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Autism_Oregon Resource List

Oregon Department of Human Resources
Adult and Family Services Division
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District 6
1937 W. Harvard Blvd., Roseburg, Oregon 97470
http://170.104.17.50/mapserve1.5/dist6.html
Tel: 541/ 440-3301
Fax: 541/ 440-3441

Career Advancement Team
UCC JOBS Center
2555 NE Diamond Lake Blvd.
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Tel: 541/ 440-3328

Drain Family Center
129 West C Street, Drain
Oregon 97435
Tel: 541/ 836-2939

Roseburg
1937 W. Harvard Blvd.
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Tel: 541/ 440-3301
Toll Free: 800/ 440-3301
Fax: 541/ 440-3477

South Umpqua Family Services
245 N. Main
Canyonville, Oregon 97417
Tel: 541/ 839-6901
Fax: 541/ 839-6907

Autism Society Support Group    Region 3

Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake counties.

Oregon Autism Regional Services: (541) 776-8556

  • Southern Oregon Regional Chapter – Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at Rogue Valley Hospital on Barnett Road, Medford. Contacts — Kelli Schlapfer at (541) 773-8038; Kathy Carraway at (541) 245-3130.
  • Autism Spectrum Support Group – Medford community. Contact Dr. Janet Fletcher at janetfletcher@charter.net
  • Josephine County Parent Support Meeting – Contact Haley Spiking for additional information (541-474-2250).

Oregon Disability Advocacy

Oregon Advocacy Center (OAC)
Contact: Robert Joondeph, Executive Director
Phone: 800-452-1694
Email: oradvocacy@aol.com
Provides federally funded fegal services for families with well-founded grounds for a legal case related to Special Education services, mediation, and due process complaints.

Oregon Parent Training and Information Center (OPTI Center/formerly COPE)
888-505-2673
1754 State Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97303
opti@open.org
Family and Special Education Team training, planning facilitation, and informal mediation. OPTI representatives do not provide fiduciary agents for parents or the educational system. This means they are not advocates for one side or the other. Instead, their organization seeks to provide skilled mediation to help parties negotiate and avoid unnecessary legal conflicts.

The Arc of Oregon
Advocacy for DD & MH
503-581-2726
877-581-2726 (toll-free)
1745 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
www.acroregon.org

Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities Council (OCDD)
(503) 945-9941
(800) 292-4154
540 24th Place NE
Salem, OR 97301
www.ocdd.org
This organization provides a local newspaper on disability community issues, supports for self-advocacy, Community Partnership projects, and Partners in Policy Making training. Parents can participate in these projects to become more skilled team participants and mediators.

Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN)
OFSN
PO Box 13820
Salem, OR 97309-1820
Parent Only Line 800.323.8521
Phone 503.581.2047
Fax 503.581.4841
E-mail ofsn@open.org
www.ofsn.org

Website

http://www.kindtree.org/ A great website on state resources and activities for individuals with autism and/or their family members. Check out the artwork created by individuals with autism.

Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living
1020 SW 5th Ave.
Ontario, OR 97914
541 889 3119
www.eocil.org
Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living (EOCIL) is a nonprofit community-based resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for all persons with disabilities.
eocil@eocil.org
Shangri-La
4080 Reed Rd. SE #150
Salem, OR 97302
503 581 1732
www.shangrilacorp.net
Homes, Jobs, Supports …one person at a time.
2009 Schwallie Family Scholarships
OR
www.researchautism.org/news/otherev
ents/scholarship.asp

