Resources

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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)
coril@coril.org – www.abilitree.org
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@eocil.org – www.eocil.org

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
Counties

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)
haslstaff@yahoo.com – www.haslonline.org
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)
info@ilr.org – www.ilr.org
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)
lila@lilaoregon.org – www.lilaoregon.org
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)
life@lilaoregon.org – www.lifeoregon.org
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)
curtis.raines@spokesunlimited.org – www.spokesunlimited.org
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)
uvdn@uvdn.org – www.uvdn.org
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

AbleData
Products and information for people with disabilities
abledata.acl.gov

Access Technologies, Inc.
www.accesstechnologiesinc.org

Apple Products – Accessibility
www.apple.com/accessibility

Center on Technology and Disability
Information on assistive and instructional technology for the benefit of children
www.ctdinstitute.org

EnableMart
Products for people with disabilities
www.enablemart.com

eSpecial Needs
Adaptive equipment and special needs products
www.especialneeds.com

Microsoft Products – Accessibility
www.microsoft.com/accessibility

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

Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service
(Information on some relay services available)
www.puc.state.or.us/PUC/rspf/otrs/index.shtml

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
www.resna.org

RehabMart
www.rehabmart.com

Segway
An electric personal assistive mobility device primarily used by people without disabilities but can benefit those with mobility disabilities
www.segway.com

USA Tech Guide (Assistive Technology Resource)
www.usatechguide.org

The Wright Stuff
Adaptive daily living aids to make life easier
www.thewrightstuff.com

Screen Readers

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

NV Access
A free screen reader
www.nvaccess.org

WebAnywhere
Web-based screen reader that can be accessed from any computer with a sound card
webanywhere.cs.washington.edu

Speech Recognition Software

Dictation
Web-based voice to text converter using Google Speech Recognition
dictation.io

Nuance – Dragon Speech Recognition Software
www.nuance.com/dragon

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


Emergency Preparedness

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response
emergency.cdc.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Resource Library
www.fema.gov/resource-document-library

Independent Living Research Utilization’s (ILRU) emergency preparedness site
www.disability911.com

Pacific ADA Center’s emergency preparedness site
www.adapacific.org/emergency/

Ready (Ready America, Ready Business, Ready Kids)
www.ready.gov

Emergency Kit Supplies

Wirecutter’s “The Best Emergency Preparedness Supplies”
They tested products useful in a disaster, such as water storage, energy bars, first aid kits, emergency radios, etc., and give their evaluation of them
thewirecutter.com/reviews/emergency-preparedness/

Local

Cottage Grove Emergency Management
www.cottagegrove.org/cd/page/emergency-management

Eugene Department of Emergency Management
www.eugene-or.gov/Emergency-Management

Eugene-Springfield CERT
The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) course is a free disaster preparedness course which is open to anyone
eugene-cert.com

Florence Emergency Management
www.ci.florence.or.us/em

Lane County Emergency Management
www.lanecounty.org/prepare

Oregon Office of Emergency Management
www.oregon.gov/OEM

Springfield Emergency Management Program
www.ci.springfield.or.us/dpw/EmergencyManagement.htm


Employment

abilityJOBS
Job site for people with disabilities
abilityjobs.com

Getting Hired
Job site for people with disabilities
www.gettinghired.com

Job Accommodation Network
Workplace accommodations
askjan.org

Oregon Employment Department
www.oregon.gov/employ

Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services
www.oregon.gov/dhs/employment/VR

Popular Job Websites

CareerBuilder.com
www.careerbuilder.com

Dice
Focuses on jobs in technology
www.dice.com

FlexJobs.com
Flexible jobs, including part-time, freelance, or telecommuting
www.flexjobs.com

Glassdoor
Provides reviews of companies as well as job listings
www.glassdoor.com

Google Careers
careers.google.com/jobs

Idealist.com
Paid and unpaid positions in the non-profit sector
www.idealist.com

Indeed.com
Large number of job listings
www.indeed.com

JobisJob
Also includes jobs from many European countries
www.jobisjob.com

LinkedIn
Fewer job listings but good for networking
www.linkedin.com

LinkUp.com
linkup.com

Monster.com
www.monster.com

SimplyHired.com
www.simplyhired.com

US.jobs
us.jobs

USAJobs.com
Government jobs
www.usajobs.com

ZipRecruiter
www.ziprecruiter.com


Health Issues

American Association on Health and Disability
www.aahd.us

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities
www.bhawd.org

Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International
www.dppi.org.uk


Legal – Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Related Discrimination

ADA.gov: Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA Information Line: 800-514-0301 (voice), 800-514-0383 (tty)
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section-NYA, 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20530
www.ada.gov

ADA National Network (formerly Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers)
800-949-4232
adata.org

Disability, Rights, Education, and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Provides legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.
510-644-2555 (voice); 510-841-8645 (fax/tty)
3075 Adeline St, Suite 210, Berkeley, CA 94703
www.dredf.org

Disability Rights Oregon (DRO)
503-243-2081 or 800-452-1694 (voice);  503-243-2738 (fax)
511 SW 10th Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205
droregon.org

The Disability Law Lowdown ASL Video Podcast
asl.disabilitylawlowdown.com

Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO)
The ADA applies to public accommodations, such as hotel rooms and government-owned housing including university dorm rooms. The Fair Housing Act protects against discrimination in housing, such as rentals and getting mortgages; and also requires adaptable dwelling units in newer buildings.
Fair Housing hotline: 503-223-8197 ext 2 or 800-424-3247 ext 2 (voice)
FHCO fax: 503-223-3396
1221 SW Yamhill St #305, Portland, OR 97205
fhco.org

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
800-526-7234 or 800-ADA-WORK / 800-232-9675 (voice); 877-781-9403 (tty); 304-293-5407 (fax)
PO Box 6080, Morgantown, WV 26506
www.askjan.org/job

Northwest ADA Center
800-949-4232 (voice); 425-233-8913 (vp), 425-774-9303 (fax)
University of Washington, Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation, 6912 220th St SW, Suite 105, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98042
nwadacenter.org

Oregon ADA Center (at LILA)
541-607-7020 ext 10
www.lilaoregon.org/ada.html

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Covers discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex national origin, age, disability, or genetic information
www.eeoc.gov

Filing a Complaint

U.S. Department of Justice “How to File an ADA Complaint with the DOJ”
www.ada.gov/filing_complaint.htm


Legal – Other

Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center
www.lclac.org

Legal Aid Services of Oregon
lasoregon.org

Oregon Law Center
oregonlawcenter.org

Oregon State Bar
www.osbar.org

OregonLawHelp.org
oregonlawhelp.org


Local Disability Organizations

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

ARC Lane County
www.arclane.org

Direction Service
Located in Springfield, an organization providing support to families with children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and also counseling
directionservice.org

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

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

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

MindFreedom International (MFI)
Located in Eugene, an organization focused on human rights for people with psychiatric disabilities
www.mindfreedom.org

Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
Located in Eugene, an organization using international exchange to improve the lives of people with disabilities globally
www.miusa.org
Watch their 35th anniversary video to learn how they started and what they’ve done.

Oregon Disabilities Commission
www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/ADVISORY/ODC/

Senior & Disabled Services (SDS) of Lane County
www.sdslane.org


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
www.cdc.gov

Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center
my.clevelandclinic.org/health

Drugs.com
www.drugs.com

Familydoctor.org
familydoctor.org

John Hopkins Medicine Health Library
www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary

KidsHealth from Nemours
kidshealth.org

Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.org

Medline Plus
medlineplus.gov

Merck Manuals
merckmanuals.com

National Institutes of Health
nih.gov

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements
ods.od.nih.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthfinder.gov
healthfinder.gov

WebMD
www.webmd.com


Medicare / Medicaid Fraud

Oregon SMP: Prevent Healthcare Fraud
855-673-2372
www.smpresource.org or
www.ADRCofOregon.org


Recreation (organizations may also provide other services)

Campbell Center (on the City of Eugene website)
www.eugene-or.gov

DanceAbility International
www.danceability.com

Eugene Recreation Guide
www.eugene-or.gov/132/Rec-Guide

Eugene YMCA (You Can Gym)
www.eugeneymca.org

Hilyard Center- Adaptive Recreation (on the city of Eugene website)
www.eugene-or.gov

