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on September 14, 2011


The Oregon Disability MegaConference is a coalition of disability organizations joining together to develop the only statewide disability MegaConference. Our shared purpose in creating this conference is to provide a forum to educate, empower, inspire and connect people involved in the field of disabilities.

Featured will be three days of outstanding educational sessions, nationally acclaimed speakers, and offerings from outstanding exhibitors and vendors. Attendees will include parents and family members, individuals experiencing disabilities, educators, community organizations and agencies serving individuals across all disabilities.

This year the MegaConference will kick off with a Technology Showcase on September 29th. An entire day will be devoted to bringing together some of the most advanced thinkers and companies from throughout the nation to demonstrate the many ways in which individuals with disabilities, families, providers and others can maximize the benefits of technology for greater independence.


September 29 – October 1, 2011

Salem Conference Center

200 Commercial Street SE – Salem, Oregon

Don’t have access to the internet?

Contact the MegaConference toll free at 1-877-581-2726 or in Salem at 503-581-2726.



Showing of a Temple Grandin Video:
A View from the Inside:
Everything About Autism You Always Wanted to Know

“A very inspiring interview between an Autism parent and one of the few people in the world who can offer him some insight into his Sons mind.

Temple Grandin answers the questions that every parent or person with a family member on the spectrum wants to ask . . . “

Sunday, September 18, 2011
ARRO Westside Center (Project Pace building)
2360 SW 170th Beaverton OR 97006

Video: 1:00 pm – 2:30pm
Open discussion/Problem Solving Discussion: 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

$5 donation requested to help cover costs. No child care is available at this time.

Register by sending an email with name, contact info to Jenell Streeter ( (See ARRO’s website

for more information about ARRO.)

Please forward this notice to families who might be interested.

As the first phase of this process, we are proud to announce the opening of our brand new ARRO Westside Family and Community Center, conveniently located at 2360 SW 170th, Beaverton, OR 97006. We are already scheduling events and leasing out space, so please, contact us now and take advantage of thi…
Anybody have an Iphone, IPad, or ITouch? We have an Ipad and the original “Smile at Me” app was great for my son; helped him identify emotions based on pictures of kids’ faces among other things. Anyway, there’s a new app, and it’s FREE if you contact Abbie and ask her for the code; her email is listed in the article! Tell her Kristi Zelinka sent you! news/ ml

We would like to tell you about our new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps to help children with ASD practice eye contact skills. Look in my Eyes Steam Train is part of our “eye contact” series of apps that have been very popular with families who have children with ASD. The apps help children practic…

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