2009 Schwallie Family Scholarship application period is now open. The submission deadline is April 24, 2009. To be eligible, students with an established autism or Asperger Syndrome diagnosis must be accepted f or enrollment or pursuing undergraduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States during the fall 2009 semester. This can include four-year colleges or universities; two-year colleges; and trade, technical, or vocational training programs.
Alternative Work Concepts
PO Box 11452
Eugen, OR 97440
541 345 3043
Fax: 541 345 9669
www.alternativeworkconcepts.org
awc@efn.com
Arc of Multnomah Clackamas
619 S.W. 11th Avenue, Suite 106
Portland, OR 97205-2692
503 223 7279
www.thearcmult.org
The Arc of Oregon
1745 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
503 581 2726
Contact: Marcie Ingledue
marcie.ingledue@arcoregon.org
Columbia Care Services, Inc.
1175 E Main St. Suite 1B
Medford, OR 97504
541 858 8170
Fax: 541 858 8167
www.columbiacare.org
info@columbiacare.org
Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living
1020 SW 5th Ave.
Ontario, OR 97914
541 889 3119
www.eocil.org
Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living (EOCIL) is a nonprofit community-based resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for all persons with disabilities.
eocil@eocil.org
HCBS Promising Practices Reports
OR
www.cms.hhs.gov/promisingpractices
The on-line Promising Practices Reports disseminate timely information on program and policy innovation. These reports on ASDs are part of the CMS’ participation in the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), created through the Combating Autism Act of 2006.
Job Accommodation Network
PO Box 6080
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6080
OR
800 526 7234
877 781 9403 TTY
304 293 7186
Fax: 304 293 5407
www.jan.wvu.edu
A consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
Administrative Unit
500 Summer St. NE E-87
Salem, OR 97301-1120
503 945 5880
Fax: 503 947 5010
www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr
ur.info@state.or.us
State Specific
Limited to State residents only
Oregon Business Leadership Network
4134 N. Vancouver Ave. Suite 304
Portland, OR 97217
503 281 1424
www.obln.org
lucy.baker@obin.org
Oregon Department of Human Services
Seniors and People with Disabilities
500 Summer Street NE E02
Salem, OR 97301-1073
503 945 5811
www.oregon.gov/DHS/dd
State Specific
Limited to State residents only
Shangri-La
4080 Reed Rd. SE #150
Salem, OR 97302
503 581 1732
www.shangrilacorp.net
Homes, Jobs, Supports …one person at a time.
ASPIRES
Asperger’s Syndrome Partners & Individuals Resources, Encouragement & Support
1643 NE Eastwood
Bend, OR 97701
541 385 3218
541 408 0872
Contact: Linda Newland
opu@bendbroadband.com
Arc of Multnomah Clackamas
619 S.W. 11th Avenue, Suite 106
Portland, OR 97205-2692
503 223 7279
www.thearcmult.org
Asperger Syndrome Partners Group
Tabor Heights United Methodist Church
6161 S.E. Stark Street
Portland, OR
503 666 2776
Contact: Lisa Lieberman, LCSW and Roger N. Meyer
rogernmeyer@earthlink.net
Asperger’s Network
3324 NE 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
503 226 5999
www.aspergersnet.org
Contact: Marcus Chavez
contact@aspergersnet.org
Autism Blogger: The Online Autism Support Group
OR
www.autism-blog.com
Our mission is to allow people who have been affected by autism to share their stories and help other people to overcome. Our goal is to provide the best online autism support group possible. Please join our growing community! It only takes seconds to sign up for an account…once you do, you get your own blog, profile, access to news, and much more.
Autism Medical Information Support Group
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239
503 494 1404
Fourth Thursday every month at 7 p.m.
Contact: Kathy Henley
Autism Medical Information Support Group
