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For Families

Supporting families and caregivers of students with disabilities is our highest priority. We provide in-person training opportunities for families at our University of Oregon campus location but we also provide other training resources in the following sections. Please feel free to contact us if you know of a particularly good training resource that is not included below!

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Recommended Reading

All About IEPs

In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about IEPs. Learn what the law says about: IEP Teams and IEP Meetings, Parental Rights & Consent, Steps in Developing the IEP, Placement, Transition, Assistive Technology, and Strategies to Resolve Disagreements.

From Emotions to Advocacy

"A superb reference, From Emotions To Advocacy is highly recommended reading for parents of children in need of special education services ... it's filled with tips, techniques and a wealth of resources, from web sites to worksheets, forms, and sample letters …" - Midwest Book Review

Lane County

Direction Service Cadre

The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) works to increase the nation's capacity to effectively resolve special education disputes, reducing the use of expensive adversarial processes.

Lane County DD Services

This is the government case management entity serving adults and children with developmental disabilities living in Lane County.

State of Oregon

FACT Oregon Family Advocacy

Empowering families raising a child experiencing disability in their pursuit of a whole life.

Oregon’s Office of Developmental Disabilities

The ODDS website aims to increase awareness and access to the many services and supports provided by the state of Oregon that are administered through county departments and service brokerages.


Protecting Students with Disabilities

The Office for Civil Rights, through the US Department of Education, describes protections under this section of the Rehabilitation Act for students with disabilities.

TED Talks that can change the way you think about disability

A list of talks that represent a range of experiences, disabilities, messages and styles.