If you are looking for additional information related to raising exceptional kids, working on your child’s motor skills or strategies for coping with certain issues, these are some resources we trust. Don’t see one of your favorites? Let us know via the Contact Us form.
Autism Society of Oregon aims to be Oregon’s leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy and support for Individuals and families living with Autism. For more information visit autismsocietyoregon.org.
Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. – See more at www.autismspeaks.org
Bridgeway House serves the needs of children with autism and related disabilities while educating and supporting their families. See more at www.bridgewayhouse.org.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is one of the world’s largest organizations using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Learn more at http://www.centerforautism.com
Visions LLC is a collection of practitioners that utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) practice in an attempt to facilitate and maintain desired behavior. Visions offer ABA services across the state of Oregon. For more information visit http://visionsllc.org/.
Mattress Reviews provides an overview of common sleeping conditions in children with Autism and ADHD and provides resources for how to improve the sleep of children who may be struggling with bedtime and sleep throughout the night. For more information visit Mattress Reviews.net
Cerebral Palsy Guide provides parents with information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and treatments available nationwide. Learn more at www.cerebralpalsyguide.com
The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that are available to both families as well as those who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Visit them online at www.cerebralpalsygroup.com.
Parenting Now! has a mission to see that all children are raised by nurturing, skilled parents. We are a resource for families in Lane County, Oregon, and parenting educators everywhere. Learn more at www.parentingnow.org
CDRC (Child Development and Rehabilitation Center) – The Eugene campus of the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center provides interdisciplinary clinical services for persons with developmental disabilities and other special health care needs. For more information go to http://www.ohsu.edu
Direction Service is a multi-program organization that has helped people with special needs, and their families, live their lives to the fullest since 1976. Visit www.directionservice.org for more information.
Early Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education to infants, toddlers and preschool age children in Lane County. Services are individually designed to address the special needs of the young child with developmental delays or disabilities. Learn more at http://earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu/.
Families Connected was created by families for families with a mission of reducing isolation and building community connections for families raising a child with a developmental disability. Visit www.arcfamiliesconnected.com to learn more or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FamiliesConnectedCommunityCalendar
Vista Counseling Therapy has been helping individuals, couples, and families in the Eugene, OR area realize their goals since 2002. Their goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. See vistapsych.com for more information.
National Association for Down Syndrome – NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. For more information please visit www.nads.org.
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation – UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. For more information please visit www.uhccf.org.
RideAble provides horsemanship instruction for the special needs community in a safe and interactive environment. Essential life skills for each individual are developed and improved through healthy recreational riding. Learn more at www.rideable.org.
The nearest hippotherapy facility, Forward Stride, is located in Beaverton, Oregon. Here is the link to their website:
For information about horse therapy and the differences between hippotherapy and therapeutic riding please visit the following sites: http://www.americanhippotherapyassociation.org/
If you choose to have us bill your health insurance plan, it is important that you know the details of your plan. Each insurance provider has its own guide or reference materials to help you understand your coverage and financial responsibility. The specific details of each plan are available in the Benefit Summary your insurance provided to you. We have linked to PacificSource Health Plans’ Glossary of Insurance Terms as a starting point, but remember that your plan details will be unique to your situation.
See the PacificSource glossary at https://www.pacificsource.com/glossary.aspx
Here’s a list of skills kiddos should have as they head into Kindergarten – How ready is your child for Kindergarten?
American Occupational Therapy Association – AOTA is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services – See more at www.aota.org
Ark Therapeutic Services – Ark creates tools for oral motor, feeding, drinking, and fine motor. Their chewy tools and other products are designed to satisfy sensory seekers, kids who chew and assist with feeding/drinking tasks. For more information, visit Ark’s website.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – Every child who lives in the City of Eugene can receive a new book each month by mail from ages birth through four. Free! The books are a gift to keep. All you have to do is read to your children. For more information, visit the program’s website.
Speech Therapy Resources
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for speech-language pathologists. Learn more about speech therapy at www.asha.org.