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.”
oregonadaptivesports.org

Oregon Coast – sites with free beach wheelchairs available
Cannon Beach – reservations recommended with at least five days advance notice
Gearhart – as of July 2018, they are considering a program to provide beach wheelchairs
Manzanita – reservations recommended
Seaside – reservations recommended

Oregon Coast Visitors Association
Provides a list of ADA-accessible adventures
visittheoregoncoast.com

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Access Oregon – A guide to accessible outdoor recreation (pdf)
www.dfw.state.or.us/resources

Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) Arts & Culture Program
www.artsandcultureeugene.org

Paralympic Sport Club (on the City of Eugene website)
www.eugene-or.gov

Special Olympics- Eugene/Springfield
www.soor.org/lpc/302.htm

Tamarack Wellness Center
www.tamarackwellness.com

U.S. Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Region
Provides a list of “Accessible Adventures”
www.fs.usda.gov

VSA Art Access
vsaarts.org
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
willamalane.org

World Wheelchair Sports
www.worldwheelchairsports.com


Scam Identification and Protection

BackgroundChecks.org’s “How to Spot Phone Scams: The Ultimate Guide”
backgroundchecks.org/reverse-phone-lookup/phone-scams

Federal Trade Commission’s “Phone Scams”
www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams
They also have a page listing recent scams
www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts

Lifewire’s “How to Recognize Scam Websites”
www.lifewire.com/how-to-spot-a-scam-website-4151909

ScamWatch’s “Protect Yourself from Scams”
www.scamwatch.gov.au/get-help/protect-yourself-from-scams

A Secure Life’s “How to Spot a Fake Website: Protect Your Wallet and Your Identity”
www.asecurelife.com/how-to-spot-a-fake-website

Websites for Checking Businesses

Better Business Bureau
Check out a company’s customer reviews
www.bbb.org

ScamGuard
Read customer reviews of companies the customers think are scams
www.scamguard.com

Sitejabber
Check the company’s customer ratings and reviews, but there may be fake reviews, so read the bad reviews and the middle-of-the-road ones
www.sitejabber.com


Service Animals

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

Fair Housing Council of Oregon Webpage on Assistance Animals
Information about assistance animals which includes both service animals and emotional support animals in housing.
fhco.org/discrimination-in-oregon/protected-classes/disability/assistance-animals

Organizations for Service Dogs

There are several places claiming to train and sell service dogs that are scams. Please verify that any service dog provider is legitimate before paying tens of thousands for a service dog. Organizations that provide the dogs for free because they are funded by donations are generally legitimate.

Assistance Dogs International, Inc. (ADI)
ADI “is a worldwide coalition of non-profit programs that train and place Assistance Dogs.”
www.assistancedogsinternational.org

Assistance Dogs Northwest
Trains dogs to assist people with mobility issues and people with seizures.
assistancedogsnorthwest.org

Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Locate a trainer who can help you train your animal to be a service dog.
apdt.com

Autism Service Dogs of America
Trains dogs to assist people on the autism spectrum.
autismservicedogsofamerica.com

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

Compass Key (formerly PAWS Training Centers)
They will train your dog to be a service dog.
www.ckdogs.com

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

Guide Dogs for Invisible Disabilities
Trains people to train their own service dogs for invisible disabilities (not service dogs for mobility and visual disabilities).
www.dogsforinvisibledisabilities.com

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Trains dogs to assist people with visual disabilities.
www.guidedogs.com

Heritage Service Dogs
Breeds poodles for service dogs and will also train people to train their own service dogs.
heritageservicedogs.org

International Guide Dog Federation
Includes 90 member organizations who train dogs for the blind or visually impaired
www.igdf.org.uk

Joys of Living Assistance Dogs
Trains dogs to assist people with mobility disabilities or PTSD, or train you to train your own dog to assist in those ways.
www.joydogs.org

National Association of Guide Dog Users
Provides information about guide dogs rights and protections, as well as a list of guide dog training programs
www.nagdu.org

National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)
Trains hearing dogs, service dogs for veterans, and service dogs for people with physical disabilities
neads.org

