Donate to ARROAutism Today!

Donate to Autism Research and Resources of Oregon Today!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon (ARROAutism) is a non-profit organization dedicated, in part, to developing, and maintaining, the ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center so it can continue to provide the Autism community with a place to meet, share ideas, offer support, and provide autism-related services. Financial support for the Center is derived entirely from Donations from the community, from corporate sponsors, and through fun filled events like annual Sean’s Run from Autism, Arrtism Pirate Run, as well as events including lectures, panel discussions and more. Your contribution today can ensure the continuation of ARROAutism’s Mission; to produce and promote a center of excellence in the field of Autism research and services in the state of Oregon.

Questions? Contact ARROAutism’s Executive Director Kathy Henley at kathyh@arroautism.org, or call (971) 258-2360 .

Donate now, online, through PayPal:

We also accept snail mail donations!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon
P.O. Box 4282
Portland, OR 97208-4282
 

IRS Letter of Determination of Non-profit status for ARRO IRS Letter of Determination

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Umpqua Bank – Silver Sponsor for Sean’s Run 2014

Umpqua Bank - Sean's Run 2013 Silver SponsorWe’re thrilled to announce that Umpqua Bank is returning as a corporate sponsor of Sean’s Run 2014!

This is not the first time Umpqua Bank has helped ARROAutism, having previously assisted with raising funds via the Tanasbourne Store for our annual Holiday Family Assistance Program, and again at Sean’s Run 2013.

There’s a sign that hangs in every Umpqua Bank that reads “Welcome to the World’s Greatest Bank.” This is not a tagline. It’s a state of mind.

We concur. Welcome to Sean’s Run 201!, Umpqua Bank, and thank you for helping to improve the lives of families living with Autism.

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Updated Statistics – Incidence of Autism in Oregon Schools (IDEA Data)

Every year, the number of children receiving services for Autism in Oregon schools increases. This information is tracked by the Oregon Department of Education and reported nationally to the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. The image below (and attached, Oregon Autism census chart 2013 3-16-2014) shows the rate of change in Autism services in Oregon public schools relative to other Special Needs. For the most recent year that information is available, more than 9,106 Oregon Children (ages 3-21) are receiving services for Autism in public schools.

Oregon Autism Census Chart 2013

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2nd Annual ARROAutism Winter Holiday Celebration on 12-12-13

Fundraiser for ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance Project on 12-12-12 at the Historic Old Church

Join us for A Winter Holiday celebration at the Old Church in downtown Portland and enjoy an evening of entertainment with Lincoln High School Choir (Bethany Schweitzer Goshorn – Director) and The Rose City Trombones!

Date :

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 (12/12/13)

Time :

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Location :

The Historic Old Church
1422 Southwest 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

Cost :

$12 per person, $25 per family

Registration :

For information call 971-258-2360.

Entertainment :

Lincoln High School Choir (Bethany Schweitzer Goshorn – Director) and The Rose City Trombones!

Details

ARROAutism Winter Holiday Celebration 2013Join us for a holiday celebration and a fundraiser for the ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance Project.

So often families with children or adults with autism need assistance during the holidays because of extreme financial needs and stress. The ARRO Holiday Family Assistance Fund project takes donations and gives them to families with children and adults with Autism in the Portland Oregon Metro area County Developmental Disabilities case management systems.

Please bring cash/new toys/new clothing donations to add to our efforts!

ARROAutism is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. ARROAutism.org Donations are tax deductible.

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Pirate Run-Walk for Arrrtism 2013 – September 7th

Q. What’s a pirate’s favorite letter?

A. ARRRRRRRR!

Q. What’s a pirate’s second favorite letter?

A. Ceeeeeeee

Ahoy! Thar be plenty more bilge fer ye to lay yer deadlights upon, arrrr!

So go smartly now t’yer calendar ‘n marketh down the date, or ‘twil be no quarter for ye, ye scurvy dog!

Date :

9/7/2012 (Saturday)

Time :

Registration : 9:30 AM

Run/walk starts : 10:00 AM

Pirate Party : 12:00 PM – 3:00 pm

Cost :

Adults per person : $10 (entry to Pirate Party is separate and additional)
Children (11 and under) : FREE (entry to Pirate Party is separate and additional)
Families : $20 maximum (entry to Pirate Party is separate and additional)

Details :

Blimey! Ye not be understandin’ me talk, bucko? Arrgh! Then ye best be steerin’ yer jollyboat t’the pages below. Yo ho ho!

http://www.tide-mark.com/pirate_dict.html

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/translator.html

September 19th be Talk Like a Pirate Day – Arrrgh!

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Autism Medical Information Support Group 27 August 2013

Medical information broken down to a parent level

Kathy Henley presents ARROAutism Medical Information Support GroupPresented by Kathy Henley, President of the ARROAutism Board, the Medical Information Support Group is a FREE  information support group for family members of individuals with Autism. Kathy discusses Autism medical research information from medical articles and conferences.

