This is not, by any means, an exhaustive list of resources, but a few of my favorite resources for families experiencing disabilities. Let me know if you have any questions!
REST: a local east county support group for mothers of children experiencing special needs. The group meets monthly for intentional Rejuvenation, Encouragement, Support and Truth.
The Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center: provides information to families who are navigating the complex world of special health care needs.
Oregon Developmental Disability Services: 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.
211: 211info is a nonprofit that believes that guidance and information can be the breath of fresh air someone needs to get back on their feet. By dialing 211, searching for resources on 211info.org, texting your zip code to 898211, a person can be connected to valuable resources.
FACT family network: Family And Community Together is a non-profit, family leadership organization working to empower Oregon families experiencing disability.
Kiwanis: Offers children and adults with disabilities an opportunity to leave behind their routine lives and taste the freedom of the outdoors – to go beyond limits that they, and others, have set for them.
They provide a caring, welcoming environment where campers are challenged to do their best, yet their special and personal needs are met.
Phone: (971) 230-2922
Camp Attitude: Promoting active participation in a safe & inclusive outdoor environment. They strive to encourage positive attitudes through a quality camping experience. Helping people reach their dreams and overcoming unusual obstacles and challenges are central to their mission.