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New Resource Guides Available

June 15, 2019

We are glad to announce that our new and improved Resource Guides for victims of sexual abuse and parents of abuse victims in Oregon are now available. In the course of the last weeks, we have been collecting and reviewing all the relevant contact information of support and advocacy agencies in Oregon, taking great care to check every phone number and web address and to remove the ones that were outdated from our previous lists. A huge thank you goes to our partners of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Abuse who provided us with wonderful introductory texts. Download our updated guides from the links below and help us put an end to sexual abuse by spreading the word in your community!

Resource Guide for Victims | Resource Guide for Parents

Adler’s Voice Receives $10,000 for Abuse Prevention Program

May 15, 2019

We are very pleased and thankful to announce that we were recently awarded a $5,000 grant by the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund and a grant of the same amount by the Wildhorse Foundation of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, both intended to support our child abuse prevention and awareness program “End the Silence! Speaking Out Against Abuse.” In the course of this program, we will not only provide information and resources for parents and caregivers on how to recognize signs of abuse and how to report suspicions of abuse, but we will also work with prosecutors and law enforcement authorities in order to develop a range of effective AAC-based strategies for interviewing victims of abuse who experience speech and language disorders or intellectual and developmental disabilities. The grant we received from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund is intended specifically for bringing our program to Marion County, Oregon. The grant from Wildhorse Foundation will be used to bring our program to Umatilla, Morrow, Grant, and Union Counties.

Press Release

Breaking Barriers 2019

April 26, 2019

Adler’s Voice is going to be at the Breaking Barriers conference on April 26th! We will be not only offering all kinds of free resources on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, but also sharing information on our new initiative to bring awareness to the incidence of abuse among individuals with IDD and the lack of dedicated abuse prevention resources to support those with complex communication needs. To learn more about the conference schedule, please visit the conference website.

Date

Friday, April 26, 2019, 9.00 – 4.00

Location

Deschutes County Expo Center
3800 SW Airport Way
Redmond, Oregon 97756

Keynote Presenter

Zach Anner

Did you know?

In the state of Oregon alone, an estimated
17,000 children
experience severe speech and lan­guage disorders.

Did you know?

Children with speech and lan­guage disorders are in general
more likely
to live in poverty than children without such dis­orders.

Donate

Help us help these children! Your do­na­tion will change the life of a child and their fami­ly. Thank you very much for sup­port­ing our mission!

We are always looking for vol­un­teers, so if time is your gift, don’t hesi­tate to con­tact us!

Stories

Kelsey was born with a mito­chon­drial dis­order and was di­ag­nos­ed with Apra­xia of Speech. We pro­vided her with an AAC de­vice, and it is amaz­ing to see how her lan­guage skills have blossom­ed since then. She con­tinues to ex­pand her ex­pres­sive vo­cabu­lary, gain­ing new words and fluency each year.

Courses

Adler’s Voice pro­vides rele­vant train­ings to all in­di­vid­uals that use or sup­port a per­son who uses Aug­men­tati­ve and Al­ter­na­tive Com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Our on­line cours­es are avail­able for free to fa­mi­lies, care­giv­ers and pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in the field of AAC.

Contact

Adler’s Voice
PO Box 6344
Bend, Oregon 97708
541-408-1092
stephanie@adlersvoice.org

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