Pawsitive Pet
Trains your dog to be an alert or psychiatric service dog.
www.pawsitivepet.org/service-dog-training

Service Dog Project
Great Dane service dogs for people with mobility limitations; preference given to veterans and New England residents
www.servicedogproject.org

Southeastern Guide Dogs
Trains service dogs for people who are blind and for veterans with PTSD or other disabilities
www.guidedogs.org

Service Animals for Veterans

K9s for Warriors
Provides service dogs for veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, or “military sexual trauma”
www.k9sforwarriors.org

Operation Freedom Paws
Teaches veterans and others with disabilities to train their own service dogs
operationfreedompaws.org

Patriot Paws Service Dogs
Service dogs trained by prison inmates for veterans
patriotpaws.org

Paws Assisting Veterans (PAVE)
Trains dogs to assist veterans with mental or physical disabilities.
www.paveusa.org

Puppies Behind Bars
Service dogs trained by prison inmates for veterans and first responders
puppiesbehindbars.com

This Able Veteran
Trains PTSD service dogs for veterans and offers a PTSD service dog trainer program
www.thisableveteran.org


Social Security Disability and Other Benefits

America the Beautiful – National Parks & Recreational Lands Access Pass
A free, lifetime pass for U.S. citizens and permanent residents with a permanent, substantially-limiting disability to over 2,000 recreation sites, including National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and many National Forest lands
www.recreation.gov

Benefits.gov
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
www.benefits.gov

Government Benefits, Grants, and Loans
Information on government programs that provide financial help
www.usa.gov/benefits-grants-loans

Oregon State Parks Special Access Pass for Veterans with Disabilities
Free parking and free camping at state parks, with some limitations, for veterans with a service-connected disability
oregonstateparks.org

Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities
Social Security Administration’s page on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs
www.ssa.gov/disability


Veterans’ Resources

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
www.dav.org

Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF)
dvnf.org

Segs4Vets
Provides Segways to veterans who need mobility assistance
www.segs4vets.ngo

Vet LIFT
Helping homeless veterans with substance abuse and/or mental health issues
www.svdp.us/what-we-do/affordable-housing/vet-lift

Wounded Warrior Project
www.woundedwarriorproject.org

See also

Other Disability Related Information

Abilities.com
Articles, news, and information on “disability products, adaptive sports, assistive technology, community heroes, inclusive recreation and more!”
www.abilities.com

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

Disability World (web-zine produced by the World Institute on Disability)
www.disabilityworld.org

DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
Promoting inclusion and success for people with disabilities
www.washington.edu/doit

Employer Resource Connection (formerly known as STEPS)
Help for those receiving in-home services to find, hire, schedule, provide instructions, and other aspects of being an employer
www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/HCC/Pages/Steps.aspx

National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
ncam.wgbh.org

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
www.nod.org

Project DART (Disability Assault/Abuse Response Team)
www.projectdartpdx.org


Other Related Services

2-1-1 Info
211info.org

Department of Veterans Affairs
www.oefoif.va.gov

Equity & Human Rights Center
www.eugene-or.gov/diversity

FOOD for Lane County
www.foodforlanecounty.org

Home of Your Own Program (HOYOP)
www.svdp.us/what-we-do/affordable-housing/home-of-your-own-program/

Lane County Public Health
www.lanecounty.org/departments/hhs/pubhlth/pages/default.aspx

Lane Transit District
www.ltd.org

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

NeedyMeds
Help finding prescription assistance programs, as well as finding the lowest prices for drugs and coupons or rebates, including pharmaceutical company programs for low-income people
www.needymeds.org

Oregon Health Plan
www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)
www.oregonshiba.org

Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)
www.sass-lane.org

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Food benefits for low-income individuals and families
www.oregon.gov/DHS/FOOD-BENEFITS

United Way of Lane County
www.unitedwaylane.org

Volunteers in Medicine
www.vim-clinic.org

White Bird (Operates Lane County’s 24 hour crisis line)
www.whitebirdclinic.org/

Womenspace
www.womenspaceinc.org


Specific Disabilities

Resources for specific disabilities are listed on a separate page