Oregon State Resources

Table of Contents

State Agencies
Disability Organizations
Parent Organizations
Other Organizations

The offices listed on this state sheet are primarily state-level offices. Even if an office is not close to your home, they can usually put you in touch with resources in your community, as well as provide you with information and assistance about disability issues in Oregon. If you find that an address or number has changed or is incorrect, please e-mail us at gtftbi@gtftbi.org and let us know.

State Agencies and Organizations

United States Senators
Honorable Gordon Smith (R)
404 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3753
(202) 224-3997 (Fax)
E-mail: oregon@gsmith.senate.gov
Web: www.senate.gov/~gsmith

Honorable Ron Wyden (D)
516 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5244
(202) 228-2717 (Fax)
E-mail: senator@wyden.senate.gov
Web: www.senate.gov/~wyden

Ted Kulongoski
254 State Capitol
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 378-3111; (503) 378-4582 (24 hours)
(503) 378-4859 (TTY)
Web: http://governor.oregon.gov/

State Department of Education: Special Education
Steven B. Johnson, Associate Superintendent
Office of Special Education
Department of Education
255 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3600, ext 2329; (503) 378-2892 (TTY)
E-mail: steve.johnson@state.or.us
Web: www.ode.state.or.us/sped/index.htm

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 5
Diana Allen, Director
Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Department
Department of Education
255 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3600, ext. 2338
E-mail: diana.allen@state.or.us
Web: www.ode.state.or.us

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Bobby C. Simpson, Administrator
Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Department of Human Services
500 Summer Street N.E., E87
Salem, OR 97301-1120
(503) 945-5880
E-mail: sally.s.zuelke@state.or.us

Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
Holly Miles, Performance Management Team
Office of Professional Technical Education
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3600, ext. 2217
E-mail: holly.miles@state.or.us

State Mental Health Agency
Barry S. Kast, Assistant Director
Department of Human Services Health Services
2575 Bittern Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97309
(503) 945-9499
E-mail: kastb@mail.mhd.hr.state.or.us
Web: www.hr.state.or.us

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Bill Bouska, Program Services Coordinator
Office of Mental Health and Addiction Services
P.O. Box 14250
Salem, OR 97309-0740
(503) 945-9717
E-mail: bill.bouska@state.or.us

State Mental Retardation Program
James D. Toews, Deputy Director
Seniors and People with Disabilities
Department of Human Services
500 Summer Street N.E., Suite E02
Salem, OR 97301-1073
(503) 945-6478
E-mail: james.d.toews@state.or.us
Web: www.sdsd.hr.state.or.us

State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Janna Starr, Executive Director
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
540 24th Place N.E.
Salem, OR 97301-4517
(503) 945-9941; (800) 292-4154 (in OR)
E-mail: ODDC@aol.com
Web: www.oddc.org

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Robert Joondeph, Executive Director
Oregon Advocacy Center
620 S.W. 5th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204-1428
(503) 243-2081; (503) 323-9161 (TTY)
(800) 452-1694
E-mail: welcome@oradvocacy.org
Web: http://oradvocacy.org/

Client Assistance Program
Janine Delaunay, Executive Director
Oregon Disabilities Commission
1257 Ferry Street S.E.
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 378-3142 (V/TTY); (800) 358-3117
E-mail: janine.delaunay@state.or.us
Web: www.odc.state.or.us

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Brian Rogers, M.D., Director
Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
Oregon Health Sciences University
P.O. Box 574
Portland, OR 97207-0574
(503) 494-8362
Web: www.ohsu.edu/cdrc

State Agency for the Visually Impaired
Linda Mock, Administrator
Oregon Commission for the Blind
535 S.E. 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 731-3221; (800) 202-5463
E-mail: linda.mock@state.or.us
Web: www.CFB.state.or.us

Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Wayne Seely, State Coordinator
Deaf and Hearing Impaired Access Program
Oregon Disabilities Commission
1257 Ferry Street S.E.
Salem, OR 97301-4278
(503) 378-3142 (V/TTY); (800) 358-3117 (V/TTY, in OR)
(800) 521-9615 (V/TTY, in OR)
E-mail: wayne.seely@state.or.us

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency
Toby Olson, Project Director
Northwest Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
Washington State Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment
P.O. Box 9046
Olympia, WA 98507-9046
(360) 438-4116 (V/TTY)
Web: www.wata.org/NWD/

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
(formerly University Affiliated Programs)
Hill M. Walker, Director
Center on Human Development
University of Oregon
901 E. 18th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 346-3591
Web: darkwing.uoregon.edu/~uap/

Gloria L. Krahn, Director
Oregon Institute on Disability and Development
Oregon Health Sciences University
P.O. Box 574
Portland, OR 97207-0574
(503) 494-8364; (800) 452-3563
E-mail: oidd@ohsu.edu
Web: www.ohsu.edu/cdrc/oidd

