Category: News and Updates

News of interest to the autism community and updates of KindTree’s activities and programs.

Oregon taking steps to care for autistic children First, a thank you to state Sen. Sara Gelser for visiting several out-of-state programs which care for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including children from Oregon. We are deeply saddened and concerned about some of the abusive treatment of vulnerable children mentioned in The Register-Guard article (Oregon under pressure to provide services for […]

Virtual reality a promising tool for reducing fears and phobia in autism

From:  New Rochelle, NY, February 22, 2019–In a new pilot study, autistic adults showed real-life, functional improvement after a combination treatment approach that included graded exposure to fear and anxiety-producing experiences in a virtual reality environment. The design and preliminary results of this novel approach are published in Autism in Adulthood, a new peer-reviewed journal from […]

Lane Arts Council Workshops for Artists, funding available

  Lane Arts Council Artist Workshops KindTree-Autism Rocks received funding to pay for artists to attend the following workshops.  If interested please contact Molly Elliott at   The workshops are held in the Maurie Jacobs Community Room at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts..  For more information please visit Lane Arts Council at  […]

Spirit Mountain awards grant to KindTree’s STiLE

KindTree Productions, Inc. announces a grant awarded by Spirit Mountain Community Foundation in the amount of $12,000 for STiLE’s “Learning for Success” project. Thank You Spirit Mountain Community Foundation Fund! This project will expand STiLE Trainings (small group instructional skill trainings)  to youth on the autism spectrum and others with developmental disabilities ages 14-21.   Submitted […]

Is Oregon Devaluing Developmentally Disabled Students? 

School Day Shortened For Hundreds With Disabilities, Suit Claims Disability Scoop The parents of children with autism and other developmental disabilities are suing the state of Oregon over claims that the children are being deprived…  Class Action Accuses Oregon of Devaluing Special Education Students’ School Time A class action claims that Oregon is punishing disabled […]

Community Partnerships – The City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation

Community Partnerships – The City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation We are so appreciative of our community partnership with Adaptive Recreation. Here’s just a small part of what they do. International Kitchen – Thursday’s 6-8pm, 1/17 – 3/21 Adventure with cuisine from around the world in our accessible kitchen. Learn about culture, meal planning, budgeting, and […]