Local Resources and Support Organizations

  • Autism Empowerment – A nonprofit organization devoted to enriching and empowering the lives of youth, adults and families within the autism community.  They offer innovative and inspiring programs, training and services and opportunities for leadership and volunteerism for those within and supporting the Autism and Asperger community.

  • Autism Society of Oregon – ASO’s mission is to empower individuals with Autism, their families and their service providers to improve the quality of their lives through support and information. Offering a comprehensive list including local community activities, family resources/support groups and professional services available in Oregon and SW Washington.

  • CHADD – Children and Adults with ADHD – Local CHADD chapter providing support on ADD/ADHD issues such as parenting, family, children, adults, marriage, school, teachers, women, work, accommodations, diagnosis, and local resources.

  • Disability Rights of Oregon – Oregon’s designated Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System which exists to promote and defend the rights of individuals with disabilities.

  • FACT Oregon – Family support Center providing information, training and parent to parent support.  Sign up for their newsletter to stay up-to-date on current events.

  • FACT Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) – Providing educational services and parent-to-parent support which are centered on helping families become their child’s number one fan and advocate, helping them participate fully on their child’s IEP team, and successfully create goals that provide their child or youth with a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

  • Northwest Down Syndrome Association – A family support network for individuals and families touched by Down Syndrome

  • Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center – Providing information, education, training and referral services – especially reaching out to under served/underrepresented and rural populations throughout Oregon.

  • Spectrum Life Magazine – Providing free educational content from Spectrum Life Magazine and Autism Empowerment along with a comprehensive autism and disability resource directory.

  • Swindells Resource Center – Providing resources, information and education to local communities.

  • United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington – Offering individualized supports, information, and advocacy for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and their families throughout our region.

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