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Normal Fauna Concert

Normal Fauna Concert and Glow Stick Building Stuff Extravaganza!

This one of a kind FREE event is made possible by a Better Together mini-grant from the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities.

From 5-6 PM PDT, we will build our glow stick creations. We have connectors that will allow you to build all kinds of cool stuff, from eyeglasses to flowers to lanterns, and black lights to show off your creations more dramatically. We will also have homemade food and soft drinks for everyone who RSVPs.

From 6-7 PM PDT, Andee Joyce (aka Normal Fauna) will perform a one-hour concert of her original songs in a listening room environment, utilizing guitars, uke bass, and live percussion loops. There will be plenty of opportunities for audience participation for those who care to join in, including a percussion jam grand finale! You can get up and dance too (or dance in your seat) if the spirit moves you.

Suggested minimum age for the event is 8, because of potential for trip/choke hazards from the glow stick building and the listening room nature of the concert. (Participation in the show is welcome, but we want to keep distractions from the show to a minimum.) We are requiring RSVP for the event so that we will have enough food and supplies on hand, so please let us know as soon as possible and no later than July 15 if you plan to attend, and also if you need assistance with transportation we may be able to help make arrangements. Total room capacity is 60.

I cannot wait for this show, and like the old song says, it doesn’t matter what you wear, just as long as you are there!

RSVP at Normal Fauna’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/245902769301520/

We're Moving

We’ve Moving!

Starting July 1st, we’ll be joining Community Vision, Community Pathways and FACT Oregon in the new Seven Corners Collaborative building in SE Portland.

Please note our new address at 2475 SE Ladd Avenue, Suite 231, Portland, OR 97214. Our office and cell phone numbers will stay the same.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new space soon! Learn more about the Seven Corners Collaborative building.

Order Transition Guides

Planning My Way to Work Transition Guide

Are you (or someone you know) a student or adult with disabilities looking for a job?

Planning My Way to Work is a guide designed to help students and adults navigate services and community resources, both during the transition from school to work and in adult life. Place your order for one or more copies of the manual in English, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese. We’ll mail your order for free!

The guide includes 10 sections of helpful information for students and adults with disabilities, families, teachers, service coordinators, personal agents, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other members of a person’s planning team.

Oregon ABLE Accounts

Oregon ABLE Savings Plans are available!

An Oregon ABLE Savings Plan is a way for Oregonians with disabilities and their families to save for eligible expenses, invest for the future and without impacting state and federal benefits. Learn more…

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to advance social and policy change so that people with developmental disabilities, their families and communities may live, work, play, and learn together. Our vision is that all communities welcome and value people with disabilities and their families.

Guiding Principles and Beliefs

1. We believe disability is a natural part of the human experience.

2. We believe people with developmental disabilities and their families...

Define their own families and sources of support.

Are successful when they make informed choices and control their lives.

Are most effective when they work together for social and policy change.

Are more likely to succeed when we expect them to succeed.

3. We believe communities...

Are welcoming when everyone is valued.

Are better when members act together.

Thrive when everyone contributes.

4. We believe support service systems are most effective when...

Families are supported to raise children in stable and loving homes.

People are supported to live the lives they want in their communities.

Supports are based on individual strengths, goals and community.

They are accountable to the people they serve.

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OCDD works toward a world where all communities welcome and value people with disabilities and their families.

Our Stories

People with disabilities are at the heart of OCDD’s mission and work. Watch the videos below to see how these talented Oregonians contribute to the communities where we all live, work, and play.

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