Resources

Coos County Resources

  • Coos County Community Resources –
    A website with resource links for people with disabilities, their families, advocates and professionals.
  • Lifespan Respite/Family Caregiver Program –
    This program is dedicated to supporting wellness of families who have a member with special needs. Lifespan Respite can help families find respite care. The Family Caregiver Program offers classes and suppor groups to family caregivers who are caring for someone age 60 or older and grandparents raising grandchildren. Lifespan Respite Network recruits respite care providers, identifies local training resources and develops training opportunities.
  • Community Living Case Management –
    Services include intake and eligibility determination, general case management/service coordination, protective services for adults, high school transition services and crisis services.
  • Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage –
    Serves Coos, Curry, Douglas and Klamath counties. Assists individuals with developmental disabilities in planning and obtaining services.
    Phone – 541-672-9140 Toll-Free – 866-357-0904
  • Hollywood Dreams –
    A community inclusion, recreation and leisure club for people with developmental disabilities. Phone – 541-404-5842
  • South Coast Special Olympics –
    Phone – 541-271-2100
  • South Coast Education Service District (ESD) – Adaptive Skills –
    Mission: To provide equitable highly effective instruction to students with severe disabilities so that they will achieve maximum independence and positive quality of life.
  • Social Security Disability Benefits –
    Application for Disability Benefits
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • State of Oregon Developmental Disabilities
    A division of the Department of Human Services, they provide information on available supports for adults with developmental disabilities.

Publications

  • Definitions of Different Supports
  • ADA Questions and Answers Booklet
  • Talking about Disabilities Brochure

Other Resources

  • Disability is Natural –
    Provides a list of links to everything from gardening techniques and films, to art and blocks by and for people with disabilities.
  • ADAPT –
    ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in non-violent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.
  • Sarah Stup –
    Sarah is an author with autism who speaks only through her writings and asks, “Are your eyes listening?”
  • Real People, Real Jobs
    This site highlights the employment successes of people with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) who are working in paid jobs in their communities.
  • Abilities
    Video that highlights the abilities of people with Developmental Disabilities.