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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.

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.

IDEA Partnership at NASDSE

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.

Live Binders-Resources for Transition

Post Secondary Transition resources.

National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)

Encouraging the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve
disagreements about special education and early intervention programs.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)

The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

National Parent Center on Transition and Employment (PACER)

PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth through 21 years old. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation, as well as those in Minnesota. Parents can find publications, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their children with disabilities. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides resources designed to benefit all students, including those with disabilities.


National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, Our purpose is to assist SEAs, LEAs, State VR Agencies, and other VR service providers to implement evidence-based and promising practices (EBPPs) to ensure students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, stay in school, progress in school and graduate with knowledge, skills and supports needed to succeed in post-secondary education and employment. 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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

Oregon Resources

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.

Community Developmental Disabilities Programs (CDDP)

Directory of community developmental disabilities programs in Oregon.

Family and Community Together (FACT)

Empowering Oregon families experiencing disability.

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.

OHSU Institute on Development and Disability

The Institute on Development & Disability is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of human development. Through our work with developmental disabilities, we are finding innovative ways to assist people with disabilities throughout their lifespan.

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.

Oregon Community College and Workforce Development

Includes Oregon youth conservation corps information, GED program, a list of careers, and other information on the left sidebar.

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.

Oregon Youth Transition Program (YTP)

Building skills for better outcomes after high school.

OVRS Directory (Directory of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Local Offices)

Service directory for local OVRS Oregon offices.

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.

State Independent Living Council (SILC)

The State Independent Living Council (SILC) is a Governor appointed body, offering people with disabilities control over the design of Oregon's Independent Living program services.

The program promotes a philosophy in American society of inclusion of people with disabilities as independent and productive participants

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.

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.

University of Oregon Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Our mission is to be of assistance in improving the quality of life for Oregonians and all persons with developmental disabilities and their families. To accomplish this, we provide: Training, Technical Assistance, Interdisciplinary Training, Dissemination, Networking and Model Development that respond effectively, in a culturally competent fashion, to the multiple needs of individuals and their families from diverse racial, cultural, ethnic and linguistic groups.  People of all ages are involved in our programs, services, and research. These activities involve preschool and school-age children, as well as youth and adults.

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