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Autism Community Links

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Here you found links to local and other resources for people on the spectrum and their families, support workers, and caregivers.
Please let us know if any of these links are broken, or if you have any suggestions. Thanks.


Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services

Have you ever considered seeing if your child would qualify for Developmental Disability Services? If they were to qualify for our services, there could possibly be some funding available for them to utilize for supports, along with a case coordinator who could help you navigate services that could be available.

We have eligibility specialists who could help you through the process. You would just call 541-682-6564 and talk to Courtney Boyce, who could help you begin the process.

Also, here is a link to the website that will give you information about DD services and what we have to offer.

https://lanecounty.org/government/county_departments/health_and_human_services/developmental_disabilities

As interest in autism spread from scholarly journals to dinner tables and the evening news, UO historian Ellen Herman saw a gap.

The internet is full of research and debate, but Herman found little in the way of context. Always on the lookout for ways to use research to meet a common need, she decided to help fill that gap with a project tracing the modern history of autism from its early recognition to today.

 The Autism History Project highlights the people, ideas and topics that were instrumental in shaping autism during the 20th century in the United States. She hopes the website fills a void in the conversation about autism, which has surged in recent years as more families, educators and workers are touched by those diagnosed with the disorder.


Allies, Eugene. Utilizing a “whole life” approach, Allies empowers, encourages and educates individuals with exceptionalities by providing high quality supports with daily living skills at home and in the community.

Autism Oregon Connecting parents and information

Autism Society of Oregon The Autism Society of Oregon is Oregon’s leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with autism.

ASO “Take a Break” Program Providing parents of children on the Autism spectrum, foster parents, and parents of adult children a night out to relax and recharge. 888-288-4761, TAB@AutismSocietyOregon.org.
 

Bridgeway House, Eugene. Bridgeway House serves the needs of children with autism and related abilities while educating and supporting their families.

Full Access Brokerage, Eugene. Full Access envisions a world where equal access ensures that all people live, work, and recreate in their community, consistent with their preferences and choices. 

Lane County Developmental Disabilities, Eugene. The mission of Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services is to support individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities by coordinating self-directed support services. We encourage individuals to exercise their independence, seek personal growth and development, enjoy meaningful relationships, and lead fulfilling lives.

Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder The Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder works to serve and support people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

Oregon Department of Education Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Information The children, birth-to-21, who as a result of their low-incidence disability require specialized services, are eligible for support from the Regional Programs. Regional Programs work in collaboration with Local School Districts, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) programs, Families, and Community Agencies to provide specialized educational support for children with ASD

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OTHER LINKS 

Learning to Drive – Thorough and helpful if you are considering seeking a driver’s license. By Carmen Adams, a masters student at SDSU.

Autism and Dental Care  – Going to the dentist can be a cause for anxiety for most of us, but it’s a very different feeling for those with autism. Our dental experts Dr. Greg Grillo and Dr. David Hudnall have spent countless hours helping patients and caregivers prepare for upcoming dental visits as well as helping them with tips and techniques that ensure proper oral health habits in the future.

Project DART – Project DART (Disability Assault/Abuse Response Team) is a group of advocates and volunteers joining together to provide direct services to people with disabilities in the Portland Tri-County area.

The Autoimmune Disabilities Guide for Moms 

OREGON RESOURCES

Meadowood Springs Camp. We offer a camp specific to those with hearing, speech and language disorders as well as a camp centered around kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, NVLD, PDD-NOS and other social learning disorders. In Eastern Oregon.

Eugene Magician Hart Keene 

Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)

Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation

STATE OF OREGON GOVERNMENT SITES

Oregon’s state portal with links to Oregon State Government

Governor Kate Brown

Oregon Legislature with links to all Legislators

Department of Human Services, People with Disabilities

Department of Education

Office of Medical Assistance Programs Client Assistance

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Information about the Americans With Disabilities Act.

National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils