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Family advocacy and support resources

Several local family-friendly disability advocacy and support organizations exist in communities around our state.  Here, well-trained staff and experienced parents are ready to lend an ear and welcome you to parent support groups, peer support networks and others that will listen and provide valuable information, and access to other resources and support.

Autism Society of Oregon, 503-636-1676 or 1-888-AUTISM-1; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
www.autismsocietyoregon.org
To improve the lives of individuals and families living with Autism by providing resources, education, advocacy and support throughout Oregon.

Coverage area: statewide

Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder; http://www.orcommissionasd.org/
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Central Oregon Disability Support Network, 541-548-8559; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.codsn.org
Our mission is to promote a positive understanding of disability and community inclusion, as well as be a source of support, information, and education for families and professionals.

Service area: Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties

Creating Opportunities Family Network, 503-559-3674; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.creatingops.org

Supporting children with disabilities, their families, and communities in creating opportunities together.

Coverage area: Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Families And Communities Together (FACT) Parent Training and Information Center, Helpline 503-786-6082 or 1-888-988-3228 x 302
www.factoregon.org

FACT is a family leadership organization for individuals and their families experiencing disabilities, working collaboratively to facilitate positive change in policies, systems, and attitudes, through family support, advocacy, and partnerships.

Service area: statewide

FACT Family Network and FACT Columbia & Costal Communities, 503-786-6082 or 1-888-988-3228 ext. 302; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.factoregon.org/family-networks-disabilities-oregon/family-center

The FACT Family Network, a project of FACT, recognizes that the greatest resource we have is families themselves! By investing in the capacity, strength, and expertise of parents of children with disabilities in Oregon, we empower families to stay healthy, raise resilient children, and maintain a high level of involvement in their child's education.

Coverage area: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Multnomah, Tillamook, and Washington counties

Families Connected, 541-343-5256 x 113; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.arcfamiliesconnected.com

Created for families by families raising a child who experiences a developmental disability.  Families Connected fosters, collaborates, and coordinates connections to reduce isolation and build community.

Service area: Lane County

 Families Engaging and Thriving Together, 541-670-2750; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.facebook.com/pages/FEATT/719811931401633
We are here to embrace families touched by children with disabilities. We believe that when families unite, they become stronger and share a more optimistic vision of a future without limitations. By promoting a positive understanding of disabilities, our communities are able to share in the belief that our children can achieve their goals and dreams while leading a full, abundant life.

Coverage area: Douglas County

Bridging Communities541-690-8542.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
https://www.facebook.com/bcoregon
Bridging Communities, a program of Living Opportunities, serves families that have a child who experiences disability and the community who support them.

Service area: Jackson and Josephine counties

Family to Family Health Information Center, 503-494-0865 or 1-855-323-6744; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.oregonfamilytofamily.org

The Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center provides information to families who are navigating the complex world of special health care needs. We are family members ourselves, who have first hand experience raising a child or youth with a chronic health condition, developmental delay or disability, or emotional/behavioral challenges.

Coverage area: statewide

Hands & Voices of Oregon, 503-260-5018, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.handsandvoicesor.org

Hands & Voices is a parent driven organization that supports families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology.

Coverage area:  statewide

Northwest Down's Syndrome Association, 503-238-0522; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.nwdsa.org

The NWDSA's mission is to create and nurture a loving and inclusive community celebrating every person with a disability, including Down syndrome.

Coverage area: Portland, Vancouver and southwest Washington

Oregon Family Support Network, 503-363-8068; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.ofsn.org

Families and youth working together to promote mental, behavioral and emotional wellness for other families and youth through education, support, and advocacy

Coverage area: statewide

Padres en Accion, 503-312-8175; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.padresenaccionoregon.org

Our mission is to advocate with and for the human and civil rights of children and young adults with disabilities and for supports that reflect respect, equity and self-determination for full participation in all aspects of life.

Coverage area: Linn, Lane, Multnomah and Washington counties

ROCCOS Family Network, 877-315-4225; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.roccosfamilynetwork.org

We encourage and equip families of children with disabilities to actively engage and embrace community; creating acceptance and inclusion for all.

Coverage area: Gilliam, Wheeler, Morrow, Grant, Harney, and Lake counties

United Cerebral Palsy Family Support, 503-467-0332; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.acommunityforeveryone.org/our-services/family-support

We believe that in order to serve children, the welfare of the entire family must be addressed. We also believe it is vital for families to have a variety of choices for their children. Parents can make better choices for their children when good information is available.

Coverage area: Portland Metro and statewide

NWDSA/All Born In, http://www.nwdsa.org & http://www.allbornin.org, phone:  503-238-0522, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NWDSA creates and nurtures a loving, inclusive community celebrating every person with a disabilitiy, including Down syndrome. We provide a network of supports for families experiencing a wide range of disabilities.

Coverage area:  Greater Portland Metro region and SW Washington

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