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Oregon Centers For Independent Living

Abilitree, formerly CORIL (Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living)
Greg Sublett, Director
PO Box 9425, Bend, OR 97708 (Mailing Address)
2680 NE Twin Knolls Dr, Suite 150, Bend, OR 97701 (Physical Address)
541-388-8103 (voice/TTY) – 541-389-2337 (Fax) –
Service Area: Deschutes, Crook & Jefferson Counties

EOCIL (Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living)
Kirt Toombs, Director
1021 SW 5th Ave., Ontario, OR 97914
541-889-3119 (voice/TTY) – 541-889-4647 (Fax) – 866-248-8369 (toll-free) –

EOCIL Pendleton Branch Office
322 SW 3rd St., Suite 6, Pendleton, OR 97801
541-276-1037 (voice) – 541-276-1125 (fax)

EOCIL The Dalles Branch Office
400 E Scenic Dr., Suite 2.342, The Dalles, OR 97058
541-370-2810 (voice) – 541-889-4647 (fax)

Service Area: Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Malheur,
Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler

HASL (Independent Abilities Center)
Randy Samuelson, Director
305 NE E St., Grants Pass, OR 97526
541-479-4275 (voice) – 541-479-7261 (fax) – 800-758-4275 (toll-free) –
Service Area: Jackson, Josephine

ILR (Independent Living Resources)
Barry Fox-Quamme, Director
1839 NE Couch St., Portland, OR 97232
503-232-7411 (voice) – 503-232-7480 (fax) –
Service Area: Multnomah, Washington & Clackamas Counties

LILA (Lane Independent Living Alliance)
Sheila Thomas, Director
20 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
541-607-7020 (phone / fax) –
Service Area: Lane County

LIFE (Living Independently for Empowerment)
1435 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302
503-468-1203 (voice/fax) – 971-209-7277 (Videophone) – 503-583-8765 (text) –
Limited coverage of Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill

SPOKES Unlimited
Curtis Raines, Director
1006 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-883-7547 (voice) – 541-885-2469 (fax) –
Service Area: Klamath & Lake Counties

UVDN (Umpqua Valley disAbilities Network)
Matt Droscher, Director
P.O. Box 507, Roseburg, OR 97470 (mailing address)
736 SE Jackson Street, Roseburg, OR 97470 (physical address)
541-672-6336 (voice) – 541-440-2882 (TTY) – 541-672-8606 (fax) –
Service Area: Douglas County

Other CILs
If you are looking for a CIL outside of Oregon, check ILRU’s
Directory of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Associations

Assistive Technology

Products and information for people with disabilities

Access Technologies, Inc.

Apple Products – Accessibility

Center on Technology and Disability
Information on assistive and instructional technology for the benefit of children

Products for people with disabilities

eSpecial Needs
Adaptive equipment and special needs products

Microsoft Products – Accessibility

Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP)
Provides training, information, technical assistance and resources uses of technology for children with disabilities, from birth to 21.

Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service
(Information on some relay services available)

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)


USA Tech Guide (Assistive Technology Resource)

The Wright Stuff
Adaptive daily living aids to make life easier

Screen Readers

Freedom Scientific
Products for people with blindness, low vision, or learning disabilities, including the JAWS screen reader

NV Access
A free screen reader

A web-based screen reader that can be accessed from any computer with a sound card.

Speech Recognition Software

Nuance – Dragon Speech Recognition Software

Apple, Windows, and Android have speech recognition software that might be suitable for your needs.

Emergency Preparedness

American Red Cross

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Resource Library

Independent Living Research Utilization’s (ILRU) emergency preparedness site

Pacific ADA Center’s emergency preparedness site

Ready (Ready America, Ready Business, Ready Kids)


Eugene Department of Emergency Management

Lane County Emergency Management

Oregon Office of Emergency Management


Job site for people with disabilities

Getting Hired
Job site for people with disabilities

Job Accommodation Network
Workplace accommodations

Oregon Employment Department

Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Popular Job Websites
Flexible jobs, including part-time, freelance, or telecommuting

Google Careers
Paid and unpaid positions in the non-profit sector

Government jobs


Health Issues

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities

Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International

Legal – Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA National Network (formerly Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers)

Disability, Rights, Education, and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Provides legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.

