Need resources or support but aren't sure where to start? 2-1-1 and the Aging and Disability Resource Connection keep up-to-date information on local community resources. If you're looking for a disability organization or resource for a specific situation or topic, keep reading!
Disability Community Organizations
Home Modification and Repair
Public Transportation and Transportation Services
In the event of local or regional weather emergencies or natural disasters, 2-1-1 and the Aging and Disability Resource Connection will have the most up to date information on transportation to shelters or safe locations.
Disability and Accessible Parking in Portland (PBOT Website) Information about disability placards, parking meters, requesting residential accessible parking, and accessible parking enforcement.
Accessible parking spaces standards (opens Oregon Department of Transportation PDF).
Portland Bureau of Transportation Pedestrian Resources: Request a curb ramp in your neighborhood, sidewalk cafe permits and complaints, request sidewalk repair, and request street lighting repair.
Business & Employment
Ask JAN (Job Accommodation Network) for employers and job seekers
Oregon Small Business and entrepreneur resources
Self-Employment tips for people with disabilities (Easter Seals)
Recreation and Fun
Financial Assistance for Pets (Note: Many service animal training organizations will provide a service animal at no cost to you. Sometimes people can access financial support for a service animal through an organization, like the VA or OHSU.)
Emergency Self-Preparedness for People with Disabilities Training (links at bottom of page)
US Census Data on Disability for Portland/Multnomah County (scroll down for table or select from dropdown menu)
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