February

February 2019 Newsletter

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February 2019

With the rain pelting down in true Oregon fashion, we hope you're all staying dry and warm. A friendly reminder that our office will be closed this coming Monday, 2/18, in observance of Presidents' Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, 2/19, at 9 AM.

Continue reading for our latest news and updates. Have a wonderful weekend!

-The CPI Team

Questions or comments about the newsletter? Call Kristine at (503) 935-5243 ext. 228

Topics Inside

DD Advocacy

Art Around Town

Calling All Gamers - Take Our Survey

Food & Shelter Resources

NWDSA’s DS + Autism Workshop

Survey on Case Management


Group image of self-advocates, support providers, advocates, and legislators at a Build A Movement (BAM) event in Portland. Courtesy of Jennifer Knapp.

Group image of self-advocates, support providers, advocates, and legislators at a Build A Movement (BAM) event in Portland. Courtesy of Jennifer Knapp.

DD Advocacy

DD Advocacy Days in Salem: This past week, members of our team joined the Oregon Developmental Disability Coalition's GO! Project Advocacy Team at the State Capitol in Salem to participate in the DD Advocacy Day on 2/12 and show support to people testifying on behalf of DD services at the Ways and Means public hearing on 2/13. We invite you to join in advocacy during the 2019 Legislative Session to share your story and help support funding for DD services in Oregon. Your voice and story matter to legislators!


Save the Date! Build A Movement (BAM), an advocacy initiative organized by Self-Advocates Taking Action, will be holding an event and training on March 8th. Self-advocates, support providers, and advocates are all welcome to join. Please stay tuned for full event details. We'll post them on our website and Facebook page soon. Questions? Contact Jennifer Knapp at jknapp@cvision.org. C

Acrylic painting on canvas hanging in the reception area of Community Pathways’ office. Courtesy of CPI.

Acrylic painting on canvas hanging in the reception area of Community Pathways’ office. Courtesy of CPI.

Art Around Town

See the Field of View 2018 Residency Exhibit at Wollf Gallery before it closes on February 24th. The exhibit is a collaboration between Wollf Gallery and Public Annex. It features works by Alma Bate, Job Erickson, John Griffiths, and Michael Sherman. Free and open to the public. All are welcome! 

You're invited to Multnomah County I/DD's Art Show and Reception on February 26th from 1to 4 PM. It will be held in the Pine Room of the 5 Oak Building at 209 SW 4th Avenue in Portland. Free and open to the public, the art show and reception will feature works and performances by developmentally diverse artists and musicians.

White Sony Ps4 dualshock on wood table. Stock image from Pexels.

White Sony Ps4 dualshock on wood table. Stock image from Pexels.

Gaming Opportunities in Portland Metro area

Calling all gamers! At Community Pathways, we know many people who share a passion for games, whether they play board games, video games, or virtual reality games.

We’re curious to know if the individuals we serve and their support networks would be interested in attending game events at Community Pathways. Let us know by taking this online survey.

If you would like the survey emailed to you, or a printed copy mailed to you, please call Kristine at (503) 935-5243 ext. 228. Thank you!

We recommend checking out Guardian Games’ Calendar for upcoming gaming events in Portland.

Food & Shelter Resources

A reminder that February SNAP benefits were allocated in January and participants, including customers of Community Pathways, are being advised to carefully budget their benefits for the rest of this month. We recommend visiting www.211info.org or calling 2-1-1 and using the Oregon Food Bank's Food Finder to locate food pantries and shelters during these cold winter months. Check out our Facebook page for regular resource updates.

Volunteers preparing to deliver food boxes to individuals in need of assistance. Courtesy of CPI.

Volunteers preparing to deliver food boxes to individuals in need of assistance. Courtesy of CPI.

NWDSA’s “We All Belong: Dual Diagnosis Down Syndrome/Autism” workshop on February 21st

The Northwest Down Syndrome Association (NWDSA) is holding a We All Belong: Dual Diagnosis Down Syndrome/Autism workshop on Thursday, February 21st from 6 to 8:30 PM. The workshop will be held in the Multnomah Education Service District’s Auditorium at 11611 Northeast Ainsworth Circle in Portland. This event is aimed at individuals and families experiencing Down syndrome and Autism, as well as professionals who support individuals with a dual diagnosis. The workshop provides, “community, research, tools and tips to support families and help build life-long learners.”

Registration is required. Families, please register using this link. Professionals, please register using this webpage. Both links provide access to registration information in English and Español.

Oregon Survey on I/DD Case Management - Your Feedback Matters!

Individuals and their families are encouraged to take the Oregon Survey on I/DD Case Management Roles and Responsibilities.The survey is confidential and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Take the survey online at https://healthmanagement.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNhb2rfSnFNeJwh

See the original message from Lilia Teninty, Director, Office of Developmental Disabilities Services on  Oregon DHS' website. The DHS Office of Developmental Disabilities Services is, "seeking participants in a voluntary, confidential survey about the functions of I/DD case management--what is working well, and what could be better."