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Video: Life Stories Theater

Filmmaker William Davenport has made a 20-min documentary about Life Stories theater, which brings together UO students and adults with disabilities from the local community to create a play together. Betsy Wheeler will be offering the class again in Spring 2018 as ENG 399: Living Theater. She has received a UO Fund for Community-Engaged Teaching grant and a private donation to support the production. The next show will be ASL-shadowed if enough signer/actors sign up! Students, actors, writers, techies, volunteers, and playgoers are welcome.

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly, Henri Bergson

Embracing Change

In this Ted X video, Jason Clarke shares his mission to help people think. What are the barriers to accepting change? What is the truth about people and our attitudes to change?

1 in 4 children are at risk for a developmental delay

The Importance of Early Childhood Screening

The AAP recommends early developmental screening to make sure children have the best opportunity for early learning. Results of early screening show if a child’s development is taking place as expected for that age. Learn more about what’s available in Oregon.

Ways to Help your child transition back to school

Parents answer the question, “What helps your child transition back to school?” Parents offer thoughtful answers and advice from experienced parents of school age children with disabilities.

Got Transition

18 million U.S. adolescents, ages 18–21, are moving into adulthood and will need to transition from pediatric to adult-centered health care. Find resources, articles, facts and advocacy to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care on this website.

The Conversation

An overview of what to know and how families can be prepared. The Conversation site helps students with disabilities plan and transition to college.

Center for Parent Information & Resources

Transition to adult services. What are they? Where are they?

Areas to explore to determine the types of support and services a person with a disability will need when moving from student to adulthood.

Only 12% of Adults with Developmental Disabilities are Employed

6 Charts that Illustrate the Divide Between Rural and Urban America

The end of a 14 year knowledge gap. County level data just released, shows disability rates from 15 percent to 21 percent in rural areas. The survey shows a widespread of people with disabilities across the country.

Just Like You: Informing Families Building Trust

A public service announcement from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

So What is Disability?

A very outdated way of thinking has affected the lives of people with disabilities. This timeline shows a brief history and updates on some current ideas.

Disability: What We ALL Need to Know

As we move on from the election, here’s what you need to know.
Disability rights are fundamental human rights, and each of ALL of us has a personal stake.

UO UCEDD Disability Community

Our comprehensive information on student supports, groups, programs for students with disabilities at UO. Look for links to Accessible Education Center and Disability Rights posted under Resources.

UO AccessABILITY Student Union

AccessABILITY Student Union is a cross-disability student support group. They have regular meetings, activities, and plan awareness and other fun events. Find them on facebook too.

Youtube: Public Service Lawyers As Pioneering Advocates Presented By Haben Girma

Haben Girma is the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School. From her position as a Disability Rights Advocate, she provides a unique perspective on removing access barriers for student with disabilities.

Health Care Providers Should Support Family Access to Early Services

The American Academy of Pediatrics says doctors have an important role to play in making sure that children with disabilities get the services they need from schools.

Inclusive Education is a Basic Right for Students with Disabilities.

Read about recommendations from the UN Committee on Rights of Individuals with Disabilities.

ABLE Accounts: 10 Things to Know

ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for Individuals with disabilities and their families. ABLE savings accounts do not affect eligibility for SSI, Medicaid and other public benefits.