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OREGON RESPITE PROGRAMS
Respite Locator Service - (800) 773-5433

Oregon Respite Programs

OREGON OFFICE OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
(a program of the Oregon Department of Human Services)
500 Summer Street, NE - Salem, OR 97310-1016
(503) 945-5772 or 1-800-527-5772 - TDD: 1-800-365-8135
e-mail: omap.info@state.or.us
Medical assitance programs

OREGON CHILDRENS HOSPITALS
Shriners Hospital for Children Portland
310 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Oregon 97201-3095
(503) 241-5090
Shriners Hospitals for Children

Doernbecher Children's Hospital
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. , Portland , OR 97201
Phone: (503) 494-8811
Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital
2801 N Gantenbein Ave , Portland , OR 97227
Phone: (503) 413-2500
Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital

FREE MEDICATION PROGRAMS (or almost free!!!)
NAMI-medication program
DSI On-line
Free medication available

TRANSPORTATION
Action Accessible Travel
Web: Project ACTION Accessible Travel Database
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION
Steven B. Johnson, Associate Superintendent
Office of Special Education
Department of Education
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3598, ext. 639; (503) 378-2892 (TTY)
E-mail: steve.johnson@state.or.us
Web: www.ode.state.or.us/sped/index.htm

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5
Linda Felber, Assistant Superintendent
Office of Special Education, Department of Education
255 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3598, Ext. 642
Web: www.ode.state.or.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2
Linda Felber, Assistant Superintendent
Office of Special Education
Department of Education
255 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3598, Ext. 642
Web: www.ode.state.or.us

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY
Bobby C. Simpson, Administrator
Voc. Rehabilitation Division, Dept. of Human Services
500 Summer Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-1018
(503) 945-5880
E-mail: sally.s.zuelke@state.or.us

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Holly Miles, Data Grants Team Coordinator
Office of Professional Technical Education
OR Department of Education
255 Capitol Street, N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3584
E-mail: holly.miles@state.or.us

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM
James D. Toews, Assistant Administrator
Office of DD Services
Mental Health and Developmental Disability Services Division
Department of Human Resources
2575 Bittern Street, NW
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 945-9774
E-mail: james.d.toews@state.or.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
Charlotte Duncan, Executive Director
Oregon Developmental Disabilities Council
540 24th Place, NE
Salem, OR 97301-4517
(503) 945-9941; (800) 292-4154 (in OR)
E-mail: ODDC@aol.com
Web: www.oddc.org

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY
Robert Joondeph, Executive Director
Oregon Advocacy Center
620 SW 5th Avenue, Fifth Floor
Portland, OR 97204-1428
(503) 243-2081; (503) 323-9161 (TTY)
E-mail: oradvocacy@aol.com

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Eugene Organ, CAP Director
OR Disabilities Commission
1257 Ferry Street SE
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 378-3599; (503) 378-3142
E-mail: eugene.c.organ@state.or.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Clifford Sells, Director
Child Development & Rehab. Center
Oregon Health Sciences University
P.O. Box 574
Portland, OR 97207-0574
(503) 494-8362
E-mail: sellsc@OHSU.edu

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Charles E. Young, Administrator
Oregon Commission for the Blind
535 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 731-3221; (800) 202-5463
E-mail: charles.young@state.or.us
Web: www.CFB.state.or.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
Thomas J. Davis, State Coordinator
Deaf and Hearing Impaired Access Program
Oregon Disabilities Commission
1257 Ferry Street, SE
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 378-3142 (V/TTY)
(800) 358-3117 (V/TTY, in OR)
(800) 521-9615 (V/TTY, in OR)
E-mail: tj.x.davis@state.or.us

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY
Toby Olson, Project Director
Northwest Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
WA State Governor's Committee on Disability Issue & Employment
P.O. Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046
(360) 438-4116 (V/TTY)
Web: www.wata.org/NWD/

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Brain Injury
William F. Olson, President
Brain Injury Association of Oregon
1118 Lancaster Drive NE, Suite 345
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 585-0855; (800) 544-5243 (in OR)
E-mail: biao@open.org

The Oregon Brain Injury Resource Network
345 N. Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361
(503) 585-0855; (800) 544-5243
E-mail: tbi@wou.edu
Web: www.tr.wou.edu/tbi

Cerebral Palsy
Bud Thoune, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of OR & Southwest Washington
7830 SE Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 777-4167
E-mail: orbud4u@aol.com
Web: UCP of Oregon & SW Washington

Epilepsy
George Ivan Smith, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of OR
619 S.W. 11th Street, Suite 225
Portland, OR 97205-2646
(503) 228-7651
E-mail: epilepsy@teleport.com
Web: www.teleport.com/~epilepsy

Learning Disabilities
Evelyn Murphy, Executive Director
Association for Children & Adults with Learning Disabilities (ACLD)
4475 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Suite 170
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 203-8448; (888) 899-2253
(888) 899-2253 (toll-free)

Donna Newton, President
Learning Disabilities Association of Oregon
P.O. Box 1221
Portland, OR 97207
(503) 641-3768

Bonnie Parypa, Program Manager
NAMI-Oregon
3300 Market Street, NE, Suite 11
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 370-7774; (800) 343-6264
E-mail: cloud51@aol.com

Mental Retardation
Paula Blue-Moore, Executive Director
The Arc of Oregon
1745 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 581-2726; (877) 581-2726 (toll-free)
E-mail: arcoforg@open.org
Web: www.open.org/arcoforg

Speech and Hearing
Kathi Hoffer, President
Oregon Speech and Hearing Association
P.O. Box 523
Salem, OR 97308
(503) 370-7019
Web: www.healthcaresource.com/osha

Visual Impairments
Gil Johnson, Director
American Foundation for the Blind
111 Pine Street, Suite 725
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 392-4845
E-mail: sanfran@afb.org
Web: www.afb.org

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM
Hill M. Walker, Director
Center on Human Development - Clinical Services
1265 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1265
(503) 346-3591
Web: darkwing.uoregon.edu/~uap/

Gloria L. Krahn, Director
Child Development & Rehabilitation Center
OR Health Sciences University
P.O. Box 574
Portland, OR 97207-0574
(503) 494-8364
E-mail: oidd@ohsu.edu
Web: www.ohsu.edu/cdrc/uap/

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE
Byron McNaught, Project Director
Oregon Technology Access for Life Needs Project
3070 Lancaster Drive, NE
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 361-1201; (800) 677-7512 (V/TTY)
E-mail: ati@oregonvos.net
Web: www.taln.ncn.com

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT
Anne Brown and Janice Morrow, Directors
Oregon COPE Project (Coalition in OR for Parent Education)
999 Locust Street, N.E.
Salem, OR 97303
(503) 581-8156; (888) 505-COPE (in OR)
E-mail: orcope@open.org
Web: www.open.org/orcope
PARENT-TO-PARENT
Contact Parent Training and Information Project
(see above)

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Kathryn Firestone, President
Oregon PTA
531 SE 14th Avenue, Room 205
Portland, OR 97214-2427
(503) 234-3928
E-mail: or_office@pta.org

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
William Hamilton, President & CEO
Easter Seals Oregon
5757 S.W. Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 228-5108 (V/TTY)
E-mail: bhamilton@oregonseals.org
Web: www.oregonseals.org

Linda Hammond, Executive Director
VSA (Very Special Arts) Oregon
P.O. Box 304
Salem, OR 97308-0304
(503) 387-3598, ext. 630
E-mail: linda.hammond@state.or.us