Learning Opportunities & Services for Lane County Families
Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services
This is the government case management entity serving adults and children with developmental disabilities living in Lane County. Lane DDS determines a new applicant’s eligibility for services; then connects those who qualify with needed services. This is the first stop for someone with a newly diagnosed developmental disability. DDS is also responsible for overseeing foster care for children and crisis resolution.
Direct Support and Services
Child Development & Rehabilitation Center 541–346–3573
CDRC evaluates the needs of children with delays and disabilities. They create individualized treatment plans for children in the areas of education, behavior, medical needs, and psychopharmacology.
Bridgeway House provides on-site and in-home services to children with Autism and related disabilities including ABA therapies, social skills groups, academic tutoring, summer camps, family social events, parent education and support, sexuality & health classes, theater club, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and more. Bridgeway house is also home to a private school for children with autism.
Early Childhood CARES
EC CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education to infants, toddlers and preschool age children in Lane County. All services are free of charge to eligible children.
Arc of Lane County
The Arc provides direct support services, training and events including respite programs. The Jumpstart! program offers after-school, Saturday, and summer activities for school age children (5-21) to learn social skills in a recreational setting. "Take a break" is a respite program for families with children (0-17) with developmental disabilities and their siblings.
Pearl Buck Center
Pearl Buck offers on-site, year-round free preschool (ages 2 – 5), case management, and home-based support for families with parents with intellectual disabilities.
The Child Center provides mental health services for families throughout Lane County including outpatient counseling, psychiatric day treatment (ages 3 – 13) and specialized education, a wellness program, parenting classes, a community resource library, and a 24-hour Crisis Response Program.
Direction Service provides wraparound services for families with children with disabilities through four programs: Family Support & Service Coordination, Information Services, Counseling Center and Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education.
RISE offers family support through: behavioral support, family training, caregiver support, and specialized training for individual needs. They offer Oregon Intervention System (a two-day training on positive behavior support and crisis intervention), family support groups, school staff trainings, and other specialized trainings specific to a child needs and diagnosis.
Information & Support
Emerald Family Down Syndrome Network
This network supports families, friends and individuals with Down syndrome through small gatherings, family outings, providing educational scholarships and attending regional/national events. They are a community network of families, friends, educators, and service providers.
Oregon Family Support Network
This is a family-led organization working with families dealing with behavioral and mental health challenges by providing respite, family fun events, peer support, resources and referrals, systems navigation, wraparound partnership, and advocacy.
Families Connected at the Arc
Families Connected offer programs to reduce isolation and build community connections for families raising a child with a developmental disability. Services include support groups, family trainings, mentoring, community access, and advocacy.
City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation: Inclusion Services
Adaptive Recreation Services based at Hilyard Community Center provides year-round, community-based recreational, social and educational programs for Eugene area children, teens and adults with disabilities. Their Inclusion Services strive to support people who need accommodation to participate in any recreation activity offered by the City of Eugene.
Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities,
This is a non-profit therapeutic and recreational warm water aquatic facility offering interdisciplinary approaches to aquatic wellness for all ages, income levels, and abilities.