OHSU Doernbecher Childrens Hospital
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239
503 494 1404
Fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.
Contact: Kathy Henley
Autism Medical Information Support Group
OHSU Doernbecher Childrens Hospital
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239
503 494 1404
Fourth Thursday every month at 7 p.m.
Contact: Kathy Henley
Autism Medical Information Support Group
OHSU Doernbecher Childrens Hospital
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239
503 494 1404
Fourth Thursday every month at 7 p.m.
Contact: Kathy Henley
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 300
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3067
OR
301 657 0881
800 328 8476
www.autism-society.org
Autism Society of Oregon
P.O. Box 396
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0396
888 AUTISM1
Fax: 503 636 1696
www.oregonautism.com
info@oregonautism.com
Autism Training and Support
P.O. Box 41995
Eugene, OR 97404
541 689 2327
Fax: 541 689 2623
Bridgeway House
996 Jefferson Street
Eugene, OR 97402
541 344 0805
Fax: 541 345 0855
www.bridgewayhouse.org
Contact: Patricia Wigney, Executive Director
bridgewayhouse@comcast.net
COPE
Coalition in Oregon for Parent Education
OR
888 505 COPE
503 968 7030
Extensive schedule of workshops held throughout Oregon
Contact: Karen Ripplinger
copekaren@aol.com
Children’s Program
7707 S.W. Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219
503 452 0307
www.childrensprogram.com
Provides clinical services to children, adolescents, and families with developmental, behavioral, emotional, educational, and/or certain medical concerns.
Contact: Georgia
childrensprogram@qwest.net
Clark County-Based Support Group
Southwest Washington Medical Centers Health Education Wing
92nd and East Mill Plain
Portland, OR
360 694 2244
Second Thursday of each month. No cost.
Contact: Andrea Rehm
Communication Matrix Online
Oregon Health & Science University
Child Development & Rehabilitation Center/Oregon Institute on Disability & Development
707 SW Gaines St.
Portland, OR 97239
503 494 2263
www.communicationmatrix.org
The web site is an online version of the communication assessment instrument entitled Communication Matrix Especially for Parents.
Contact: Charity Rowland Ph.D., : Associate Professor of Pediatrics
rowlandc@ohsu.edu
Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living
1020 SW 5th Ave.
Ontario, OR 97914
541 889 3119
www.eocil.org
Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living (EOCIL) is a nonprofit community-based resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for all persons with disabilities.
eocil@eocil.org
FEAT of Oregon
Families for Effective Autism Treatment
4702 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.
#427
OR
503 282 3328
feator@feator.org
Hearing & Speech Institute
1675 SW Marlow Avenue
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97225
503 228 6479 (V/TTY)
877 702 2828
Fax: 503 228 4248
www.hearingandspeech.org
Contact: Amanda Cornelius
amandac@hearingandspeech.org
Heroes with Handicaps
Improving the Lives of Military Children with Autism
OR
heroeswithhandicaps.org
Our slogan is Heroes NOW! because these children need treatment and services NOW, not when a cure is found.
now@heroeswithhandicaps.org
IAN Project
The Interactive Autism Network
OR
www.ianproject.org
IAN, the Interactive Autism Network, is an innovative online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers and families. Anyone impacted by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can become part of IAN’s online community to stay informed about autism research, provide feedback, and make their voices heard.
Military Tool Kit for Special Needs
OR
www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/porta
l/page/itc/MHF/MHF_DETAIL_1?section
_id=20.40.500.570.0.0.0.0.0&con
tent_id=218947

