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Klamath County Disability Support Services

Advocates for Life Skills and Opportunity (ALSO) is a nonprofit provider of disability support services for children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. ALSO was founded in 1997, and we recently celebrated our 25th anniversary of serving clients. We are active partners in serving the needs of counties in Oregon. The service coverage area of Oregon includes Klamath County, and in particular, Klamath Falls.

Our presence in Klamath County is growing. If you or a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability is in need of services in Klamath County, please contact us to find out how we can help.

Our Mission

The mission of ALSO in Klamath County is straightforward. We are committed to supporting the full inclusion of people experiencing disabilities in the life of their community. This includes
support for home care, transportation, pursuit of job opportunities and much more. Our mission is underscored by our Core Values, which are:

  • Trust – Fostering a safe and kind environment.
  • Teamwork – Working in unison to unleash the power and potential of each other and those we support.
  • Innovation – Embracing new ways of thinking and doing.
  • Dignity – Defending each person’s ability to direct their own thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • Respect – Demonstrating positive regard for everyone.
  • Accountability – Owning our actions and delivering results.

Disability Support Services Offered

Supported Employment

Our supported employment services can help people with disabilities to acquire gainful employment, such as help filling out employment applications, transportation to job interviews and employment advocacy services.

ALSO is undeniably a leader in facilitating job opportunities for persons with disabilities. Our individualized employment approach offers collaborative partnerships between the people we support, job coaches, employment leads, and employers. The result is true community inclusion: A win-win for everyone!

Residential Living

The DSPs at ALSO provide wrap-around residential services to the people that they support. Innovation and a person-centered focus are essential when it comes to creating opportunities for self-empowerment and goal-setting.

We go far beyond services and training in self-care, meal preparation, and home management. We skillfully facilitate fulfilling connections with roommates, work associates, and community members.

Supported Living

Supported living services are when individuals range in needs from a few hours per day or week to 24-hour assistance. People live independently and as safely as possible in their own home. These support services delivered by ALSO have had a positive impact throughout Oregon. As Brett Turner, CEO of ALSO, states, “We support people truly individually…it’s all about the person.” These person-centered services are geared toward disability supports that are specific to the goals and desires of the individual.

In-Home Supports

These are individualized disability support services provided in the home setting for children and adults. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) help those with developmental or intellectual disabilities to become as independent as possible in the least restrictive environment. Just a few examples of the skills and abilities we assist with are:

  • Self-care
  • Community mobility
  • Education and study skills
  • Recreational pursuits

When it comes to assisting people with achieving their best possible selves and realizing their dreams, the DSPs and advocates at ALSO are there to do whatever it takes with teamwork, innovation, and most of all, respect.

Social Security Advocacy

When it comes to establishing eligibility under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), it’s understandably difficult to navigate through the labyrinth of complex regulations to ensure that all-important financial support.

Feel free to give ALSO’s Social Security and Disability Advocate Francine Marsh a call. She’ll be happy to help! (541) 678-0343

County Resources

Legal Services

A resource for legal services is the DRO in Oregon, for those with disabilities. Those with disabilities sometimes need legal help to combat problems such as abuse and neglect,
discrimination and more. The Disability Rights Oregon organization supports disabled persons by helping people with disability related legal problems in the state of Oregon. They are dedicated to the following:

  • Equality of opportunity
  • Access to full participation
  • The ability to exercise meaningful choice

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Klamath County I/DD Services

Klamath County I/DD Services offers service coordination, foster care services, residential services, family support, personal support workers, employment services, and
licensing/certification for foster homes.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Information

Vocational rehabilitation services include help preparing for, getting, and keeping a job. Depending upon a person’s individual capabilities, needs and situation, vocational rehabilitation services can help a person to decide which services are needed to acquire gainful employment.

There are several vocational rehabilitation offices located in and around Klamath County. Use this vocational rehabilitation office locator to find the office that is nearest you.

Contact ALSO for Disability Support Services You Can Rely On

If you or a loved one in Klamath County feels that you can benefit from the services at ALSO, we hope you will contact us right away. We are here to help as many people with disabilities as possible in Klamath County and other areas.

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Give us a call: (856) 519-8573

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