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Outside Agency Resources & Parent Organizations

Oregon Department of Education

FACT Oregon: FACT Oregon’s mission is to empower families experiencing disability in their pursuit of whole lives by expanding awareness, growing community, and equipping parents, caregivers, and professionals.  FACT Oregon offers parent trainings, peer-to-peer support and community building opportunities for families of students experiencing disabilities. 

Washington County Developmental Disabilities

Adventures Without Limits facilitates inclusive, outdoor adventure for people of all ages and ability levels. AWL supports trips for everyone. They are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has dedicated more than 19 years to getting people outdoors to experience the amazing natural environment of the Pacific Northwest.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oregon (NAMI) NAMI is a nationwide organization that aims to improve the quality of life of individuals living with mental illness and their families by providing education, support and advocacy.

Special Olympics Oregon offers training and competition opportunities in 14 different Olympic-style sports. There are three sports seasons throughout the year, with statewide competitions and training in winter, summer and fall.

This camps resource guide allows you to search for Oregon camps using search criteria (e.g. Special Needs Camps, Academic Camps, etc) in order to find the camp that will best meet your child’s needs.

Beaverton STARS:  The STARS are a special needs color guard team made up of students from middle and high schools in the Beaverton School District. They are the first special needs color guard in the Northwest.

Portland State University Career and Community Studies Program: The Career & Community Studies (CCS) program provides an inclusive, four-year college experience for students with intellectual disabilities (ID). We value student inclusion, self-determination, academic achievement, gainful employment, and community engagement.

National Association of School Psychologists Resources for Families and Educators:  NASP has made these handouts publicly available as a public service to provide parents and teachers with up-to-date information and proven, solutions-based strategies for home and classroom applications. All handouts are taken from Helping Children at Home and School III, which contains over 280 total handouts contributed by leading experts and experienced professionals.