Posts Tagged ‘disabilities’

  • #UsToo – Sexual Assault in the Autism Community

    Dec 1, 17 • 868 Views • NewsroomNo Comments

    Stories from the Spectrum – Autism from an Autistic Perspective   #UsToo – You are not alone Sexual Assault in the Autism Community   By your sisters and brothers in solidarity   The Stories from the Spectrum Series at Spectrums...

  • Stephen’s Place provides Positive Living Solutions and Community

    Jul 12, 17 • 1312 Views • Local Resources, NewsroomComments Off on Stephen’s Place provides Positive Living Solutions and Community

    Stephen’s Place – Family, Community, Home – A genuine community to call home in Vancouver, Washington – By John Krejcha – When first entering through the double doors at Stephen’s Place, visitors are met with an inviting reception...

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    Human Trafficking – Protecting our Most Vulnerable

    Jul 1, 17 • 1735 Views • Local Resources, Newsroom1 Comment

    Human Trafficking – Protecting our Most Vulnerable from the Unfathomable by Tara O’Gorman, MSW – Michael is a 15-year old teenager in southwest Washington.  He loves reading, anime, and online gaming, typical of many teenagers.  Michael...

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    Transportation and Special Education Students

    Jun 30, 17 • 1114 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Transportation and Special Education Students

    Transportation and Special Education Students   What rights do students have?  By Diane Wiscarson, Attorney at Law  – School transportation is frequently a source of confusion, and even frustration, for students with Individual Education Programs...

  • Special Celebrations

    Jan 31, 17 • 1407 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Special Celebrations

    Special Celebrations – Everyone deserves to be celebrated! – By Karen Krejcha –  Beautiful ideas often blossom from seeds of adversity. Feeling social isolation due to disability is a lonely place to be. Theresa Van Pelt knows what it is...

  • Arts for all: PHAME

    Feb 8, 16 • 1960 Views • NewsroomComments Off on Arts for all: PHAME

    By Keith Loria It was back in 1984 when a group of families who had the shared experience of having a family member with a disability, wanted to find a creative outlet for their loved ones in the Portland community. “If you looked around at the options back...

  • Having a ball: special needs soccer leagues

    Sep 16, 15 • 2281 Views • Newsroom1 Comment

    By Keith Loria Thanks to a nonprofit organization dedicated to children unable to play typical recreational soccer, Oregon kids with autism are learning the joys of the sport. Often times, children with autism are left on the sidelines to watch the action,...