Jan
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Adler's Voice Receives $8,000 Grant!

On January 12, 2017, at Seven Feathers Convention Center in Canyonville, the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foudation (CCUIF) awarded $508,150 to 77 nonprofits in seven counties in southwestern Oregon. Adler’s Voice was among these non-profits, receiving an $8,000 grant to continue their training program for children using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. Adler’s Voice Executive Director, Stephanie Utzman said, “We are so incredibly grateful for our continued partnership with Cow Creek, for their support of our mission, and our shared belief that every child deserves to be heard.”

She adds, “Children experiencing disability along with complex communication disorders that affect their ability to communicate verbally are some of the most vulnerable children in our community. Technology is a game changer for these children, as it serves as their voice, giving them independence, autonomy, and self-determination. But learning to communicate via technology is like learning a foreign language. Through our partnership with Cow Creek, we will continue to provide much needed training to children, their families and support staff in the implementation of their new communication device.”

Press Release

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Nov
30
to Dec 7

Spread Some Christmas Magic!

While most of Central Oregon is busy embracing the holiday season, many families raising a child with a disability brace for this time of year, as unexpected bills, difficult care decisions and challenging medical conditions further complicate their lives, creating mounting stress even before attempting to create a magical Christmas experience for their children.

Adler’s Voice aims to make Christmas a little brighter for local families raising children with disabilities this holiday season. We are currently soliciting nominations of deserving families to receive a little cheer in the form of a fresh cut Christmas tree with decorations, all the makings for a Christmas dinner and a $100 gift card to use toward holiday gift shopping.

Nominations

We are happy to accept nominations before midnight December 7th. Send an email to stephanie@adlersvoice.org, give us a call at 541-408-1092 or contact us on Facebook.

Press Release

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Apr
29
9:00am 9:00am

Breaking Barriers – 2016 Conference

Creating a truly inclusive society, where all people will enjoy a fulfilling and self-directed life beyond labels.

This conference is open to everyone wanting to share our vision of creating a welcoming community for all people experiencing disability. We welcome families, self-advocates, educators, and community members to attend and participate in this life changing conference!

Date

Friday, April 29, 2016, 9.00 – 4.00

Location

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

Keynote Presenter

Matt Roloff

For additional information and to register, visit our conference website: www.breakingbarriersoregon.com

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Feb
25
to Feb 26

AAC Bootcamp

AAC Bootcamp is a 2-day AAC conference for professionals, educators, parents and anyone supporting AAC users. Speakers will provide practical tools and strategies for professionals and educators to take back to their clients/students that use AAC. Attendees will learn strategies for implementing AAC, creating communicative opportunities in ways that are relevant and meaningful to the AAC user, learn how to overcome barriers to successful AAC implementation, and so much more!

Date

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8.00 – 5:00
Friday, February 26, 2016, 8.00 – 5.00

Location

Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
519 15th Street
Oregon City, OR 97045

Speakers

Bethany Stanley, MS CCC-SLP
Lauren S. Enders, MA CCC-SLP
Samuel Sennott, Ph.D.
Robin Shobe, MS CCC-SLP
Claire Powell, MS CCC-SLP
Lucas Steuber, MS CCC-SLP, MA-T

For the latest news on the conference follow us on Facebook.
To view the conference schedule and to register online, visit our Eventbrite page.
To register by phone, call 541-408-1092.

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