putting Families First

The Arc’s Families Connected Program fosters, collaborates, and coordinates connections to service providers in order to reduce isolation and build community.

Upcoming Events

Don’t Forget to check the FACT Oregon Calendar for upcoming learning opportunities such as Preparing for a Successful Transition to Kindergarten, It Starts with a Dream! The Person-centered Plan, and Understanding the IEP.

Facebook for People with Disabilities

Disabled Community is a website that is very similar to Facebook but made specifically for people with disabilities. You can post photos, make friends both locally and internationally, share knowledge, and generally connect with other people who have disabilities. For more information CLICK HERE or go to

Early Childhood CARES Calendar

Early Childhood CARES offers many parent trainings and fun family events throughout the school year. Some of the events include; sign language workshops, behavior management trainings, and autism support groups. Please visit the calendar by CLICKING HERE or going to

Free Cellphone Service!

Lifeline Services provides free cellphone service to people who qualify for food stamps and/or Medicaid. There are three different plans to choose from so you and your family can receive the right plan for your usage. This plan guarantee that if you are eligible for the program than you will never receive a bill for service. Click Here for more information or visit

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)

AIDD is an online database which shows many different resources that are available in every state. Resources included in this website are: State Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DDC), State Protection & Advocacy Systems (P&A), National Network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service (UCEDDs), Projects of National Significance (PNS). Click Here to visit the database.

Disability Studies Forum

Roundtable discussion featuring scholars in the field of disability studies. Please RSVP to if you plan to attend as space is limited, and be sure to mention any special assistance needs you may have to attend this discussion.

South Lane Wheels

South Lane Wheels provides door to door transportation services, specializing in the Cottage Grove area, for people who are blind, physically disabled, and the elderly. Their rates are very reasonable compared to a standard taxi service, with prices as low as $1.00 for short trips. The service area covers Culp Creek to Loraine, London, Cottage Grove, Creswell and the Eugene/Springfield Metro area. Hours of operation are from 8am – 5pm, for more information call 541-942-0456 or click here to visit their website

Eugene Parks and Recreation – Summer Catalogue

This is a brochure for all the adaptive activities offered locally through the city of Eugene, Parks and Recreation Department. This list includes exercise classes for people with various types of disabilities, dance classes, swimming lessons, information on paralympic sports, organized fishing trips, and many more summer activities to beat the heat!

Adaptive Recreation