We have gathered resources, events and additional support services on this page to help our families. It is our goal to provide you with useful information regarding the treatment of your child and support for kids and their families.

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Helpful Links by Subject

Adaptive Therapy Equipment

Abilitations specialized therapy tools/toys and adaptive equipment.

Enablemart carries the latest assistive technology products and software.

ADHD Resources

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.

ADDitude Magazine Understanding the Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment.

Ages and Stages Questionnaire

The Ages and Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) Third Edition is a questionnaire designed to help parents check their child’s development. Parents can use the results of the ASQ to help talk with pediatricians, teachers or other professionals if they have concerns about their child’s development.


Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support.

Autism Society of Oregon aims to empower individuals with Autism, their families and their service providers to improve the quality of their lives through support and information.

Center for the Study of Autism provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions.

Spectrums Magazine is a quarterly publication featuring stories, resources,  and information relevant to the Portland-area Autism Spectrum community. Check out their website or pick up the latest copy in our lobby.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Online source for credible information.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Group- Providing Our Community With Cerebral Palsy Information, Resources, & Support.

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms   Learn all about Cerebral Palsy and other common birth injuries here.

Hemi-Kids is an email support group where parents of children who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy share support and information.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance A Helping Hand On Your Journey. We provide vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Guide Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.


Dyspraxia Foundation This foundation seeks every opportunity to increase understanding of Dyspraxia.

National Center for Learning Disabilities provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

Down Syndrome

Karen Gaffney Foundation dedicated to championing the journey to full inclusion in families, schools, communities and the workplace for people with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities.

National Association for Down Syndrome Information, support and advocacy.

Family Programs & Services

Bike First! is an event sponsored by ABI and was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2006. We are proud to have served over 400 children in our programs and are privileged to bring to Portland a program that systematically teaches individuals the skills needed to ride typical bicycles.

FACT Oregon (Family and Community Together) provides training, resources, education, and peer networks to parents of children experiencing disability.

Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped donated dental services.

Disability Compass provides information on services, products, and special health care resources.

ABLE National Resources – We provide you and your family with resources from disability organizations nationwide.

College Resource for Students with Disabilities

Family Support/Consultation

Synergy Autism Center– RDI services, Autism and Social Behavioral supports.

Diane Frost Wiscarson, P.C. – Legal support for families of children with special needs.

Special Solutions future care planning for families with special needs children.

Palladio We launched Palladio Group to serve special needs families by providing access to information, specialists and financial planning. You can learn more by meeting with us directly and attending our workshops.

Occupational Therapy Resources

Handwriting Without Tears® The goal of HWT is to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students.

Vital Links (Therapeutic Listening®) is an evidence-backed protocol that combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for diverse populations with sensory challenges.

Sensory Digest create a custom sensory space to help your child overcome obstacles

Physical Therapy Resources

Hemi-Kids is an email support group where parents of children who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy share support and information.

Numotion provides seating and mobility solutions for people with disabilities.

Rifton Adaptive rehab equipment for children with differing abilities.

Preston Medical Rehabilitation equipment and supplies.

A Step Forward A Step forward, LLC, is a premier Orthotic and Prosthetic company specializing in pediatric training in gait evaluation and scoliosis bracing.

Hanger Clinic At Hanger Clinic, we constantly strive to help our patients improve their quality of life and regain their self-confidence. From prostheses to braces and supports, we are empowering human potential with our unrivaled products and services.

Regional Early Intervention/Early Childhood

Multnomah Education Service District MESD assists local school districts in providing quality special education services to students with disabilities, from 5 – 21 years of age.

Multnomah Early Childhood Program (MECP) Multnomah Early Childhood Program (MECP), under the David Douglas School District, provides early intervention and early childhood special education services to children birth to age five in Multnomah County.

Northwest Regional Educational Service District

Clackamas Education Service District Clackamas ESD serves teachers and students in 10 school districts in Clackamas County – a geographic area of 1,879 square miles. As one of Oregon’s 19 ESDs, Clackamas ESD works to provide our county’s school districts with a wide variety of educational programs and services, many of which are too costly or too limited in demand for a single location.

SW Washington State ESD Serving families in the Battle Ground, Camas, Evergreen, Hockinson, Kalama, Kelso, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, and Washougal School Districts.

Social Skills Resources

Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP, CCC specializes in developing further understanding and educational strategies for helping persons with social thinking/social communicative challenges.

SocialKraft Creative tools for Special Needs.

PlaySpace PlaySpace offers group classes and individualized social and communication services to children and their families.

All Kinds of Minds non-profit Institute helps students who struggle with learning measurably improve their success in school and life by providing programs that integrate educational, scientific, and clinical expertise.

Speech Therapy Resources

Talk Tools products designed to encourage clients to explore shape and texture, increase sensory awareness, and build muscle tone/strength in the jaw, lips, checks, and tongue.

ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 127,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Visual Supports

Mayer-Johnson enhances learning and human expression for individuals with special needs through symbol-based products, training and services.

Sandbox Learning can provide children with customized tools that connect them to their goals, their community, and the world around them.

Do2Learn provides tools and solutions based on scientific research and clinical experience to help those with special learning and treatment needs.

Sensory Supports

DIY Weighted Blankets

Invisible Disabilities? People often ask us to define invisible disability. To define invisible disability in simple terms is a physical, mental or neurological condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities that is invisible to the onlooker. Unfortunately, the very fact that these symptoms are invisible can lead to misunderstandings,  false perceptions, and judgments.

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