resources for individuals with disabilities as well as their families and caregivers.
We have included recommendations on professionals that we have worked with successfully in the past or from personal referrals from those who have had a positive experience with them in the past. The professionals or businesses have offered accommodations, a focus and/or special training to serve individuals with disabilities. I know this may be fraught with challenges but it could become a valuable resource that might be quite helpful.
These items are only a starting point. Please remember it is always a good idea to do specific research to make sure the professional or business is a good fit for you, your family member or individual you provide services to.
Griffin’s List Resources
Leisure and Hobbies
Camp Rivendale is a summer day camp program providing recreational opportunities for children and young adults who have physical and/or developmental disabilities.
Everyone with special needs and developmental disabilities will be empowered to establish social connections, independently manage their social lives and get together to change the world.
The Community Based Activity Program (CBAP) provides inclusive educational and recreational services to students with and without disabilities.
Adventures Without Limits facilitates inclusive, outdoor adventure for people of all ages and ability levels. Our trips are for everyone.
Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapies
Speech and Language Pathology
Ms. Eickelberg, MA, CCC is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 25 years experience with pediatric speech, language and social communication delays and disorders. Kelli provides comprehensive evaluations and treatment. She strives to provide caring, compassionate Speech-Language Pathology services to all patients and their families.
Beyond the Clinic’s team of physical therapists travel to YOUR home to work with your child to maximize their participation in all areas of life! Our unique approach of outpatient therapy in the home allows us to work with each child in their natural environment for the development of functional skills. We believe in family collaboration and education to create customized treatment plans that emphasize goals meaningful to the child. Our team also works closely with other medical professionals and community organizations to provide comprehensive and cohesive care for your child.
Their physical therapists are highly trained to work with children with gross motor delays, neurological conditions, visual and hearing impairments, general weakness or difficulties with gait. Physical Therapy improves muscle strength, range of motion, balance, coordination, gait, functional mobility and independence necessary for motor skill development. They provide highly individualized, flexible therapy programs to meet the specific needs of your child. We believe that different children benefit from different therapy models. By individualizing treatment, they are able to be creative in providing the most effective treatments for your child.
Speech and Language Pathology
Britteny Asher, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist passionate about providing the tools to support and encourage all people to achieve their full potential. Experienced in serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Britteny has worked for over 18 years with individuals in the environments they live learn, work and play and specializes in supporting individuals with moderate to profound physical and/or cognitive challenges who require augmentative and alternative communication supports. Britteny has built a private practice, Britteny Asher Consulting, that includes other professionals, to allow a comprehensive team approach when needed.
Occupational Therapy Service
Maureen enjoys working with clients of all ages and abilities. She has experience working with clients on the autism spectrum, mental health disorders, sensory processing difficulties, emotional and behavioral challenges and motor delays in community, work place, school and clinic environments. Maureen has received advanced training in sensory integration, and is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT).
Health and Wellbeing
Devoted to serving individuals with special needs. Their training sessions are individualized for every client to match interests and fitness levels. They facilitate positive reinforcement to encourage self-esteem building as well as healthy lifestyle choices.
Angela is dedicated to helping people to improve their health through dietary changes. Nutrition plays an essential role in health throughout the entire life span and she is there to help you discover the tools you need to achieve vibrant health. She strives to make your journey toward a healthier lifestyle both achievable and enjoyable. She always keeps your needs in mind as you work together to achieve your state of optimal wellness.
Dr. Hermes believes in treating the whole person and not just the symptoms or the disease. He uses a variety of techniques to help his patients to achieve optimal health.
They believe in partnering with families to provide education and motivation for healthy dental habits. They strive for excellent patient care in the Portland Metro and Beaverton community with a holistic, integrative approach; offering innovative treatment options. Their team is committed to our patient families and inspiring children through a uniquely positive dental experience by creating an atmosphere of imagination, travel and adventure.
Olson Pediatric Clinic is truly unique. Our small, caring atmosphere ensures that we will spend the time needed to know and serve your family while offering state-of-the-art healthcare to your children.
Legal and Advocacy Groups
Special education Law & Disability Advocacy
Wiscarson Law empowers families with disability needs to balance the scales and achieve a voice as equal participants in their education and life.
Special Needs Trust & Estate Planning
For more than 70 years, Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP has served Oregon clients with specialized advice and assistance. Today, with nine attorneys and a full complement of legal assistants and support staff, they are one of Oregon´s largest and most respected Elder Law and Estate Planning firms. Ms. Marmion is a partner with Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP. Her practice focuses on all aspects of estate planning and administration, including planning for high-net worth clients, complex trust administration, preparation of estate tax returns, and planning for people with special needs.
Since 1997, Self-Determination Resources has worked with people who have disabilities to assist them to achieve true choice and control of the supports and resources available to them so that they can reach their goals. Our work is grounded in the concept of self-determination, a concept built on the fundamental belief that if people gain the control of their supports and resources, their lives will improve and costs will decrease.
They support adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities by encouraging, teaching and offering skills that lead to increased and enhance activities, independence, and life!