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Community Resources

Families Building Community; Creating Futures

OFCN

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
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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.

Online Early Childhood Screening Project

Check Your Child’s Early Development?
visit ASQOregon.com

Free, online interactive site that any parents/primary caregivers of young children, ages birth to 72 months, can use to check a child’s development.
Anonymous, confidential, easy. Complete one or two easy online 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 in Oregon and all Early Intervention-Early Childhood Special Education contacts are also listed.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://www.disabledcommunity.net/

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 http://earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu/trainings-and-events/

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 www.safelinkwireless.com

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 emagee@uoregon.edu 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