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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)
[email protected]
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)
[email protected]

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)
[email protected]
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)
[email protected]
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)
[email protected]
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)
[email protected]
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)
[email protected]
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)
[email protected]
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)


An electric personal assistive mobility device primarily used by people without disabilities but can benefit those with mobility disabilities

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

Web-based screen reader that can be accessed from any computer with a sound card

Speech Recognition Software

Web-based voice to text converter using Google Speech Recognition

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)

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


Cottage Grove Emergency Management

Eugene Department of Emergency Management

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

Florence Emergency Management

Lane County Emergency Management

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Springfield Emergency Management Program


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

Focuses on jobs in technology
Flexible jobs, including part-time, freelance, or telecommuting

Provides reviews of companies as well as job listings

Google Careers
Paid and unpaid positions in the non-profit sector
Large number of job listings

Also includes jobs from many European countries

Fewer job listings but good for networking
Government jobs


Health Issues

American Association on Health and Disability

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities

Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International


About half of the people experiencing homelessness have disabilities and are unable to work. LILA can help you apply for SSDI using the SOAR model for those who are homeless or about to become homeless, which will speed up processing of the application. Come to our SSI/SSDI information session on Wednesdays at 1 pm; afterward, you can make an appointment with one of our staff to start the process.

We will be adding more resources for those who are homeless.

Egan Warming Center
Provide warm, safe places to sleep when the temperatures drop below 30 degrees between November 15 and March 31.

Food for Lane County – Dining Room
Serving 300 free hot meals between 12 noon and 3 pm, Monday through Thursday, in a restaurant setting at 270 W 8th Ave, Eugene.

United States Post Office – General Delivery
The post office will hold mail addressed to a person in care of the post office for pick-up, typically for 30 days, but an exception can be requested. Neither a fixed address nor ID are required. Not all post offices offer this service.

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

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.
510-644-2555 (voice); 510-841-8645 (fax/tty)
3075 Adeline St, Suite 210, Berkeley, CA 94703

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

The Disability Law Lowdown ASL Video Podcast

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

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

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

Oregon ADA Center (at LILA)
541-607-7020 ext 10

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

Filing a Complaint

U.S. Department of Justice “How to File an ADA Complaint with the DOJ”

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.”

ARC Lane County

Direction Service
Located in Springfield, 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)
Located in Eugene, an organization focused on human rights for people with psychiatric disabilities

Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
Located in Eugene, 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)

Lane County Parks

Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, TX
This amusement park was built for children with special needs and disabilities, and they receive free admission.

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 Coast – sites with free beach wheelchairs available
Cannon Beach – reservations recommended with at least five days advance notice; 503-440-2598; [email protected]
Gearhart – reservations required; 800-547-0115; [email protected]
Manzanita – reservations recommended; 503-812-5510
Seaside – reservations recommended; 503-738-7393

Note: Long Beach, WA also has free beach wheelchairs; 360-642-4421

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

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Access Oregon – A guide to accessible outdoor recreation (pdf)

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) Arts & Culture Program

Paralympic Sport Club (on the City of Eugene website)

River Road Parks and Recreation

Special Olympics- Eugene/Springfield

Tamarack Wellness Center

U.O. Rec Center
Memberships available for community members

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

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

Scam Identification and Protection’s “How to Spot Phone Scams: The Ultimate Guide”

Federal Trade Commission’s “Phone Scams”
They also have a page listing recent scams

Lifewire’s “How to Recognize Scam Websites”

ScamWatch’s “Protect Yourself from Scams”

A Secure Life’s “How to Spot a Fake Website: Protect Your Wallet and Your Identity”

Websites for Checking Businesses

Better Business Bureau
Check out a company’s customer reviews

Read customer reviews of companies the customers think are scams

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

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.

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.

Some of these listings will train your dog or train you to train your dog. Also, community colleges may occasionally offer dog training classes, and you could learn to train your own service dog. In addition, humane societies may have a list of recommended local dog trainers.

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

Assistance Dogs Northwest
Trains dogs to assist people with mobility issues and people with seizures. (Bainbridge, WA)

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

Autism Service Dogs of America
Trains dogs to assist people on the autism spectrum. (Tualatin, OR)

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

Compass Key (formerly PAWS Training Centers)
They will train your dog to be a service dog. They have a Northwest Oregon branch that serves Portland, Vancouver, Salem and the surrounding areas.

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

Guide Dogs for Invisible Disabilities
Trains people to train their own service dogs for invisible disabilities They do not train service dogs for mobility and visual disabilities. (Lebanon, OR)

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Trains dogs to assist people with visual disabilities. (San Rafael, CA)

Heritage Service Dogs
Breeds poodles for service dogs and will also train people to train their own service dogs. (Milton-Freewater, OR)

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

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. (Salem, OR)

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

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

Pawsitive Pet
Trains your dog to be an alert or psychiatric service dog. (Eugene, OR)

Service Dog Project
Great Dane service dogs for people with mobility limitations; preference given to veterans and New England residents. (Ipswich, MA)

Southeastern Guide Dogs
Trains service dogs for people who are blind and for veterans with PTSD or other disabilities. (Palmetto, FL)

Service Animals for Veterans

K9s for Warriors
Provides service dogs for veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, or “military sexual trauma”. (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

Operation Freedom Paws
Teaches veterans and others with disabilities to train their own service dogs.  (San Martin, CA)

Patriot Paws Service Dogs
Service dogs trained by prison inmates for veterans. (Rockwall, TX)

Paws Assisting Veterans (PAVE)
Trains dogs to assist veterans with mental or physical disabilities. (Cornelius, OR)

Puppies Behind Bars
Service dogs trained by prison inmates for veterans and first responders. (New York, NY)

This Able Veteran
Trains PTSD service dogs for veterans and offers a PTSD service dog trainer program. (Carbondale, IL)

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
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

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

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

Veterans’ Resources

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF)

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)

Provides Segways to veterans who need mobility assistance

Helping homeless veterans with substance abuse and/or mental health issues

Veterans Crisis Line

Wounded Warrior Project

See also

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

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

National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)

National Organization on Disability (NOD)

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

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

Oregon Homeowner Support Foreclosure Prevention Resources

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

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

Voter Registration – Oregon

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


Specific Disabilities

Resources for specific disabilities are listed on a separate page