Disability Rights Oregon (DRO)

The Disability Law Lowdown ASL Video Podcast

Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Northwest ADA Center

Oregon ADA Center (at LILA)

Legal – Other

Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Oregon Law Center

Oregon State Bar

Local Disability Organizations

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
“Connect to local information for seniors and people with disabilities, their families and caregivers.”

Direction Service
An organization providing support to families with children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and also counseling

Full Access
Located in Eugene, one of the brokerages throughout the state providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities

Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon
An interfaith organization working toward providing people with disabilities inclusion and welcome within their spiritual communities

Mentor Oregon
Located in Eugene, one of the brokerages throughout the state providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities

MindFreedom International (MFI)
An organization focused on human rights for people with psychiatric disabilities

Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
An organization using international exchange to improve the lives of people with disabilities globally
Watch their 35th anniversary video to learn how they started and what they’ve done.

Oregon Disabilities Commission

Senior & Disabled Services (SDS) of Lane County

Medical Information Resources

The most reliable sources are usually government (.gov), college or university (.edu), and nonprofit organization (.org) websites, but there are exceptions. You want current information that was written or reviewed by a medical expert.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center

John Hopkins Medicine Health Library

KidsHealth from Nemours

Mayo Clinic

Medline Plus

Merck Manuals

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Medicare / Medicaid Fraud

Oregon SMP: Prevent Healthcare Fraud
855-673-2372 or

Recreation (organizations may also provide other services)

Campbell Center (on the City of Eugene website)

DanceAbility International

Eugene Recreation Guide

Eugene YMCA (You Can Gym)

Hilyard Center- Adaptive Recreation (on the city of Eugene website)

Oregon Adaptive Sports (in Bend)
Alpine Adventures is a collaboration with the “City of Eugene to provide adaptive ski and snowboard opportunities for people with disabilities in the Willamette Valley area.”

Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) Arts & Culture Program

Paralympic Sport Club (on the City of Eugene website)

Special Olympics- Eugene/Springfield

Tamarack Wellness Center

VSA Art Access
The local affiliate is the Jordan Schnitzer Art Museum which offers ArtAccess VSA Workshops for K-12 Children with Special Needs

Willamalane Park and Recreation District

World Wheelchair Sports

Service Animals

Disability Rights Oregon Webpage on Service Animals
Information about service animals and emotional support animals in everyday life, employment, housing, and transportation.

Fair Housing Council of Oregon Webpage on Assistance Animals
Information about assistance animals which includes both service animals and emotional support animals in housing.

Canine Companions for Independence
Trains dogs to assist people with mobility issues, people with hearing disabilities, and people with developmental disabilities.
The local Washington and Oregon branch is the Cascade Chapter

Dogs for Better Lives (formerly Dogs for the Deaf)
Trains dogs to assist people with hearing disabilities and people on the autism spectrum.

Social Security Disability and Other Benefits
List of government benefits, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Unemployment Insurance, and others

Government Benefits, Grants, and Loans
Information on government programs that provide financial help

LifeLine Assistance (LLA)
A program to help low-income families with cell phone service or internet

Help finding prescription assistance programs, as well as finding the lowest prices for drugs and coupons or rebates

Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities
Social Security Administration’s page on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs

Other Disability Related Information
Articles, news, and information on “disability products, adaptive sports, assistive technology, community heroes, inclusive recreation and more!”

Child Mind Institute
(an organization for children and young adults struggling with mental health and learning disorders)

Disability World (web-zine produced by the World Institute on Disability)

DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
Promoting inclusion and success for people with disabilities

National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)

Project DART (Disability Assault/Abuse Response Team)

Other Related Services

2-1-1 Info

Department of Veterans Affairs

Equity & Human Rights Center

FOOD for Lane County

Home of Your Own Program (HOYOP)

Lane County Public Health

Lane Transit District

Oregon Health Plan

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Food benefits for low-income individuals and families

United Way of Lane County

Volunteers in Medicine

White Bird (Operates Lane County’s 24 hour crisis line)


Specific Disabilities

Resources for specific disabilities are listed on a separate page