Helpful Links

Connecting with Services

Support and Recreation

  • Social Security Administration, 11975 SW 2nd, Beaverton,OR 97005, 503-644-3019
  • Tualatin Valley Workshop (TVW), http://www.tv-workshop.com, (Tualatin Valley Workshop School Transition Program), 6615 SE Alexander Street, Hillsboro,OR 97123 503-649-8571; FAX 503-649-8574 -- helps high school youth who need to make transition into the adult productivity
  • Parent to Parent of Oregon, PO Box 1443, Lake Oswego,OR 97035, 503-699-9133 Contact: Anne Brown, Email: P2POregon@comcast.net, -- connecting families of children with special needs
  • Parents Anonymous, 4945 NE 7th Ave, Portland,OR 97202, 503-258-4557 Contact: Emily Root 258-4569 -- crisis support & info about parenting
  • The ARC of Washington County: http://www.arcwash.org
  • Self-Determination Resources, Inc.: (High School Transition Support Group) meeting:11640 S.W. Park Way, Portland,OR 97225, 232-2289 Contact: Kristin or Wendy -- sup.grp. for parents w/ high school-aged children
  • Sunset Presbyterian Church, http://www.sunsetpres.org/women/momsofhope (Moms of Hope), 14986 NW Cornell Rd, Portland,OR 97229, 503-292-9293 Contact: Diane Brown/Pam Callahan via Sunset -- a prayer and support group for moms of children with special needs
  • PWD-People With Disabilities, PO Box 3723, Tualatin,OR 97062, 800-684-8970 Contact: Shirl Golden Garcia, Email: sgarcia@pwdinfo.com, -- resources and consultants for people w/disabilities, Tualatin Valley Parks & Recreation: www.thprd.org/
  • Special Olympics: http://www.soor.org, 5901 SW Macadam Ave, Portland,OR 97239 503-248-0600
  • Job Club: Terry Shlaes, shlaest@loswego.k12.or.us, social activities for adults with DD, 18 and over
  • Oregon Disability Sports: 503-241-0850, www.oregondisabilitysports.org. Many different sports or all ages and abilities.
  • Independent Living Resources: 503-232-7411, www.ilr.org. Peer counseling, advocacy, information and referral, classes, and recreational outings for people with disabilities. Adventures Without Limits - (SRC-Social/Recreational Companions), 1341 Pacific Ave Forest Grove,OR 97116, 503-359-2568 Contact: Jill Weir, Email: awl@awloutdoors.com -- trained staff to support disabled clients in recreational settings
  • Adventures without Limits http://www.awloutdoors.com, 1341 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove,OR 97116, 503-359-2568 Contact: Outreach Director, -- trips designed for individuals w/minimal or no experience outdoors, one-on-one staff support: canoeing, sea-kayaking, rafting, backpacking/camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hikes, youth camps, and rock climbing.
  • Portland Parks & Recreation Disabled Citizens Recreation: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?c=39830, 426 NE 12th Ave, Portland,OR 97232-2754, 503-823-4328
  • Oregon Disability Sports, http://www.oregondisabilitysports.org, 721 NW 9th Ave Suite 300, Portland,OR 97209, 503-241-0850 Contact: Ian Jaquiss, -- athletic opportunities for people with physical disabilities
  • Oregon Gymnastics Academy, http://www.ogagym.com, 16305 NW Bethany Court Suite 109, Beaverton,OR 97006, 503-531-3409 Contact: Jeremy, -- classes in trampoline and tumbling for kids w/special needs
  • Oregon Youth Soccer Association, http://www.oregonyouthsoccer.org, (TOPSoccer) 4840 SW Western Ave Suite 800, Beaverton,OR 97005, 503-626-4625, 800-275-7353 Contact: Jerry May, Director -- soccer program for kids with mental/physical disabilities
  • Phame Academy of Fine Arts, http://www.phameacademy.org, 1640 NW 19th Portland,OR 97209, 503-973-5815 Contact: Carol Stady -- Classes in drama, choir, art, dance and writing
  • Quiet Waters Outreach, http://www.quietwatersoutreach.org, (Tuesday’s Treasures - Treasure Nights), PO Box 714, Sherwood,OR 97140, 503-620-8288 Contact: Steve Ristow -- Tues. eves. program@ various churches in area
  • Rainbow Trout Farm, http://www.rainbowtroutfarm.com, 52560 E Sylvan Dr Sandy,OR 97055, 503-622-5223 Contact: Mike & Marti Kaiser -- fishing March 1st-October 15th (8am to dusk) wheelchair access.
  • ARC Recreation Club: 503-223-7279, www.thearcmult.org. Monthly activities for adults with DD, ages 18 and older.
  • Forward Stride: 503-682-9022, www.forwardstride.org. Therapeutic horseback riding lessons, and vaulting classes.

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