World Autism Awareness and Acceptance
Did you know April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day? And April is World Autism Awareness Month! Help us spread the word not simply about autism awareness but ACCEPTANCE this month by using #AutismAwareness19 #AutismAcceptance
Join DD Advocacy on April 30th
Join the upcoming GO! Project DD Advocacy Day at the Oregon State Capitol on April 30th. Members of Community Pathways’ team, Build A Movement participants, and advocates will be going. The GO! Project Advocacy Team will be available at the Capitol to give you information, training, and support before talking with legislators. Come be an advocate!
Learn more about the GO! Project and DD advocacy at www.oregoniddcoalition.org
Legislator Lookup - Find your legislators (State Senator and House Representative).
General Resource Guide
Find Direct Support (and clients)
Oregon Home Care Commission's (OHCC) Registry and Referral System - Find a provider to deliver direct support, or connect with an individual seeking direct support.
Food and Shelter
211 Info - Find information on food shelters, warming/cooling centers, and shelters.
Oregon Food Bank's Food Finder - Find a food bank near you.
Portland Farmers Market - many of the markets accept SNAP benefits.
Health and Safety
Additional Needs Registry - Program for individuals in Portland and Multnomah county to share additional needs with 9-1-1 police and fire responders in case of emergencies.
Mental Health Crisis Lines
Clackamas County Crisis Line: (503) 655-8401
Multnomah County Crisis Line: (503) 988-4888
Washington County Crisis Line: (503) 291-9111
Arts and Culture
Art Gallery at Seven Corners (2475 SE Ladd Avenue) is currently featuring works by artist Catherine Hill. Please check out the window gallery facing SE Division Street.
Public Annex - accessible urban farming and arts programming.
PHAME Academy - a school of the arts and performance serving adults with disabilities.
Social Events and Outdoor Activities
Off the Couch Events - socialization and educational program for differently-abled adults.
Adventure Without Limits - provides access to outdoor adventure to all people regardless of abilities, socio-economic gender, gender, ethnicity, or age.
Portland Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation - A program that offers, “community-based recreation activities and leisure services specially designed for children, teens, and adults who have a disability and/or special needs.”
Tech and Gaming
Guardian Games event calendar - Community calendar of gaming events.
Free Geek - provides volunteer opportunities and classes to enable digital access and education to create community that empowers people to realize their potential.
Fidgetech - A community for young adults on the autism spectrum to learn technologies, uncover interests and talents, develop skills, and achieve goals.
Do you have a resource you would like us to share? Email Kristine at email@example.com or contact a personal agent. Thanks!
Spring Photo Gallery - Share your photos with us!
The CPI Team is so excited that it's finally Spring. April brings longer days, bluer skies, more frequent "sun breaks", and much needed doses of Vitamin D—and more time spent outside! To celebrate the coming of Spring, members of the CPI team are sharing their favorite Spring-time photos with us all. We hope these beautiful images inspire people to spend time outside and share their photos with us!
Want to share your own Spring photos with the community? Please do!
How to Submit Photos to the Community Pathways Newsletter:
Send photos as .PNG or .JPEG file attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Spring Photos for Newsletter).
Please include a title or brief description of each photo, such as “Mt Hood View” or “St Johns Bridge”.
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