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I Work We Succeed /Employment First

Promoting community jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) work in their communities, everyone succeeds. With the right job and supports, everyone can work. I Work We Succeed is part of the outreach efforts by Oregon’s Employment First initiative to promote the benefits of paid, integrated work in community jobs for people with I/DD.

Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in post secondary education.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.

OVRS Directory (Directory of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Local Offices)

Service directory for local OVRS Oregon offices.

Swindell's Resource Center

Swindell's Resource Center of Providence Child Center supports parents and caregivers of children who have special needs, developmental delays or disabilities. We provide resources, information and education to communities throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

Partnerships in Community Living (PCL)

The Residential Team brings the PCL mission to life through the implementation of Individual Support Plans (ISP) and Person-Centered Plans for each person supported by PCL. Each team focuses on supporting each person in their home to become as self-reliant and interdependent as possible. We balance individual goals and dreams with the need to monitor and maintain each person's health and safety.

Family and Community Together (FACT)

Empowering Oregon families experiencing disability.

Live Binders-Resources for Transition

Post Secondary Transition resources.

State Independent Living Council

The State Independent Living Council (SILC) is a federally mandated, Governor appointed body, designed to ensure that people with disabilities have a major role in designing Oregon's Independent Living program services.The Independent Living Services Program is a nonresidential, consumer-directed model of peer support, information and referral, skills training, and advocacy for people with disabilities.

Transition Assessment Matrix

This site has been put together by the Indiana Northeast Cadre of Transition Leaders and the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center. Transition Assessment Matrix: This site allows you to choose the Transition Domain (Employment, Education/Training, and Independent Living) that you wish to explore transition assessments for. Once you choose a domain, you may then choose the appropriate grade level(s), and the disability area(s) that are most similar to the needs of the student(s) you are assessing.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Oregon and Southwest Washington

The employment department at UCP is called Employment Solutions. We assist qualified job seekers who experience a disability to connect with employers who value what they bring to the workplace.

Oregon Commission for the Blind

For over 50 years, the Oregon Commission for the Blind has been an important resource for Oregonians who are blind as well as their families, friends, and employers. Our mission is to assist Oregonians who are blind or in making informed choices and decisions to achieve full inclusion and integration in society through employment, independent living, and social self-sufficiency.

Transition Resources - Oregon Department of Education

Various links to resources related to transition.

TAGG-Transition Assessment and Goal Generator

The TAGG is a new on-line transition assessment for secondary-aged youth with disabilities, their families, and professionals. TAGG items derive from research identified student behaviors associated with post high school employment and education. The TAGG provides a norm-based graphic profile, present level of performance statement, lists of strengths and needs, and suggested IEP annual transition goals.

Community Developmental Disabilities Programs (CDDP)

Directory of community developmental disabilities programs in Oregon.

Oregon Health Plan or Medicaid

The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) provides health care coverage to low-income Oregonians through programs administered by the Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP). Currently, more than 600,000 people each month receive health care coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps

The intent of the Program is to help improve the health and well being of low-income households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. Contrary to popular belief, SNAP benefits are not meant to meet all of the food needs of a household or an individual, but to supplement their nutritional needs. People do not need to be destitute to qualify for SNAP benefits.

Oregon Youth Transition Program (YTP)

Building skills for better outcomes after high school.

ARC of Oregon
Since 1954, The Arc Oregon has been serving Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As an affiliate of The Arc of the United States, we strive make Oregon a place where individuals experiencing I/DD are included and valued in the community.

At The Arc Oregon, in addition to supporting individuals and families through our programs and services, we advocate for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they can live full, productive lives as respected members of our community.


Assistive Technology-Washington Access Fund

“Do you know someone with a disability, living in Oregon, who could benefit from access to affordable assistive technology?

The Board of Directors for the Washington Access Fund announced that they expanded our successful Assistive Technology (AT) Loan Program to include people with disabilities and seniors (and their families) in Oregon. Oregon residents are now eligible for assistive technology loans up to $10,000.


Project Access

Project Access is a multi-level interagency transition model in the state of Oregon.The overall goal of the project is to improve and extend transition services to a greater number of youth with disabilities through a model program that brings vocational rehabilitation counselors (VRC's) into high school settings.
This school-based model is also designed to provide educators and parents with additional resources to assist them in improving the long-term employment outcomes of youth.
The model is a collaborative effort between Oregon's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), public high schools in three Oregon school districts, and researchers at the University of Oregon. On this site you will find a variety of resources.

Youth Pathways to Postsecondary and Employment (GRADS 360)

This site brings together five different National Youth-Focused Training and Technical Assistance Centers, funded by the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), as well as the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). These five centers are working together to provide technical assistance and training to state/local agencies and programs to build successful pathways to postsecondary and employment opportunities for youth and students with disabilities. 

The purpose of this website is to serve as a cross boundary Community of Practice for professionals who share a passion and a vision for building pathways for students and youth with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment.


Oregon High School Exit Options

A list of high school diplomas and alternatives.

