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
Multnomah County Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services
Home Modification and Repair
Public Transportation and Transportation Services
Guide to Transportation Options for Medicaid Consumers in the Tri-County Area (Opens Word Doc)
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
Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation--Portland Parks and Recreation
ADA National Network guide to service animals and emotional support animals
Service and Assistance Animals in Oregon (Disability Rights Oregon guide)
Assistance Animals in Housing (Fair Housing Council of Oregon)
Service animals on Flights (Air Carrier Access Act, US Department of Transportation)
Service Animals Frequently Asked Questions (US Department of Justice)
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)
Cornell University Disability Statistics (DisabilityStatistics.org)
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