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

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

Speech Recognition Software

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

Local

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

Lane County Emergency Management
www.lanecounty.org/prepare

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


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

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

Google Careers
careers.google.com/jobs

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

Indeed.com
www.indeed.com

JobisJob
www.jobisjob.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

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

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


Legal – Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

ADA.gov: Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
www.ada.gov

ADA National Network (formerly Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers)
adata.org/national-network

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

Disability Rights Oregon (DRO)
www.disabilityrightsoregon.org

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

Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO)
www.fhco.org

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
www.askjan.org/job

Northwest ADA Center
nwadacenter.org

Oregon ADA Center (at LILA)
www.lilaoregon.org/ada.html


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

Direction Service
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)
An organization focused on human rights for people with psychiatric disabilities
www.mindfreedom.org

Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
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 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

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


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

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

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


Social Security Disability and Other Benefits

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

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
www.needymeds.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


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

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

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