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Learning Opportunities & Services for Lane County Individuals

Case Management

  • Lane County DD 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 protective services for adults, community-based residential and employment services, foster care for children and adults, self-directed supports, high school transition services and crisis resolution.

  • Full Access

    This is a nonprofit support services brokerage, an alternative option for case management. They connect adults who have been deemed eligible through Lane DDS with needed services.

  • Mentor Oregon – MidValley Brokerage

    This is a nonprofit support services brokerage, an alternative option for case management. They connect adults who have been deemed eligible through Lane DDS with needed services.

Direct Support and Services

  • Direction Service

    Direction Service Counseling Center provides a full range of mental health services to people with developmental disabilities.

  • Pearl Buck Center

    Pearl Buck offers their Life Enhancing Activities Program LEAP day program for adults with intellectual disabilities. They also offer supported living services to help people be safe and independent in their own homes.

  • Arc of Lane County

    The Arc offers financial planning & budgeting, in-home respite, community inclusion, discovery services for vocational development, employment path services, and job development and coaching.

  • RISE

    RISE assists people with supported living services, community inclusion, employment services, day treatment programs, and respite opportunities for families.

  • Alternative Services of Oregon

    Alternative Services offers supported employment services, community living support, residential opportunities, and individual and family counseling.

  • Oregon Supported Living Program

    OSLP provides person-centered residential, vocational and supported living programs with emphasis on the arts and community integration.

  • Supported Employment Services, Inc.

    In addition to employment services, SES also provides supported living services for adults.

  • McKenzie Personnel Systems

    MPS offers services in supported employment, supported living, and community inclusion.

  • P.E.A.C.E.

    PEACE offers community Inclusion programs, social groups, and direct support for individuals.

  • Allies, Inc.

    Allies offers attendant care at home and in the community. They provide community inclusion through classes such as Healthy Relationships and Gamers Group.

  • Specialized Advocacy

    Specialized Advocacy provides supported living services. Their community inclusion program includes such groups as: bowling, cooking, crafts, women’s group, and community group.

  • Albertina Kerr Center

    Albertina Kerr provides supported living services, employment services, community inclusion, and residential opportunities.

  • Alvord Taylor

    Alvord Taylor provides supported living services, employment services, and residential opportunities.

  • Dungarvin

    Dungarvin provides supported living services, supported employment services, day services, and residential opportunities.

  • Garten Services, Inc.

    Garten provides vocational, day activity and retirement services as well as employment services for people with developmental disabilities and long-term mental illness.

Information & Support

  • Lane Independent Living Alliance

    LILA provides information and referral, skills training, peer counseling, advocacy, services for transitioning to independent living.

  • Aspergers Support Network

    Asperger Support Network, offers a supportive environment where individuals, families, and professionals can access specialized training, effective consultation, social thinking groups, and a range of products to meet the needs of those with Asperger Syndrome and similar social, behavioral, and sensory needs.

  • IRIS Educational Media

    IRIS creates evidence-based training and professional development materials for parents, parent educators, and K-12 school staff. Their videos, application, curriculum and online courses get produced through partnerships with top researchers around the country.

  • Oregon Research Institute

    This is a research center dedicated entirely to understanding human behavior and improving the quality of human life. ORI scientists study topics that include those that affect people with developmental disabilities.

  • Emerald Family Down Syndrome Network

    This is a network of families, friends, educators, and service providers whose goal is to support families, friends and individuals with Down syndrome through small gatherings, family outings, providing educational scholarships and by attending regional/national events.

Employment Support

  • Lane County Employment First Initiative

    Employment First is an Oregon state policy which states that work in integrated jobs is the first and priority option in planning employment services for working-age adults and youth.

  • Pearl Buck Center

    Pearl Buck’s Community Employment Program locates and maintains employment opportunities in the community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They provide ongoing coaching and support.

  • Supported Employment Services, Inc.

    SES provides employment and supported living services for adults with developmental disabilities residing in Lane, Linn, and Benton Counties.

  • McKenzie Personnel Systems

    MPS offers services in supported employment, supported living, and community inclusion.

  • RISE

    RISE assists people with supported living services, community inclusion, employment services, day treatment programs, and respite opportunities for families.

  • Alternative Services of Oregon

    Alternative Services offers supported employment services, community living support, residential opportunities, and individual and family counseling.

  • Arc of Lane County

    The Arc offers financial planning & budgeting, in-home respite, community inclusion, discovery services for vocational development, employment path services, and job development and coaching.

  • Reality Kitchen

    Reality Kitchen offers a job skills training program in their wholesale bakery and retail cafe designed with supports to help young adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities be successful and gain self-confidence and personal independence.

Specialized Housing

  • SAIL Housing (Supporting Access to Independent Living)

    SAIL Housing advocates and promotes a model of sustainable housing for developmentally disabled adults know as "independent supported housing." This type of housing physically consists of smaller apartment complexes with 10-15 studio and one-bedroom units and a community room where residents can gather for social and learning activities.

  • Mainstream Housing, Inc.

    This organization is committed to providing quality, affordable rental apartments with resident services support for people with developmental disabilities. The also oversee the Homespace Program for individuals and families with IDD who have been homeless.

Education

Recreation

  • Kind Tree-Autism Rocks

    KindTree-Autism Rocks serves individuals through various community recreation programs including an annual family camping retreat and provides educational training and support. They also run an art program representing over 100 artists.

  • City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation Services

    Adaptive Recreation at the Hilyard Community Center offers classes, outings, and seasonal events.

  • Willamalane Adaptive Recreation- Springfield

    Willamalane offers adaptive opportunities including outings in the community , classes, and bowling league.

  • RideAble

    RideAble provides horsemanship instruction in a safe and interactive environment. Essential life skills for each individual are developed and improved through healthy recreational riding.

  • Danceability International

    DanceAbility’s mission is to dissolve barriers and connect people with and without disabilities through dance and movement. They offer classes, workshops and events for adults and children, performances, teacher trainings and educational materials for teachers of inclusive dance.

  • Special Olympics Oregon

    Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children, youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities.

  • OSLP Arts & Culture Program

    The OSLP provides workshops and mentorships with professional instructors in visual and performing arts as well as cultural activities.

  • YogAutism

    Scott Anderson designed and founded YogAutism to meet the challenges of those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The YogAutism Recipe helps to calm the mind, and, as the mind becomes calmer, the body softens, which initiates a positive cascade of relaxation response.

  • Tamarack Pool

    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.