The DoD Special Needs Parent Toolkit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared towards helping military families with special needs children navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support and benefits and entitlements.
Oregon FIRST
Community Parent Resource Center
Family Information Referral Services and Trainings
830 NE 47 Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
503 215 2268
Fax: 503 215 2478
info@orfirst.org
Oregon Parent Training & Information Center
2295 Liberty St, NE
Salem, OR 97303-6755
503 581 8156 Voice & TDD
888 505 2673 in OR only
Fax: 503 391 0429
www.orpti.org
orpti@open.org
Oregon Technical Assistance Corp.
3886 Beverly Avenue NE
Suite I-21
Salem, OR 97305-1373
503 364 9943
503 3641939
www.otac.org
Autism training programs for those who live and work with autistic individuals. Numerous classes and workshops.
Oregon Yellow Pages for Kids
OR
www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/or.
htm

Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys. You will also find special education schools, learning centers, treatment programs, parent groups, respite care, community centers, grassroots organizations, and government programs.
Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health
Portland State University
1912 S.W. Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97201-5264
503 725 4040
www.rtc.pdx.edu
Roger N. Meyer
18162 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97233
503 666 2776
rogernmeyer.com
Adult Autism and Asperger Syndrome
rogernmeyer@earthlink.net
Shangri-La
4080 Reed Rd. SE #150
Salem, OR 97302
503 581 1732
www.shangrilacorp.net
Homes, Jobs, Supports …one person at a time.
SibNet on Facebook
OR
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4299
6269129

SibNet on Facebook is the companion to the SibNet yahoo group, the internet’s first and largest listserv for adult brothers and sisters of people with disabilities. SibNet is also a remarkably warm, thoughtful, and informative community where young adult and adult brothers and sisters from around the world share information and discuss issues of common interest.
donmeyer@siblingsupport.org
Sibling Program
Shriners Hospital
Portland, OR
503 221 3704
www.seattlechildrens.org/sibsupp
Meets with individual families or groups that contract with her, has no regularly scheduled group meeting.
Contact: Colleen Maloney
Sibshop
Autism Society of Oregon
P.O. Box 396
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0396
Contact: Genevieve Athens
Gathens@qwest.net
Sibshop
Easter Seals Oregon Childrens Guild
290 Moyer Lane NW
P O Box 5193
Salem, OR 97304
503 370 8990
Contact: Kathy Schnebly CTRS, QMHP
kschnebly@or.easterseals.org
Special Needs Parents Meet Up
OR
spclneedsparents.meetup.com
autism.meetup.com
aspergers.meetup.com
Studies of Receptive and Expressive Prosody in Young Children
Center for Spoken Language Understanding
Oregon Health & Science University
20000 N.W. Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97006
The purpose of this study is to understand the ability of young children with autism, developmental language disorders, and typical development to comprehend and use the prosody of language to express ideas and emotions. Prosody includes the tone of voice, intonation, rate and loudness of speech.
TRICARE: Enhanced Access to Autism Benefits
OR
www.brookings.edu/events/2005/~/med
ia/Files/events/2005/1216health car
e/autismabatricaretemplate.pdf

Educational Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders services are not covered under basic TRICARE coverage (TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Standard and Extra, etc.), and only partially covered through the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO). The Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration allows eligible beneficiaries to have access to a greater range of existing evidence-based EIA services through an expanded network of educational intervention providers.
Threshold Training
Chemeketa Community College
3498 Centennial Drive N.W.
Salem, OR 97304
503 375 9462
503 375 9462
www.understandingautism.org
Ongoing three-part classes for families and professionals wanting to learn more about working with autistic children. One class per month for three months.
Contact: Sharone Lee, M.A. Executive Director
Visual Contextual Processing in Normal and Autistic Populations
University of Oregon
Department of Psychology
Eugene, OR 97403
541 346 4956
The proposed research seeks to understand how behavioral performance on a number of different visual illusions and visuospatial tasks are related, allowing us to make inferences regarding the underlying processing mechanisms responsible for different categories of visuospatial contextual illusions.
Contact: Paul Dassonville, Ph.D., Associate Professor
prd@uoregon.edu
Wrong Planet
The Online Resource and Community for Autism and Asperger’s
OR
www.wrongplanet.net
Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and a chatroom for real-time communication with other Aspies.
Yahoo! Groups
Autism Support Groups
OR
groups.yahoo.com/search?query=autis
m%20aba

Online discussion forums for the Autism and Asperger communities

Guid dogs

4 Paws For Ability
OR
www.4pawsforability.org
karen4paws@aol.com
Autism Service Dogs of America
OR
www.autismservicedogsofamerica.com
info@autismservicedogsofamerica.com
North Star Foundation
OR
www.northstardogs.com/autism.shtml
northstarfoundation@charter.net
Wilderwood Service Dogs
OR
autism.wilderwood.org
At Wilderwood Service Dogs, we make a difference in the lives of people with neurological impairments. We specialize in providing service dogs specifically trained to handle the challenges of Spectrum Disorders and other neurological impairments. Our dogs are a constant helpmate to you or your child… and any other place you may venture.
wilderwood@charter.net