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Introducing Chelsea Guyette

Introducing Chelsea Guyette, KindTree’s new Executive Assistant Chelsea has joined KindTree as the Executive Assistant, and we’re looking forward to her enthusiastic help as we move forward: “I have worked and volunteered in the local non-profit sector for the past 8 years and have Bachelors in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon.  […]

NEEDED: Youth and young adults ages 14-24 experiencing intellectual disability and their caregiver

Families Experiencing Intellectual Disability Helping Families! $100.00 !!!  Both the caregiver and youth each will receive a $50.00 gift card for participating The University of Oregon needs your help to develop an interview about the mental health of youth and young adults with Intellectual Disability (ID). Participants will play an important role in an effort […]

Road to Adulthood panel video

The Autism Society of Oregon scheduled a panel discussion at Hilyard Community Center from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, Nov 16, about Transition to Adulthood, featuring KindTree folks Alisa McLaughlin, Mary-Minn Sirag, Corey Coloma, Amber Perry and David Olson, and facilitated by Tobi Burch Rates. Parents, social workers, personal support workers, and people on […]

A Large Study Provides More Evidence That MMR Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism

From NPR:   There’s strong new evidence that a common childhood vaccine is safe. A large study released Monday finds no evidence that the vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella increases the risk of autism. The study of children born in Denmark is one of the largest ever of the MMR vaccine. “The study strongly supports […]

Tom Keating, KT supporter, in the News!

A growing customer base, and some six-figure grants, help a Eugene app maker grow In 2016, Laura Dahill’s son, Ethan, faced a challenge daunting for any 11-year-old: sixth grade. But Dahill — whose son experiences autism — worried about his transition from elementary school, where students stay in one classroom with one teacher, to […]