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Directory of Vocational Rehabilitation Service’s local offices(VR)
a google map is available to use to help find the needed office

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.

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

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

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.

Services& Programs for People in Oregon with developmental Disabilities
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.

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.

Live Binders-Resources for Transition
Post Secondary Transition resources

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.

Oregon Health Plan or Medicaid(OHP)
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) provides health care coverage to low-income Oregonians through programs administered by the Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP).

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

Oregon ARC
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 individuals and families.

Transition Assessment Matrix
This site has been put together by the Indiana Northeast Cadre of Transition Leaders and the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center.  Transition Assessment Matrix: This site allows you to choose the Transition Domain (Employment, Education/Training, and Independent Living) that you wish to explore transition assessments for. Once you choose a domain, you may then choose the appropriate grade level(s), and the disability area(s) that are most similar to the needs of the student(s) you are assessing.

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington employment services
The employment department at UCP is called Employment Solutions. We assist qualified job seekers who experience a disability to connect with employers who value what they bring to the workplace.

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.

Family and Community Together (FACT)
empowering Oregon families experiencing disability

Transition Resources - Oregon Department of Education
Various links to resources related to transition

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in post secondary education.

Oregon Department of Education , Special Education Information

Oregon High School Exit options
a list of high school diplomas and alternatives

 Essential skills
The Essential Skills are nine cross-disciplinary skills that students should be developing across grades K- 12.

 Oregon Extended Assessment
Oregon’s Extended Assessments are alternate assessments designed specifically for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The decision to administer Oregon’s Extended Assessment (the alternate assessment) can only be made by the student’s IEP team--including the parent.

ODE Staff Directory (Special Ed)
The office of Student Learning and Partnerships sorted by Name

IEP Resources

IEP (Individualized Education Programs)
As parents, teachers, and students, you talk about Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, all the time. Why, then, do they still cause so much confusion, or overwhelm—as our community indicated in a recent survey. IEP Headquarters intends to change that

 Oregon Standard IEP Form
The Oregon Standard IEP, which includes a Part A: Guidelines for Completion, and a Part B: Oregon Standard IEP form has been revised to comply with IDEA 2004 and the federal regulations. Revisions also include additional enhancements to the both the IEP guidelines and form. ODE now provides a standard IEP for students age 15 or younger when the IEP is in effect; and a standard IEP for students age 16 and older when the IEP is in effect (for students of transition age).

Indicator 13
The 13th Indicator relates to transition services for students

Transition Planning for Students with IEPs
Learn how this part of the IEP allows a teen in special education to outline goals that will help him achieve his post-high school plans.

IEPs and Beyond
This list includes valuable resources to help you prepare and implement Individualized Education Programs, as well as articles on everything you need to know about the IEP process. Use these articles to define, organize, and enhance the functioning of IEPs. Our teaching strategies, tips, and assessment accommodation resources will help you meet the special needs of your students. You will also find useful printable material to streamline your tasks.

US Department of Education-IEP
Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004, major topic: IEP

IEP/Case Conference Handouts from INSOURCE
Providing Indiana families and service providers the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.


Oregon publications about Special Education policy & laws
Parental rights, special education forms for school age and birth to five special education programs, technical assistance documents, question and answer documents and more!

OARs June 2013
PDF with links to Oregon revised statutes for 2011,2012, 2013

Inclusion Resources

Instructing students with High-incidence disablities in the general education classroom 
infromation about Instructing Students With High-Incidence Disabilities in the General Education Classroom

Electronic journal of inclusive education
This is a peer reviewed electronic journal which deals with research concerning inclusive education with scholarly contributions form faculty and graduate students.

Tools for teachers: curriculum modifications & adapations
PDF that deals with curriculum modifications and adaptations: There is no recipe for adapting general education curriculum to meet each student’s needs. Each teacher, each student, each classroom is unique and adaptations are specific to each situation.  Keep in mind that curriculum does not always need to be modified.

Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students
For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.

Inclusion of students with low-incidence disabilites
found at National Center on accessible instructional materials

Assistive technology & curriculum solutions
AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids for all ages and situations; and special education classroom curriculum that both enhance and help ensure learning progress.

Inclusion Resources - Kids Together Inc.
Benefits of inclusion, inclusive education for all students. Friendships, relationships, academic, behavior, peer modeling, research and links to resources.

TeacherVision -- lesson plans, printables, and more
When you are teaching in an inclusive classroom, it can be difficult to accommodate your materials to fit everyone's needs. Read best practices and handy tips in the resources below to make inclusion a success in your school. These helpful articles describe ways to modify your curriculum to reach every student. In addition to great teaching strategies and planning tips for grades K-12, you'll find plenty of resources to help you adapt existing materials for an inclusive classroom in any subject.

Helping your student plan for adult life

Oregon Diploma Credit Requirements
These refer to state-wide requirements and serve as a minimum for graduation. Local districts may have additional graduation requirements. For the most complete list of requirements for graduation, please contact your local high school.

the Oregon Diploma video challenge
Students were asked to create a short film (under 2 minutes) about the following three things: their dreams for the future, their plans on how to get there, how their classes at school and the new Oregon diploma requirements will help them reach their dreams.

Oregon Employment Services for people with disabilities
Oregon Employment Initiative: Finding a job, this has tools for finding job and other resources 

Oregon Supported Employment
OSECE is the Oregon supported employment center for excellence. It provides supported employment technical assistance to EBSE providers in Oregon.

Oregon Employment Department
A place to begin searching for jobs in Oregon

Interactive tool for job seeker
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options, including growing jobs.

Fully Inclusive Theater company production for Youth
Emerging Leaders Players (ELP) is the first fully inclusive West Coast-based theater group for youth and adolescents (ages 13-30) with and without disabilities that live in and nearby Portland, Oregon. ELP is a part of a larger group of transition services offered through the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) located within the Institute on Development & Disability (IDD) at Oregon Health and Science University. 

Job Corps
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

Shows steps to join the military and questions to ask a recruiter.  The U.S. Armed Forces are made up of the five armed service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.

Planning for college
With a variety of colleges available, you need to understand your options and choose the right college for you. A little college planning can put you on the road to success. You might need information about choosing a college or what questions to ask on your campus tour. You will also need to know how to prepare for college admission, understand application deadlines, find out about paying for college and financial aid, or maybe consider the available extracurricular activities at your schools of choice.

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.

Financial Aid Guide for Student with Disabilities
A financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. It lists numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.

Tips on selecting a private career school
Helpful tips on how to select a private career school

Advanced Placement (AP) classes and tests
The College Board's Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that you can take while still in high school. They offer you challenging course work and a taste of what college classes are like.

Oregon community colleges
Directory of Oregon community colleges information

GED Oregon has GED exam resources and links

Planning to live independently
This resource page is designed to help you and yours take apart the concept of independent living, examine its many elements, and put the concept back together again with concrete plans and insight into what it takes to turn the concept into reality.

Getting a driver's license
This page provides information on obtaining an Oregon Driver License (provisional) if you are under the age of 18. Other requirements apply if you are 18 years of age or older.