Posts Tagged ‘disability’

This tool, from the U.S. Department of Labor, provides a snapshot of your chances of finding a job in a particular field based on your education and experience, desired income level and preferred employment location. Use this tool to select an occupation and industry, a state and locality, an education level and a wage level. This information will be used to create your “employability profile” to help you make good career choices. After completing your profile you will be led to a list of job banks and job training resources in your state.


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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.

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Due to the change in the year of accountability, all students must now take their high school statewide assessment by 11th grade or their 3rd year in High School.
Students who took and met or exceeded the alternate achievement standard on the statewide Extended Assessment in 10th grade (last year) will not need to retake the Extended Assessment this year. However, any students who did not meet the alternate achievement assessment standard in 10th grade will need to take the assessment again this year in their 11th grade year in order to be counted as participants for accountability purposes. For students with IEPs, any decision to retest (or to consider retesting) will require revisiting the student’s IEP to ensure the IEP team’s decision has been adequately recorded.

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This fashion show event will be a fun time, raise funds and highlight a topic we all hear too often within the disability community. “Socially Awkward” What does that mean?

Save the Date!
January 29, 2011
Doors open at 6:15 PM
Show begins at 7:00 PM
Venue Pearl
325 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

More information to come!

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22nd Annual Parent Conference
April 29th – 30th, 2011
Spirit Mountain Casino
27100 S.W. Salmon River Highway
Grand Ronde, OR 97347

The primary purpose of this conference is to bring together parents, educators, and health professionals in an atmosphere of cooperation and exploration. The conference program will address issues that intend to expand the capacity of schools and communities, working in partnership with parents and professionals. To promote the partnership of nurturing and advocating for children, youth and young adults with disabilities,
with a positive focus on their abilities.

The conference seeks to model and facilitate effective relationships between families and service providers. RISE promotes an atmosphere for parents and other professionals with similar interests to interact, and to develop partnerships.
This conference acts as a time of much needed respite, networking and learning for many of our attendees, we ask that no children attend the conference. If you would like to sponsor this annual event, please contact Danielle Bethell, Conference Coordinator at: 503.581.8156 ext. 105 or dbethell@oregonrisecenter.org.

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Recognizing that most kids enjoy the zoo, but some have a harder time than others getting here, Oregon Zoo is inviting children (birth to 18 years) with disabilities and chronic or terminal illnesses, plus their immediate families, to a free evening as a VIP at the zoo on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, from 4-8pm. The Zoo is offering this experience for free as a community service, since medical expenses often prevent these families from enjoying a night out as a family.

Participating organizations (including OrPTI) are helping families get invited. You must registered through one of the organizations to attend.

As part of this special events, participants will receive:
* Free admission to the zoo, free train rides and free access to the Chimpanzee Challenge Maze (extra fee-based summer attraction)
* Complimentary popcorn
* Animal contact with a variety of animals at the Family Farm
* Special performances of the popular Wildlife Live animal show on the main stage
* Costumed characters around zoo grounds
* 25% discount at all zoo restaurants and food stands

RSVPs for VIP Safari will only be accepted through partners. To register contact our Salem office at 888-505-2673, or email dbethell@orpti.org.

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