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Outside Agency Resources & Parent Organizations

Adventures Without Limits is a registered 501c3 non-profit on a mission to provide access to outdoor adventure for all people, regardless of ability level, socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity or age.

Autism Society of Oregon creates connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. They do not charge for their services and an official Autism diagnosis is NOT necessary to access services.

The Beaverton STARS are the first and only color guard made up of students in special education programs in the Pacific Northwest. The team is made up of students in area middle schools, high schools and out district's Community Transition Program who experience disabilities.

Camp Meadowood Springs is a speech and hearing camp offering speech and hearing therapy to children ages 7-14. Scholarships are available through local Elks Lodges.

Campy Yakety Yak is an inclusive social skills day camp supporting friendship development in children with special needs, ages 5-15, and social skills in the workplace instruction for young adults age 16-22.

Decoding Dyslexia is a grassroots, non-profit organization driven by Oregon families and educators who recognized the need for conversations with our school districts and policymakers regarding dyslexia.

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.

FACT Oregon Person Centered Profile: Examples for creating a one-page profile that includes important information about your child.

Fitzwater Law's practice focuses on working with families who have a loved one with special needs. Services include legal counsel for special needs trusts, public benefits and guardianships. 

Germaine's Kitchen and Cafe is a workforce development culinary training program. The 16 week program provides small classes with hands-on experience to build confidence and support student success.

International Dyslexia Association is a volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia, to promote effective intervention strategies, and to support individuals with dyslexia, their families and professionals in the community.

Learning Without Limits provides consultation for parents of children with learning difference, specializing in ADHD.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington County 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.

NWRESD provides Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education programs that offer special services and support to families with children who are identified as having developmental disabilities or who are experiencing developmental delays.

Oregon ABLE Savings Plan helps people with disabilities and their families save for the future without losing their state and federal benefits.

Oregon Department of Education fosters equity and excellence for every learner through collaboration with educators, partners and communities.

Oregon Family-to-Family Healthy Information Center supports families and caregivers of children with special health needs to navigate the complex health care systems.

Palladio Consulting is an independent, registered investment advisor offering financial planning and investment advisory services exclusively tailored for people with disabilities, special needs trusts and their families.

PHAME is a fine and performing arts academy serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Portland Community College Disability Services leads the PCC community to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity, embrace access as a matter of social justice and to promote universal design and inclusive environments.

Portland State University Career and Community Services offers an inclusive, four-year college experience for students with intellectual and/or developmental disability. In addition to student services to which all PSU students have access, CCS students receive individualized support for academics, employment and campus life.

Portland State University Disability Resource Center works with students with all types of disabilities to make sure education and university life are accessible. The DRC identifies, evaluates and reduces or eliminates barriers to student access and equity.

Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to coordinating and providing transportation services to people with limited options in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

Special Olympics Oregon brings year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Specialty Athletic Training provides personal training for individuals with special needs.

Spectra Gymnastics is the world's first and only gymnastics club catering to neurodiverse kids, teens and adults living with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our special needs gymnastics educational programs target social-emotional development, nurture social skills, communication, engagement and confidence through movement and play.

Swindells Resource Center supports parents and caregivers of children who have special health, behavioral or developmental needs. They provide video resources, information and education to communities throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreational District Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation provides participants of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy recreational, educational, and leisure offerings through THPRD. Services include individualized inclusion support for participants experiencing disabilities, as well as inclusive programming designed for diverse skill levels.

Washington County Developmental Disabilities provides service coordination for eligible individuals.

Washington County Sheriff's Office: Help Me Home is a voluntary enrollment program for adults and children who may become lost and have difficulty communicating vital information about themselves. Those who are registered in this program have their identification and pertinent information placed in a database managed by the Sheriff's Office.

Summer Camp Guide: This website allows you to search for Oregon camps using search criteria (e.g. Special Needs Camps, Academic Camps, etc.) in order to find a camp that will best meet your child's needs.