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25195 SW Parkway Ave, Suite 208 Wilsonville, OR 97070

Phone Number

503-855-3581

Hello and happy March,

Please see below for this month’s collection of information and resources. As always, please reply to this email to let me know that you’ve received this by answering one or all of the questions below! Your reply counts for the monthly monitoring requirement for K-Plan Services:

  1. Are you satisfied with the current supports in place for your child?
  2. Have there been any significant changes in support needs for your child?
  3. Do you have any concerns regarding health and safety for your child?

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared Proclamation 5613 making March National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. He urged Americans to increase public awareness of the needs and the potential of Americans with developmental disabilities. Here at Clackamas County, we are dedicated to serve, support and encourage people with developmental disabilities (or different abilities) reach their full potential and to lead happy, healthy and productive lives to the best of their abilities. Let’s celebrate this month with compassion, awareness and understanding.

 

Events, Activities and Parent Education Classes:

 

  • Youth Music Project music class registration open now. See attached email for more details. These classes can fill quickly. Need based scholarships available.
  • March 2nd from 8:45am – 2:30pm –  Special Education Virtual Summit. Explore special education and the IEP, share strategies to communicate with your child’s school, and talk about how to resolve disagreement. This event is free for families and youth. Please register here: https://factoregon.org/sped-summits#:~:text=English%20%7C%20Spanish-,Register,-Northern%20Oregon%20Learning
  • March 4th – Friendship Group for Autistic Kids (suggested ages: 7 – 13), meets every Monday from 6:00pm – 6:45pm. A place to meet, get to know each other, be silly, explore common interests, and make friends. This event is free. please go to LINK
  • March 5th  – Running Wild PDX Running Club: Free all-inclusive track and running club for ages 5-14 in SW Portland. Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30 at the PCC Sylvania campus track. Questions? Contact ashleymayling@gmail.com OR dm on Instagram @runningwildpdx
  • March 8th, 10am-12pm -Online workshop: Caring for yourself while you care for others. This workshop focuses on the why and how to prioritize yourself so that you can care for others. Whether you are autistic or caring for someone who is autistic, this workshop is for you. $35 registration – ASO can provide scholarships if needed. Please call 503-823-2883 or email: jessica.sterling@portlandoregon.gov to sign up.
  • March 10th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Join Autism Society of Oregon Cosplay Group (Portland), A free in-person & online cosplay group for making new friends, designing and creating costumes together. Every 2nd Sunday of the month. Address is: 9320 SW Barbur Blvd Suite 240, Portland OR 97219 (ASO’s office). To register for the event, contact us at 503-636-1676 or events@AutismSocietyOregon.org
  • March 12th thru May 14th. Learn the Collaborative Problem Solving® approach & effective ways to reduce conflict. Build skills & confidence in using the CPS approach. Network & share information about community resources and much more…  Class is free and runs every Tuesday from 9am to 11am PDT – Reserve a spot here: Jan – Collaborative Problem Solving -March 12th, 2024 9AM Tickets, Tue, Mar 12, 2024 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite there is also an option to start on March 14th.
  • March 13th  6:00-7:30 PM –Learn about The Science and Practice of Co-regulation. Swindells Resource Center & Advanced Pediatric Therapies welcome Jennie Ehleringer M. Ed, CYT for a virtual workshop addressing how our nervous system operates and ways we can use this knowledge to positively support our children through co-regulation.  Register here: https://psjhcrmwebsites.microsoftcrmportals.com/event?readableEventId=The_Science_and_Practice_of_Co_regulation
  • Netflix has a series titled “Love on the Spectrum”. The show follows adults on the Autism spectrum as they date and learn about relationships. https://www.netflix.com/title/81338328
  • For sexual health resources for people with developmental disabilities, please check out OHSU’s SHEIDD website: https://www.ohsu.edu/university-center-excellence-development-disability/sexual-health-resources
  • March 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Join Autism/Asperger’s Peer Community Support Group (Online). This peer support group will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST via Zoom and will work to cover topics related to walking through this world as an autistic adult. For those age 27 and older, you are invited to experience support, understanding, and community with others walking in autistic bodies. To sign up, or for questions, email Hannah Rockey at comorbidlife@gmail.com and you can also find them on FB at https://www.facebook.com/groups/669770078522442
  • Trauma Informed Parenting Series on Monday evenings 4/1-29. Advanced registration required here: https://files.constantcontact.com/345f0729001/cd0fee0e-5c85-45f6-8b29-51414b3463f9.pdf
  • April 10th Understanding and Supporting Childhood Anxiety The Swindells Resource Center and Advanced Pediatric Therapies welcome Soobin Im, Ph.D. and Hailey Albin, M.A. from The Children’s Program for a workshop to assist caregivers in understanding how children’s anxiety differs from adults and how to support youth experiencing it. https://files.constantcontact.com/345f0729001/1ded9177-e2ae-411f-a944-e1002d8e1443.pdf

Mental Health Resources:

  • For Urgent Mental Health Walk-In Center, please Call 503-655-8585 to get connected with the service that fits your needs.  Also find it here: https://www.clackamas.us/behavioralhealth/urgentmentalhealth
  • Clackamas County Crisis Line – provides 24/7, free, and confidential support. 503-655-8585
  • Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741 – 24/7 line.
  •  Reach Out Oregon is an organization that offers support to families with children experiencing mental, emotional, and behavioral health challenges. Their goal is to help families gain access to a support team of families, friends, and community networks where questions are answered, resources are shared, and needs are understood
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – provides 24/7, free, and confidential support. Military veterans may press ‘1’ for specialized care. 800-273-TALK

Food Resources:

·       How to Get Food in Clackamas County Resource Page

·       North Clackamas DHS Free Food Market2nd Thursday of the month from 9:30am-11am. Open to anyone in need of food assistance, no income verification required. Bring your own bags. North Clackamas DHS Free Food Market – Food Finder – Oregon Food Bank PHONE: (503) 282-0555. LOCATION: 16440 SE 82nd Drive Clackamas, OR 97015

Helpful Websites:


Yamhill Co. activities

Amity Daffodil Festival 2024, Saturday, March 30

Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 30, 2024


                                                                                                   Look for the category that interests you!!!!

                              HOUSING// FOOD// TRANSPORTATION// Community Activities// Assistance utility-NW natural and PGE // MEDICAL//Free Laundry services

 

 

                       HOUSING

Housing assistance- rent, mortgage, security deposits and more

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/   

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/oregon_rental_assistance.html

 

 

                        FOOD

  1.  Salvation Army- Serving the LGBTQ+ community 

    https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/the-lgbtq-community-and-the-salvation-army/

  1.   Free Produce                              Clackamas  1St Tuesday of the month 10:00am to 11:30am

                                                                                               310 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045

 

3.     North Clackamas Free Food Market Clackamas Every second Thursday of the month from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

16440 SE 82nd Dr, Clackamas, OR 97015

4.    Oregon City Free Food Market Clackamas Every first Tuesday of the month from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

315 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045

 

 

 

 

 

                      TRANSPORTATION

TRIMET– January 1, 2024 will begin the $.30 TriMet fare increase, which will make each LIFT ride $2.80.

This increase also begins the discontinuation of all pink foil tickets, which will not be accepted as fare after January 1, 2024

Use the form below to trade these tickets in for credit to a current or new LIFT Hop Card by June 30th, 2024.

https://trimet.org/lift/pdf/lift-ticket-exchange-form.pdf

Plan your trip with TRIMET – CLICK Link Below

https://trimet.org/home/planner

Ride to Care information

https://ridetocare.com/members

 

 

                         COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Eagle’s Landing Mini Golf

https://theaerieateaglelanding.com/golf/golf-course-rates

MOVIE Theatre and Arcaid

https://wunderlandgames.com/save/weekly-specials/

Easter Market Get ready for a fun-filled Easter Market with delicious treats, handmade crafts, and egg-citing activities

Saturday, March 23 · 10am – 2pm PDT

Helvetia Farm Market, Northwest West Union Road, Hillsboro, OR,

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/easter-market-tickets-845910439897?aff=ebdssbcategorybrowse

EASTER EGG HUNTS

https://hopecitypdx.com/events/egg-hunt-10am/1060735

https://allevents.in/tigard/annual-egg-hunt/200026005696520

St. PATRICK’S DAY

St. Patrick’s Day Events From Nearby Cities

Jordan of Art at PSU- Free admission

( for day and times info click link below)

jsma@pdx.edu

Movies at the Oak Grove Cinema Theatre

https://familycinemas.com/about

 

 

                         Assistance UTILITY-NW NATURAL GAS and PGE

  1. The LIHEAP and weatherization programs in Oregon

               Applying for LIHEAP grants or free energy conservation in Oregon

               Contact the link; https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/contact_us.html

  1. NW Natural Income- qualified bill discount program

Contact link: https://www.nwnatural.com/account/bill-discount-program

  1. PGE –Income- Qualified Bill Discount

Contact link: https://portlandgeneral.com/income-qualified-bill-discoun

 

               MEDICAL

Clackamas FREE Clinic– Click Link below

https://www.clackamas.edu/campus-life/health-and-wellness/health-care-on-campus

Clackamas County  Health Centers– Click link below

https://www.clackamas.us/healthcenters#payingforservices

 

                      FREE Laundry services

Mar 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Oregon City, 927 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045, USA

For more times and locations click the link:

https://www.loveonecommunity.org/events/loveone-laundry-events-oregon-city-2024-03-14-18-00


AUTISTIC SELF ADVOCACY NETWORK

Despite decades of progress for disability employment protections and civil rights, it is still legal to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage. When someone is paid less than minimum wage, it is called subminimum wage. Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act has allowed employers to pay disabled workers subminimum wage for close to 90 years. Recent data has shown that disabled employees working under a 14(c) certificate earned an average of $3.34 per hour. Many workers make even less than this.

On March 14th at 1:00PM Eastern Time, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) are hosting a webinar to talk about why we need policy change to end this harmful practice. We will also talk about the actions you can take to support this important policy change.

Register here for the webinar! If you need any accommodations, please contact NCIL’s Director of Advocacy and Public Policy Jessica Podesva at jessica@ncil.org. ASL and CART will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

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