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3886 Bev­erly Avenue NE
Build­ing I, Suite 21
Salem, Ore­gon 97305-1373

Phone: (503) 364‑9943
Fax: (503) 364‑1939

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PBS Resources

Below are selected articles from the GRO (Growing Resources in Oregon) Manual.

Click here to view the GRO Manual in its entirety.

Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)

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Dis­abil­ity Related Resources

Mental Health

  • Individuals who experience mental health issues with or without a developmental disability can find themselves at risk in society due to the challenges they face each day.  Their inability to cope with these complexities of daily life can lead to significant behavioral issues. Here is a white paper on Significant Behavioral Issues written by Joyce Stratton, M.S..

Child­hood Fact Sheets by the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Prevention

Books

Assis­tive Tech­nol­ogy Resources

  • Oregon ISP: Assistive Technology  www.OregonISP.org/AT
  • Tom Keat­ing, Eugene Research Insti­tute, was very help­ful in intro­duc­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of assis­tive tech­nol­ogy.  (www.eugeneresearch.org 541.342.1553541.342.1553)
  • Rest Assured, an orga­ni­za­tion asso­ci­ated with Per­due Uni­ver­sity & the Wabash Cen­ter in Lafayette Indi­ana, offers tele­care­giver ser­vices and kindly gave me an on-site tour of their tele-caregiver cen­ter (www.restassuredsystem.com 888.423.5531888.423.5531 FREE ext 348)
  • PLUK: Parents, Lets Unite for Kids (Mon­tana state par­ent & infor­ma­tion Cen­ter) has two pub­li­ca­tions I found inter­est­ing in think­ing about AT—Assistive Tech­nol­ogy Ideas for Read­ing, Writ­ing, Math, Study­ing & Orga­ni­za­tion and AT for Chil­dren with Learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties (www.pluk.org click on Publications)
  • Elite Care Tech­nolo­gies www.elitecare.com “relationship-based elder care” with sites in Mil­waukie & Tigard
  • Check out mail order cat­a­logs like Har­riet Carter, espe­cially ones that cater to seniors
  • Cruise stores like Radio Shack, or the home health & elec­tron­ics depart­ments in Big Box stores
  • Talk to home secu­rity busi­nesses, an occu­pa­tional ther­a­pist or tour a retire­ment center
  • Other dis­abil­ity advo­cacy orga­ni­za­tions, like Inde­pen­dent Liv­ing Cen­ters and the Com­mis­sion for the Blind often have col­lec­tions of mas­sive cat­a­logs of assis­tive tech­nol­ogy, both incred­i­bly cheap & insanely expensive.