Parent Resources

 
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Adaptive Therapy Equipment

Abilitations specialized therapy tools/toys and adaptive equipment.
Enablemart carries the latest assistive technology products and software.
Rifton Adaptive rehab equipment for children with differing abilities.
Sammons Preston Rehabilitation equipment and supplies.
Nu Motion provides seating and mobility solutions and specialty rehabilitation equipment for people with disabilities.

ADHD Resources

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.
ADDitude Magazine Understanding the Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment.

Autism/Asperger's

Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support.
Autism Society of Oregon aims to empower individuals with Autism, their families and their service providers to improve the quality of their lives through support and information.
Autism Speaks Provides readers with a wealth of information related to autism, autism community events, family services and its interactive autism network.
Autism Research Institute provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions.
Connections Center Family-based therapy (RDI-Relationship Development Intervention) for people with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and PDD.

Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability.
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Provides multidisciplinary scientific education for health professionals and promote excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with cerebral palsy and childhood-onset disabilities.
Hemi-Kids is an email support group where parents of children who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy share support and information.

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia Foundation This foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia.
National Center for Learning Disabilities provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

Down Syndrome Links

Karen Gaffney Foundation dedicated to championing the journey to full inclusion in families, schools, communities and the workplace for people with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities.
National Association for Down Syndrome Information, support and advocacy.

Family Programs & Services

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities provides lots of information on disabilities including IEPs.
Dental Lifeline Network donated dental services.
Disability Compass provides information on services, products, and special health care resources.
Children Health Alert an organization committed to the health and well being of all children. Provides an array of health news and information for parents, teachers, and health professionals.
I Can Shine is a program that uses unique adapted bikes allowing children to Lose the Training Wheels™ and ride conventional bicycles.

Family Support/Consultation

Barbara Avila Consulting - RDI services, Autism and Social Behavioral supports.
Diane Frost Wiscarson, P.C. - Legal support for families of children with special needs.
Lana L. Traynor, LLC - Compassionate counsel to families and people with special needs.

Occupational Therapy Resources

American Occupational Therapy Association Provides definitions, tips, information on public awareness campaigns and a caregiver toolkit.
Oregon Occupational Therapy Association support its Occupational Therapist members by providing direction and vision for the profession while promoting excellence in the practice of Occupational Therapy.
Handwriting Without Tears® The goal of HWT is to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students.
Vital Links (Therapeutic Listening®) is an evidence-backed protocol that combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for diverse populations with sensory challenges.
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation offers research, educational materials, treatment options and support families dealing with SPD.
Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center provides information to families who are navigating the complex world of special health care needs.

Physical Therapy Resources

American Physical Therapy Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) a chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) that supports, promotes, and advocates for the profession of physical therapy. They strive to further the profession's role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect
movement and function.
A Step Forward Scoliosis bracing, lower extremity orthotics and foot orthotics.

Regional Early Intervention/Early Childhood

Social Skills Resources

Social Thinking specializes in developing further understanding and educational strategies for helping persons with social thinking/social communicative challenges.

Speech Therapy Resources

Talk Tools products designed to encourage clients to explore shape and texture, increase sensory awareness, and build muscle tone/strength in the jaw, lips, checks, and tongue.
ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 127,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Visual Supports

Mayer-Johnson enhances learning and human expression for individuals with special needs through symbol-based products, training and services.
Sandbox Learning can provide children with customized tools that connect them to their goals, their community, and the world around them www.sandbox-learning.com
Do2Learn provides tools and solutions based on scientific research and clinical experience to help those with special learning and treatment needs.
 
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Testimonials

This place is Amazing! The therapists there are so professional and are like family. My son has changed so much since he started his visits, he really likes how friendly everyone is and he feels very comfortable with all of the staff. Be ready for a great change and a new family of people who really care. Thank you PTS Family you're the best. My son wouldn't be where he is today without you all.
- Jennifer W.