News, links, resources and Information

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Portland Public Schools Special Education: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/special-education/index.htm

 

Federal Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act: http://idea.ed.gov/

 

 

 

Events and Resources

Night to Shine:   Prom night for people with special needs ages 16+ Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and Multnomah University 

 

Feb 12 5:00-9:00 PM

Central Bible Church /Multnomah University

8815 NE Glisen St.  Portland Or 97220

To register contact:  Tim Biere 503-251-6463

http://www.gomulions.com/sports/2015/12/16/Night-to-Shine.aspx

 

 

Join us for an unforgettable prom experience with a red capret entrance complete with a welcome from friendly paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makup stations, shoe shiing areas and, of course, a dance floor.

 

Portland Parks and Recreation Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Program

 

Portland Parks and Rec offers support for children with disabilities to enable them to participate in Parks and Rec classes, events and camps. This is a free service. To apply or for more information click the link below.

 

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/39830

 

Northwest Downs Syndrome Association

Community Drop In

 

Every Thursday 12:00- 2:00 

NWDSA Resourcefulness Center 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Suite 321 Portland, OR 97220

 

Join NWDSA Board Members for a casual afternoon exploring our resources and getting to know other parents. Enjoy light refreshments and a chance to share stories and ideas. Servicios en Espanol disponible algunnos Jueves  llama  a Vanessa Graham Tel:503-232-0302 .

 

 

Northwest Downs Syndrome Association

Open Arms Cross-Disability Playgroup Portland

 

Second Wednesday of each month

Eastside Free Methodist Church

650 SE 139th Ave.

Portland, OR 97233

 

NOTE: If you need Spanish interpretation call the Northwest Down Syndrome Association at 503-238-0522 to pre-schedule.

 

 

Northwest Downs Syndrome Association

RLC: Informative Session on Physical Therapy: Keeping it fun! What Really Matters to Your Family with Ryan Jacobson, Physical Therapist

 

Saturday, Oct 17th, 2015
8:45 am - 1:00 pm (childcare at 8:30)
Resurrection Lutheran Church
1700 NE 132nd Ave. Portland, OR

 

“This is a free Cross-Disabilities session geared to families and caregivers of children ages birth to five that experience a disability. Professionals that work with this group are welcome as well.”

 

For more information contact NWDSA and to REGISTER for the event use the NWDSA link below:

http://www.nwdsa.org/events/event/2015/10/17/rlc-event-physical-therapy

 

Swindells Resource Center's Building a child's healthy mind: Presentation, Panel, and Resource Fair

 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Central Oregon Community College - Redmond Campus

2030 SE College Loop

Redmond, OR 97756

 

“Join Swindells Resource Center for their free symposium for families and caregivers. It will help enhance awareness and identify strategies and resources that respond to a child’s co-occurring mental health and developmental disability diagnoses.”

 

See link directly below for more information.

http://oregon.providence.org/news-and-events/events/swindells-resource-center/building-a-childs-healthy-mind/?esk=october+19+2015

 

NW Downs Syndrome Association 4th annual NWDSA Holiday Craft Bazaar

 

Friday, December 4th, 2015

MESD- Ainsworth Building

11611 NE Ainsworth Circle

Portland, OR 97220