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Links to Resources for Families

Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center

The Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center offers free local workshops for families who have children with special needs.  This program is a project of the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs.


Link to Special Education Procedural Safeguards

The 2017-2018 Oregon Department of Education Procedural Safeguards Notices replace any previous versions, and are aligned with the requirements of IDEA 2004, federal, and state regulations.


College Guide for Students with ASD

The Organization for Autism Research's website has the great resource  Finding Your Way: A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum. This guide aims to help prospective and current college students with ASD become better prepared for college life and academics. 


CBIRT: Center on Brain Injury Research & Training

CBIRT, a center under the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Oregon, conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CBIRT’s research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability, and quality of life. Our training activities promote the use of best practices among educators and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI. 


Oregon Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS)

ODDS strives to support choices of individuals with disabilities and their families within communities by promoting and providing services that are person-centered and directed, flexible, community inclusive, and supportive of the discovery and development of each individual's unique gifts, talents and abilities. We are committed to work toward service options to assure that people with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to have lives that are fulfilling and meaningful.


Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

DHS Vocational Rehabilitation​ (VR) assists individuals with disabilities to get and keep a job that matches their skills, interests and abilities. VR staff work in partnership with the community and businesses to provide services that are individualized to help each eligible person receive services that are essential to their employment success.


International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Oregon

IDA's mission statement is: to create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.


Columbia Regional Program (CRP)

Columbia Regional Program (CRP) provides a continuum of educational services for students with low-incidence disabilities in the Gresham-Barlow School District. These services include consultation to parents, early intervention programs and school age teams, support through itinerant teaching, physical therapy, assistive technology, augmentative communication and classrooms for the deaf and hard of hearing.


FACT Oregon

FACT Oregon's mission is to empower Oregon families experiencing disability in their pursuit of a whole life by expanding awareness, growing community, and equipping families.