Category: News and Updates

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

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

From: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/mali-vra022219.php  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 MElliott@kindtree.org   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 http://lanearts.org/workshops/  […]

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 […]

Oregon Tech behavioral clinic receives $150,000 grant

From the Klamath Falls Herald and News, Dec 16, 2018 Oregon Institute of Technology recently received a community investment of $150,000 from Cascade Health Alliance (CHA), for expansion of Oregon Tech’s Behavior Improvement Group Applied Behavior Analysis (BIG ABA) clinic. Focusing primarily on the treatment of children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder diagnosis, the […]