ODE Staff Directory (Special Ed)

Filter the Work Unit by Education Programs to find the ODE staff for Special Education and Transition

Oregon Essential Skills

The Essential Skills are nine cross-disciplinary skills that students should be developing across grades K- 12.

Oregon Extended Assessment

Oregon’s Extended Assessments are alternate assessments designed specifically for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The decision to administer Oregon’s Extended Assessment (the alternate assessment) can only be made by the student’s IEP team--including the parent. 

IEP (Individualized Education Programs)

What is an IEP?

Learn the ins and outs of an individualized Education Program (IEP)

Oregon Standard IEP Form

The Oregon Standard IEP, which includes a Part A: Guidelines for Completion, and a Part B: Oregon Standard IEP form has been revised to comply with IDEA 2004 and the federal regulations. Revisions also include additional enhancements to the both the IEP guidelines and form. ODE now provides a standard IEP for students age 15 or younger when the IEP is in effect; and a standard IEP for students age 16 and older when the IEP is in effect (for students of transition age).

Transition Planning

Quality transition planning is student centered and student driven.

Transition Planning for Students with IEPs

The transition from high school to young adulthood is a critical stage for all teenagers; for students with  disabilities , this stage requires extra planning and goal setting. Factors to consider include post-secondary education, the development of career and vocational skills, as well as the ability to live independently. The first step in planning for a successful transition is developing the student's transition plan. A transition plan is required for students enrolled in special education who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). In this article, we will define and describe transition planning and how it can be utilized to maximize your teenager's future success.

IEPs and Beyond

This list includes valuable resources to help you prepare and implement Individualized Education Programs, as well as articles on everything you need to know about the IEP process. Use these articles to define, organize, and enhance the functioning of IEPs. Our teaching strategies, tips, and assessment accommodation resources will help you meet the special needs of your students. You will also find useful printable material to streamline your tasks.

US Department of Education-IEP

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004, major topic: IEP

IEP/Case Conference Handouts from INSOURCE

Providing Indiana families and service providers the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.

Oregon Publications About Special Education Policy & Laws

Parental rights, special education forms for school age and birth to five special education programs, technical assistance documents, question and answer documents and more!

Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs)

The Oregon Administrative Rules Compilation is an annual print publication containing complete text of Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) filed through Nov. 15 of the previous year and can be found on the Secretary of State website under State Archives. 

Instructing Students With High-Incidence Disabilities in the General Education Classroom

Information about Instructing Students With High-Incidence Disabilities in the General Education Classroom.

Electronic Journal of Inclusive Education

This is a peer reviewed electronic journal which deals with research concerning inclusive education with scholarly contributions form faculty and graduate students.

Tools for Teachers: Curriculum Modifications & Adapations

PDF that deals with curriculum modifications and adaptations: There is no recipe for adapting general education curriculum to meet each student’s needs. Each teacher, each student, each classroom is unique and adaptations are specific to each situation.  Keep in mind that curriculum does not always need to be modified.

Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students

For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.

Inclusion of Students With Low-Incidence Disabilites

Found at the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials.

Assistive Technology & Curriculum Solutions

AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids for all ages and situations; and special education classroom curriculum that both enhance and help ensure learning progress.

Inclusion Resources - Kids Together Inc.

Benefits of inclusion, inclusive education for all students. Friendships, relationships, academic, behavior, peer modeling, research and links to resources.

TeacherVision -- Lesson Plans, Printables, and More

When you are teaching in an inclusive classroom, it can be difficult to accommodate your materials to fit everyone's needs. Read best practices and handy tips in the resources below to make inclusion a success in your school. These helpful articles describe ways to modify your curriculum to reach every student. In addition to great teaching strategies and planning tips for grades K-12, you'll find plenty of resources to help you adapt existing materials for an inclusive classroom in any subject.

Accessing the Dream: Preparing Deaf-Blind Youth for a Self-Determined Life

All young adults who are deaf-blind need extensive transition planning and services in order to experience success in adult life. This video offers insight and understanding based on foundational best practices in transition planning: Student-Focused Planning, Student Development, Interagency Collaboration, Program Structure, and Family Involvement.

U.S. Military

What is the military? In simple terms, the U.S. Armed Forces are made up of the five armed service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. There are three general categories of military people: active duty (full-time soldiers and sailors), reserve & guard forces (usually work a civilian job, but can be called to full-time military duty), and veterans and retirees (past members of the military).

The Red Book- A Guide to Work Incentives

The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment - related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.

College Options for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.

GED


GED Testing Service Accommodations

The Oregon Diploma Credit Requirements

These refer to state-wide requirements and serve as a minimum for graduation. Local districts may have additional graduation requirements. For the most complete list of requirements for graduation, please contact your local high school.

Oregon Employment Services for People With Disabilities

Oregon Employment Initiative: Finding a job, this has tools for finding a job and other resources.

Oregon Supported Employment

The Individual Placement and Support model of supported employment (IPS) for individuals with serious mental illness has been designated an evidence based practice by the Center for Mental Health Services and the State of Oregon. OSECE is the Oregon supported employment center for excellence. It provides supported employment technical assistance to EBSE providers in Oregon.

