Volume 1, Issue 1

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Inside This Issue:

  • House Bill 3681 – Interdistrict Transfers
  • Oregon r.i.s.e. Center Conference
  • National Indian Parent Information Center
  • Oregon Opportunities: College Scholarships

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April 27 & 28, 2012 at the Portland Airport Sheraton


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HB 2283 made some changes and clarifications to High School transition including:
• Who gives consent once the student turns 18
• Transfer of Rights
• Length of time for completion of a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma or Alternate Certificate.
• Access to services for those receiving a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma or Alternate Certificate.
• Required instructional time for those receiving a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma or Alternate Certificate.

For more information on the changes, attend the Building Futures Conference or one of our trainings on High School Transition.

ASO’S Fall Conference
October 7th at the Deschutes Expo Center in Redmond.

Oregon Disability Megaconference
September 29th – October 1st, 2011 at the Salem Conference Center

October 24th & 25th, 2011
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland OR 97220

Registration is open! Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1623426713

Keynote Speaker: Clayton Rees

Building Futures is for anyone who has an interest in supporting individuals with disabilities as they transition from school to adult life. This includes Secondary Educators, Post Secondary Educators, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Special Educators, Therapists, Counselors, Service Providers, Job Developers, and other Rehabilitation Specialist, and especially Secondary Students with Disabilities and their Families.


Students $25.00 – Parents $150.00 – Professionals $175.00

Special Needs Apps for Kids (SNApps4Kids) is a community of parents, therapists, doctors and teachers who share information on using the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices with children who have special needs. The website, http://www.snapps4kids.com/ , offers reviews of more than 30,000 apps for use in special education.

The Tucson division of the Casey Family Programs created Ready, Set, Fly! for several reasons. First, staff needed a resource that would help them work more easily with families and youth to teach life skills. While parents had resources that described what skills youth should be building, they lacked concrete activities which would help them teach these skills in their own homes. Second, the Tucson staff also wanted a guide to help parents become aware of the “teachable moments” in everyday life that provide opportunities for teaching skills. To meet these needs, a fun, user-friendly instruction book containing developmentally arranged activities was created.

This book addresses Daily Living Skills; Housing, Transportation & Community Resources; Money Management; Self-Care; Social Development; and Work & Study Skills.  You can download this free book at: http://www.caseylifeskills.org/pages/res/rsf%5CRSF.pdf