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National Resources

National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education
Encouraging the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve
disagreements about special education and early intervention programs.

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.

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

The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance (NSTTAC)
The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) assists states to build capacity to support and improve transition planning, services, and outcomes for youth with disabilities. They have created the Secondary Post-School Outcomes Resource Document.

The 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.

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.

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.

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.

Live Binders- Resources for Transition
Post Secondary Transition resources

Oregon Resources

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services directory
Service directory for local OVRS Oregon offices

DD(community Developmental Disabilities Programs)
Directory of community developmental disabilities programs in Oregon

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.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance  program (SNAP)
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.

Oregon Youth Transition Program
Building skills for better outcomes after high school

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.

ARC of Oregon
The Arc Oregon has been advocating for Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1954. We strive to create an inclusive, independent, high-quality lifestyle for inidivudals and families.

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.

Dept of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
Home page for Oregon community colleges and information on workforce

State Independent Living Council
The State Independent Living Council (SILC) is a federally mandated, Governor appointed body, designed to ensure that people with disabilities have a major role in designing Oregon's Independent Living program services.
The Independent Living Services Program is a nonresidential, consumer-directed model of peer support, information and referral, skills training, and advocacy for people with disabilities.

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.

Services & Program for people in Oregon
Employment Support is a service that assists an individual to get, learn and keep a paid job/career in an integrated work setting where most of your co-workers are persons without disabilities. Paid work may be full time or part time. Each worker with a disability may have his or her own individual job or work within a small group called a crew or enclave.

UO 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.

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.

FACT Family and Community Together
Empowering Oregon families experiencing disability

OSLP Acronyms Commonly used in Special Education
A list of acronyms