What We Do

OTAC specialists offer a wide range of expertise and flexible approaches to provide customized training, consultation and technical assistance that meets your unique needs. We will effectively partner with you to make positive change. Contact us today!


OTAC staff CJ Webb and Aniko AdanyAreas of Expertise

  • Person Centered Practices & Approaches
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Employment
  • People Planning Together
  • Graphic Facilitation / Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Support and Training


Delivery Options

  • Face to Face Group Training / Classes
  • Private Consultations
  • Organizational Planning Assistance
  • Live & Recorded Webinars
  • Self-Directed Online Courses
Person Centered Practices and Approaches Person Centered Practices and Approaches are as varied as people are unique. Person Centered Practices and Approaches recognize that people are the experts in their own lives and in what matters most. Being “person centered” is about breaking down systemic barriers that limit people’s ability to be part of their community. It is a set of common values and beliefs that all people should have control and choice over their life.
OTAC has three Person Center Thinking Trainers on staff, including one Person Centered Thinking Mentor Trainer.For more information, contact us.
  • 2-Day Person Centered Thinking Training
  • Person Centered Coaches Training
  • Person Centered Planning Facilitation, including PATH, MAPS, Personal Futures Plans, Essential Lifestyle Plans
Positive Behavior Supports Pos­i­tive Behav­ior Sup­port con­sid­ers what is impor­tant to a per­son and for a per­son and imple­ments those val­ues into a com­pre­hen­sive plan to address chal­leng­ing behav­ior. OTAC has a skilled Behavior Support team with experience providing training and support for families and community-based programs throughout Oregon.

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  • Behavior Specialist Training and Mentorship
  • Oregon Intervention System (OIS) Training
  • Positive Behavior Support offered in different service settings e.g. Schools, Mental Health, Aging and People with Disabilities Services
  • Diagnosis specific trainings: Co-Occurring (Mental Health-Developmental Disability) Diagnoses; Autism Spectrum Disorders- designing effective supports; Structure & Visual Strategies
  • Designing effective Communication Systems and Training
Employment OTAC supports the values of Employment First, providing training and technical assistance on employment topics since its inception in 1984.

We are committed to the belief that all people who experience disabilities can maximize their employment potential and fully participate in the workforce. We possess the skills and expertise to support the realization of this value, utilizing person-centered approaches within all employment trainings.

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  • Discovery and Introduction to Supported Employment
  • Job Development and Coaching
  • Supported Employment Professional Core Competencies
People Planning Together OTAC staff facilitates and provides support and mentorship to People Planning Together trainers, who teach other people with disabilities to take a leadership role in planning a life they desire.

This class is about team work between a person who receives services and their support person participating in the class together to develop a Person Centered Description. This description includes what is important to and important for each of them along with identifying goals they want to achieve. They also learn what to do with the information and how to share it with others that support them. The one day workshop is taught by people who experience physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The information gathered and learned in the class is used to develop/update the person’s Individual Support Plan or other plans he/she may have to help create balanced supports and ensure the person has control and choice over their life.

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  • People Planning Together Training
  • Ongoing Mentorship of People Planning Together Trainers
Graphic Recording and Facilitation OTAC’s skilled staff use visual and conceptual metaphors and imagery to lead groups and individuals towards a unified goal or outcome. Our Graphic Facilitators listen and transcribe information, using words and pictures to illustrate the message from any meeting, seminar, or large conference. The results are engaging, creative, and inspire action.

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  • Meetings, Conferences, Plans
  • Process Mapping Facilitation
  • Graphic recording, using various templates and styles
General Administration OTAC staff have the skills to provide administrative, fiscal, and programmatic assessment and consultation.

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  • Assessment, Training, and Ongoing Support and Mentorship
  • Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organizations