Founded in 1997, ALSO is passionately dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in achieving their desired goals of maximum independence in the home, school, workplace, and the community. We work diligently with Multnomah County Human Services Coordinators to provide the absolute best disability support services in Oregon.
The Heart Workers at ALSO provide several support services and advocacy programs for both children and adults with disabilities.
When someone has the need for continuous levels of support or supervision, ALSO Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) work with the people we support to live a full life that’s as independent as possible. Residential living services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities include integration in school, community, employment, and recreational programming.
At ALSO, we help each unique child progress towards their identified goals and needs for education, family life, community inclusion, and transitioning to adulthood. We foster healthy, safe, inviting, and creative environments as we support and encourage all children to live life to its fullest.
ALSO DSPs, team leads, and program managers help those we support succeed in all types of supported living environments. We have in-home services that ensure success and enjoyment in many every day activities:
ALSO professional job coaches provide customized employment support for people with disabilities. Advocates for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (as well as working-age teenagers) assist with career development and work with directly with employer partners to find meaningful and fulfilling job opportunities for persons with disabilities.
It’s possible that children or adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities can qualify for social security benefits. Interested families and individuals with disabilities can always contact eligibility specialists at Multnomah County Disability Services.
Call 503 988 – 6258 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Francine Marsh is ALSO’s longtime Social Security and Disability Advocate. She is a heart worker who helps with questions and guides you through the process.
Call her anytime at 541 – 678 – 0343.
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Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) is a non-profit advocacy organization that has been providing services in the state of Oregon since 1977. These professionals work to protect and restore the rights of members of our society who have disabilities.
A core belief of DRO is that people with disabilities have the right to live, work, and play in our communities, just like everyone else. This includes and is not limited to these community pursuits:
Contact Information: Go to the Request Help page.
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209 SW 4th Avenue, Reception
Portland OR 97204
West Gresham Plaza
2951 NW Division Street, Suite 200
Gresham OR 97030
Contact Information: Applying/referring someone for services.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services help people with many types of disabilities prepare for, get, and keep jobs. Here’s just a few examples of their services:
Contact the Vocational Rehabilitation office nearest you by using the VR Office Locator.
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