Oregon Employment Department

A place to begin searching for jobs in Oregon.

What Do You Want to Do for a Living?

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options, including growing jobs.

Job Corps

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

Planning for College

With a variety of colleges available, you need to understand your options and choose the right college for you. A little college planning can put you on the road to success. You might need information about choosing a college or what questions to ask on your campus tour. You will also need to know how to prepare for college admission, understand application deadlines, find out about paying for college and financial aid, or maybe consider the available extracurricular activities at your schools of choice.

Financial Aid Guide for Students with Disabilities

A financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. It lists numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.

Tips on Selecting a Private Career School

Helpful tips on how to select a private career school.

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes and Tests

The College Board's Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that you can take while still in high school. They offer you challenging course work and a taste of what college classes are like.

Oregon Community College and Workforce Development

Directory of Oregon Community Colleges information .

Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is a public-private network that works to increase employment for qualified job seekers with disabilities.


Getting a Driver's License

This page provides information on obtaining an Oregon Driver License (provisional) if you are under the age of 18. Other requirements apply if you are 18 years of age or older.

Newsletter from NCWD/Youth

Welcome to Intersection: Navigating the Road to Work, the electronic newsletter of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth). The newsletter and the NCWD/Youth website offer information to improve programs and services for all youth and especially youth with disabilities.

Ticket to Work Program

Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while that keep their Medicare or Medicaid.  Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.

Lane ESD - Life Skills Education Program Forms

Lane Education Service District's Life Skills Education Program has a list of highly functional forms.

Youth Pathways to Postsecondary and Employment (GRADS 360)

This site brings together five different National Youth-Focused Training and Technical Assistance Centers, funded by the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), as well as the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). These five centers are working together to provide technical assistance and training to state/local agencies and programs to build successful pathways to postsecondary and employment opportunities for youth and students with disabilities. 

The purpose of this website is to serve as a cross boundary Community of Practice for professionals who share a passion and a vision for building pathways for students and youth with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment.


College Guide for Students with Visual Impairments

Individuals who are blind or visually impaired face unique challenges in the classroom.  Instructors can ease these struggles by offering different accommodations for students with visual disabilities and structuring courses  around these learners.  Our guide for student with visual impairments explores the different accommodations and teaching strategies that allow these learners to receiver a proper education and enter the job market as qualified professionals. 

National Association of Special Education Teachers

NASET is the premier membership organization for special education teachers and offers a wealth of resources, including professional development courses, job postings, and more.

U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Teaching

Articles and resources for educators.

The Teacher’s Guide

A list of primarily free online teaching resources for teachers, including lesson plans and printouts.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

E-Ready Special Education Information

This page provides parents, as well as teachers, of children with disabilities with information on specific disabilities, a glossary of special education terms, and links to helpful resources.

Internet Special Education Resources (ISER)

ISER is a directory of special education-related professionals, organizations and schools. We help parents find local special education professionals for learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder assessment, therapy, advocacy, critical teen issues and other special needs.

CARS+

CARS+ is a non-profit organization representing the needs of resource specialists and other special education teachers.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities.

DREAMMS for Kids

DREAMMS for Kids is an Assistive Technology information clearinghouse and search facility. Founded in 1988 by the parents of a child with Down syndrome, DREAMMS (an acronym for Developmental Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor Skills), is committed to increasing the use of computers, high-quality instructional technology and assistive technologies for children with special needs in schools, homes and the workplace.

The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)

The Council for Learning Disabilities is an international organization that promotes evidence-based teaching, collaboration, research, leadership and advocacy. CLD is comprised of professionals who represent diverse disciplines and are committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning.

Stop Bullying.gov

Helping to establish a supportive and safe school climate where all students are accepted and knowing how to respond when bullying happens are key to making sure all students are able to learn and grow. There are many tools on StopBullying.gov specific for teachers, administrators and other school staff.

Teaching LD

Information and resources for teaching students with learning disabilities. The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) is one of 17 special interest groups of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, including both students with disabilities and the gifted.

Project Access

Project Access is a multi-level interagency transition model in the state of Oregon.The overall goal of the project is to improve and extend transition services to a greater number of youth with disabilities through a model program that brings vocational rehabilitation counselors (VRC's) into high school settings.
This school-based model is also designed to provide educators and parents with additional resources to assist them in improving the long-term employment outcomes of youth.
The model is a collaborative effort between Oregon's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), public high schools in three Oregon school districts, and researchers at the University of Oregon. On this site you will find a variety of resources.

Title IV-B Disclaimer of Endorsement

The presentations and documents funded by Title IV-B 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) included in Oregon Department of Education (ODE) conferences, and/or posted on ODE web sites may include links to information and resources created by other public and private organizations. These resources, materials and links are provided for the user's convenience and to benefit program quality in Title IV-B. ODE does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this non-ODE information. The inclusion of these links is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse views expressed, or products or services offered, on non-ODE sites.

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