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Welcome to our July Resources, Activities, and Events for the IDD Community

“Embrace every unique mind and heart in our community. This June, let’s celebrate the incredible diversity of our abilities and unite in our shared journey towards acceptance and empowerment. Together, we are unstoppable.”

Announcements: County offices will be closed Thursday July 4th in observation of Independence Day Have a safe and happy holiday!

A/C resources:

There may be A/C units available through NWFS and you can apply here at the bottom of the page. Note that you have a child with a disability and if they would be medically affected by the heat: https://nwfs.org/basic-needs/climate-change The program states they prioritize folks with medical needs and disabilities.

If you have a Medical Certificate with PGE then Utility Assistance may be able to help with accessing an A/C unit. Call their main line and leave a message requesting this specifically so you will be referred to the correct person. 503-650-5640 https://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/energy

If you do not already have a medical certificate and someone in your household would be medically affected by the heat, then contact PGE to get this set up.

Activities and Events:

·       Summer Reading and Meals at libraries https://www.clackamas.us/lib/summer-reading-program

·       Planet Fitness Summer Pass for students: https://www.planetfitness.com/summerpass

·       Cultural Pass through Clackamas County Library: Get free admission to local attractions with your library card: https://refweb.lincc.org/research/cultural-pass-express

·       $1 Movies – Regal Summer Movie Express– Enjoy $1 movies all summer long at your local Regal, every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11AM, through August 7! Click Here for more information

·       Kids Bowl Free: At multiple locations. www.kidsbowlfree.org

Bowling is every Tuesday in Sherwood @ 3:30 – 4:30 pm and for Wilsonville it is every Wednesday at 3:30, Salem/Keizer every Friday 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

July 4th – Sandy Fireworks Bring the whole family to Sandy High School, for a spectacular fireworks show, Fireworks begin at dusk. Free Click Here for more information

July 4th Canby Independence Day Celebration in downtown parade begins at 10 am, fireworks at dusk, activities all day long, Click Here for more information

July 4th @ 10:00 am – 1:00pm Lake Oswego 2024 Star Spangled Parade & Celebration at Millennium Plaza Park FREE Click Here for more information

July 4 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Free First Thursdays at Portland Art Museum FREE Click Here for more information

July 4 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Happy Valley 4th of July Family Festival FREE Click Here for more information

July 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm Tigard 4th of July Celebration and Drone Light Show FREE Click Here for more information

July 4th 2024 Independence Day Illumination: Concert & Laser Lightshow at Foothills Park in Lake Oswego Free Click Here for more information

July 4th   @ 9:00pm Wilsonville Fourth of July Laser Light Show FREE Click Here for more information

July 6th @ 9:00 am – 12:00pm Home Depot Free In-Store Kids Workshops FREE Click here for more information

July 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Summer Saturdays Kids Concert at Bridgeport Village Free Click Here for more information

July 7th $5 Day at OMSI Click Here for more information

July 8th @ 10:30am-11:30am Me and My Pioneers Play Dates Free (See attached flyer)

July 14th @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Helvetia Lavender Festival family friendly $0 -10 click Here for more information

July 14th 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Join Clackamas County WIC at the 2024 Milwaukie Farmers Market (See attached flyer)

July 15th @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Friendship Group for Autistic Kids (suggested ages: 7 – 13) Click Here for more information

July 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Autism Parent Support Group (online) Click Here for more information

July 20th  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Join Clackamas County WIC at the 2024 Oregon City Farmers Market(See attached flyer)

July 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm FREE Sensory Friendly Swim (SE Portland) Click Here for more information

July 26th  @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Zoo Nights $21 – $26 Click Here for More Information

Shine Academy first ever summer camps! There are 8 spots available and the cost for the 3 week camp is $250. I’ll attach the flyer here as well as the registration form link.


We will be providing t-shirts for the kids and have a really fun camp planned focusing on shopping skills, money management, and music. We hope to see a lot of familiar faces at camp 🙂


Popsicles in the Park

June 19, 2024


Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park


Join NWDS and other families experiencing disability for park play, popsicles and togetherness! This is a free event for all ages. Bring a picnic or drop by for a visit. We’d love to see you! 



Click here to download the event flyer.


Click below for more details, translation in Spanish, and to register.

Haga clic a continuación para obtener más detalles, traducción al español y registrarse.

Trainings and Education:


OMSI Play Lab: Let’s Build / Construyamos

July 20, 2024


Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

What can we build to solve a problem? Students will explore solutions, problem-solving, and stretch their engineering process skills.

***Please note that capacity is limited to 20 people per play lab.  In effort to extend our reach to families, please double check with family members to be sure they can attend before registering.  Registration is required by 7/04/2024.

Click below for more details, translation in Spanish, and to register.

Haga clic a continuación para obtener más detalles, traducción al español y registrarse.

July 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm FREE My child was referred to ABA Services… Now what? (Online Training) Click here for more information

July 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm FREE NAMI Basics a class for parents and caregivers of youth experiencing mental health or behavioral challenges Click Here for more information

July 17th  @ 10:00 am–11:30 am Online Training Supporting Dignity of Risk the Arc training understand the meaning of dignity of risk. $40 Click Here for more information

FACT Oregon on-Demand Trainings

Always available:

FACT Oregon Just for Youth Resources

Fact Oregon Special Education help: call for assistance or access pre-recorded trainings, toolkits to support you in advocating for your child at school.

Food finder: Search for food resources near you including fresh produce, food banks,  and places to double your EBT benefits. 

24/7 crisis and support line: 503-655-8585

If there have been any significant changes for your child or you are in need of a resource that is not listed here, please reach out.


Diane Karst (she/her)

Lead Case Manager
Developmental Disability Program

Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services
Primary: 971-413-1286

Physical address: 2051 Kaen Rd. Oregon City, OR 97045

Mailing address: PO Box 2950 Oregon City, OR 97045
We are open 7am-6pm, Monday-Thursday.

The DD Program is closed on Fridays.

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A Splash and Swim Summer Social

August 16th, 2024


North Clackamas Aquatic Park

Please join us for a summer social swim event at North Clackamas Aquatic Park in August! We will have the swim park all to ourselves, will provide dinner and refreshment, and encourage you to extend this invite to friends and family.

Registration is required. Suggested donation is $25.

Click below for more details, translation in Spanish, and to register.

Haga clic a continuación para obtener más detalles, traducción al español y registrarse.

Get Your Bike First! Merchandise!

The Bike First! new online store has something for everyone. Take advantage of the 20% off and show your support of inclusion of people with disabilities.

#BuddyFestNW turns 25!


September 14th, 2024


Moda Center Commons 


Buddy Fest NW is NW Disability Support's annual celebration promoting the acceptance and inclusion of people experiencing disability (including Down syndrome). It is the largest fundraiser of the year for NWDS. The festival brings together families, friends, self-advocates, educators, professionals, community leaders and other promoters of a civil and inclusive society for a day of community, fun, and advocacy. Everyone seeking to understand, accept, and celebrate disability, diversity, and inclusion is welcome at Buddy Fest NW! Registration for our 25th walk and festival will open in July.



Please contact us at info@nwdisabilitysupport.org for more information, sponsorship, or to get involved. 

Click the link below for a complete list of events.

Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para obtener una lista completa de eventos.


Download our current events flyer here

Want to be involved in our mission?

We know that inclusion is something we do together. In order to increase community connection and create future inclusive educational offerings, we are looking to diversify and expand our board and volunteer opportunities.

Please share your interest with us via the links below.

Donations always appreciated!
¡Las donaciones siempre son apreciadas!

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