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Upcoming Events

Transition to Kindergarten: A Focus on Students With Disabilities During Uncertain Times

September 1, 2020 at 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Online Webinar via Zoom
Free and open to the public

Do you have a child with a disability who is entering kindergarten in an Oregon school this Fall?

"Transition to Kindergarten" is a free online presentation featuring Dr. Katherine Lange, Director of Education Support Services at Eugene 4J School District to support parents/caregivers of young child with disabilities. The presentation will provide tips for preparing and supporting your child as they transition to Kindergarten during these challenging times.

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Transitioning to High School: A Focus on Students With Disabilities

September 8, 2020 at 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Online Webinar via Zoom
Free and open to the public

Do you have a child with a disability who is transitioning into high school this academic year?

Would you like to learn more about the structure of high schools in Oregon and what to expect?

Join us for this free online presentation "Transitioning to High School" featuring Dr. Brian Megert, Special Programs Director for the Springfield School District, that is designed to support parents and caregivers of adolescents with disabilities.

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Accessible Voting Guide for People With Disabilities

Vote 2020 - Order a Free Copy of Easy Voting Guide

People with disabilities have the same right to cast a private and independent ballot as others.

The non-partisan Oregon Easy Voting Guide helps lift barriers to voting by providing an accessible non-partisan voting guide. The guide is created by Disability Rights Oregon's voting rights team. We're proud to support this project!

For accessible online versions, visit easyvotingguide.org. To request a free, printed copy of the guide be mailed to you, visit Disability Rights Oregon's online request form. Deadline to order is September 21st. If you have other questions, contact Disability Rights Oregon by phone at 800-452-1694 or by email at welcome@droregon.org.

Inclusive Volunteering

What is Inclusive Volunteering?

Research shows that opportunities for volunteering are important in education, training and social engagement for people with disabilities. The term “inclusive volunteering” describes the service of individuals with disabilities as volunteers themselves as active members of any community.  Community partners are challenged to provide opportunities so that people with disabilities have access to participate.

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The Arc

Offers many opportunities for people with disabilities to volunteer and participate in the community.

TED TALK: Inclusive Career Placement for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Volunteering is a layered opportunity: as a first step to gain work and social experience, and for volunteer to learn about a career or organization from the inside.

Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program

Results from a recent research study by the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration offer 8 strategies as a starting point to support organizations engage volunteers from diverse and immigrant communities.

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