Technology-Related Assistance
Doug Cameron, Executive Director
Access Technologies, Inc.
(Technology Access for Life Needs)
3070 Lancaster Drive N.E.
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 361-1201; (800) 677-7512 (V/TTY)
E-mail: ati@oregonvos.net
Web: www.taln.org

State Mediation System
Valerie Miller, Coordinator
Office of Special Education
Department of Education
255 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3600 ext. 2340
E-mail: valerie.miller@state.or.us
Web: www.ode.state.or.us/sped/index.htm

Disability-Specific Organizations

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: national@chadd.org
Web: www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
1788 Second Street, Suite 200
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-2332
E-mail: mail@add.org
Web: www.add.org

To identify an autism group in your state, contact:
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0881; (800) 3-AUTISM
Web: www.autism-society.org

Marilyn Gense, Education Specialist
State Services for Autism
Department of Education
255 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 378-3600, ext. 2336
E-mail: marilyn.gense@state.or.us
Web: www.ode.state.or.us

Brain Injury
Stephen Wright, President
Brain Injury Association of Oregon
2145 NW Overton
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 413-7707; (800) 544-5243 (in OR)
E-mail: biaor@biaoregon.org
Web: www.biaoregon.org

The Oregon Brain Injury Resource Network
345 N. Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361
(503) 585-0855; (800) 544-5243
E-mail: tbi@wou.edu
Web: www.tr.wou.edu/tbi

Cerebral Palsy
Bud Thoune, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington
7830 S.E. Foster Road
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 777-4167
E-mail: bthoune@ucpaorwa.org
Web: www.ucpaorwa.org

George Ivan Smith, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Oregon
619 S.W. 11th Street, Suite 225
Portland, OR 97205-2646
(503) 228-7651; (888) 828-7651
E-mail: mail@epilepsyoregon.org
Web: www.epilepsyoregon.org

Learning Disabilities
Joe Nunn, Executive Director
Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (ACLD)
PO Box 220104
Portland, OR 97269-0104
(503) 203-8448; (888) 899-2253 (toll-free)
E-mail: oacld@teleport.com
Web: www.oacld.org

Milele Landrum, President
Myrna Soule, Vice-President
Learning Disabilities Association of Oregon
P.O. Box 1221
Portland, OR 97207
(503) 253-8083
E-mail: mlandrum@uswest.net
Web: www.ldaoregon.org

Mental Health
Stephen Loaiza, Interim Executive Director
2620 Greenway Drive N.E.
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 370-7774; (800) 343-6264
E-mail: namior@aol.com
Web: namioregon.org

Beckie Child, President
Mental Health Association of Oregon
812 S.W. Washington Street, Suite 640
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-6438
E-mail: mha02@yahoo.com

Mental Retardation
Don Myers, Executive Director
The Arc of Oregon
1745 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 581-2726; (877) 581-2726 (toll-free)
E-mail: arcofor@callatg.com
Web: www.arcoregon.org/

Speech and Hearing
Kathy Roberts, President
Oregon Speech and Hearing Association
P.O. Box 523
Salem, OR 97308
(503) 370-7019
E-mail: assoc@wvi.com
Web: www.oregonspeechandhearing.org/

Visual Impairments
Gil Johnson, Director
American Foundation for the Blind - West
111 Pine Street, Suite 725
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 392-4845
E-mail: sanfran@afb.org
Web: www.afb.org

Organizations Especially for Parents

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Janice Morrow, Interim Director
Oregon COPE Project (Coalition in OR for Parent Education)
999 Locust Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97303
(503) 581-8156; (888) 505-COPE (in OR)
E-mail: orcope@open.org
Web: www.open.org/orcope

Contact Parent Training and Information Center listed above

Partners in Policymaking
Michael T. Bailey, Program Director
Oregon Tech Assistance Corporation
3886 Beverly Avenue, N.E.
Building 1, Suite 21
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 282-6796
E-mail: michaeljonna2@home.com

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Debi Rocco, President
Oregon PTA
531 S.E. 14th Avenue, Room 205
Portland, OR 97214-2427
(503) 234-3928
E-mail: or_office@pta.org
E-mail: or_pres@pta.org
Web: www.fen.com/or/state_pta

Other Disability Organizations

William Hamilton, President/CEO
Easter Seals Oregon
5757 S.W. Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 228-5108 (V/TTY)
E-mail: info@or.easter-seals.org
Web: www.or.easter-seals.org

The Governor's Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury is supported by grant number 1 H21MC00043-01 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
©2003 | Project Coordinator, Sherry Stock | Webmaster | News & Events | Email Task Force