Questions are welcome and encouraged so that families can make informed medical decisions. The format includes review of medical articles and web information, and invited speakers in any of the medical and therapeutic specialties.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Meetings are held January through October. There is no meeting in November or December. Call ahead to confirm the meeting, especially if the weather is snowy or icy.

Topics of Discussion

TBA

YOU can start the discussion now by adding a public comment in the “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this post! Or, you can submit your ideas privately on our “Contact Us” page.

Date

27 August  2013 (Tuesday)

Time

7:00 P.M.

Where

ARRO Westside Family and Community Center
2360 Sw 170th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006
 

Registration

Please come and bring your questions!

More Info

Everyone is welcome to attend this free support group.

For more information or directions, call 971-258-2360

Donate to ARROAutism Today!

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Donate to Autism Research and Resources of Oregon Today!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon (ARROAutism) is a non-profit organization dedicated, in part, to developing, and maintaining, the ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center so it can continue to provide the Autism community with a place to meet, share ideas, offer support, and provide autism-related services. Financial support for the Center is derived entirely from Donations from the community, from corporate sponsors, and through fun filled events like annual Sean’s Run from Autism, Arrtism Pirate Run, as well as events including lectures, panel discussions and more. Your contribution today can ensure the continuation of ARROAutism’s Mission; to produce and promote a center of excellence in the field of Autism research and services in the state of Oregon.

Questions? Contact ARROAutism’s Executive Director Kathy Henley at kathyh@arroautism.org, or call (971) 258-2360 .

Donate now, online, through PayPal:

We also accept snail mail donations!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon
P.O. Box 4282
Portland, OR 97208-4282
 

IRS Letter of Determination of Non-profit status for ARRO IRS Letter of Determination

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Last ARROAutism Family Social EVER – Saturday 17 August 2013

-Last ARROAutism Family Social Ever

  • Looking for opportunities to help your kids socialize?
    • Ready to get the family out of the house for a little while?
      • We have the answer for you!

Mister Potato Head photo at ARROAutism Family SocialLooking for FREE opportunities to help your kids socialize?
Ready to get the family out of the house for a little while?
We have the answer for you!
The ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center is pleased to be able to host one last Family Social.

Bring the whole family! Bring a game! Your outside food is totally welcome here*!

Ready for a break? We know you are, so come grab some coffee, pull up a chair, or a piece of floor and play with us one last time at the Westside Family and Community Center, a safe place to gather with those you also don’t have to explain it to.

Want a home court advantage? Bring your own games. The coffee, tea, and a small supply of games and snacks and more are here. So, round up your family for an outing to ARROAutism and meet us here on Saturday for our final Family Social before we close the doors of the Westside Family and Community Center. See you at the game table!

Sneak peak? Check out some photos of previous socials :https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.325179947521844.78476.155529807820193&type=3

*No Peanut products, please, due to potentially life threatening allergies amongst some participants.

Date :

17 August 2013 (Saturday)

Time :

1pm – 4pm

Location :

ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center

Cost :

Attendance is FREE, but all Donations help to cover costs.

Registration :

Just come on down! Feel free to invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, grandfathers …

Speaking of invitations, there’s always Facebook!.

Speakers :

You may have the floor (or a table, or a chair, or even a couch – we’re not picky) ! :)

Details

Come meet new friends, visit with old, and enjoy some casual family bonding at this once a month Family Social. A “make yourself at home” atmosphere will be provided, where you can play a game, watch a movie, and mingle with friends. Bring a peanut free munchie* to share, and coffee/tea/water beverages will be provided.

*Please, no peanut/nut products due to issues of incidental transfer and potentially life threatening allergies.

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Family Social – Saturday 20 July 2013

  • Looking for opportunities to help your kids socialize?
    • Ready to get the family out of the house for a little while?
      • We have the answer for you!

Mister Potato Head photo at ARROAutism Family SocialThe ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center is pleased to be able to host a monthly Family Social.

Bring the whole family! Bring a game! Your outside food is totally welcome here*!

Ready for a break? We know you are, so come grab some coffee, pull up a chair, or a piece of floor and play with us at the Westside Family and Community Center, a safe place to gather with those you also don’t have to explain it to.

Want a home court advantage? Bring your own games. The coffee, tea, and a small supply of games and snacks and more are here. So, round up your family for an outing to ARRO and meet us here on Saturday. See you at the game table!

Date :

20 July 2013 (Saturday)

Time :

1pm – 4pm

Location :

ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center

Cost :

Attendance is FREE, but all Donations help to cover costs.

Registration :

Just come on down! Feel free to invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, grandfathers …

Speaking of invitations, there’s always Facebook!.

Speakers :

You may have the floor (or a table, or a chair, or even a couch – we’re not picky) ! :)

Details

Come meet new friends, visit with old, and enjoy some casual family bonding at this once a month Family Social. A “make yourself at home” atmosphere will be provided, where you can play a game, watch a movie, and mingle with friends. Bring a peanut free munchie* to share, and coffee/tea/water beverages will be provided.

*Please, no peanut/nut products due to issues of incidental transfer and potentially life threatening allergies.

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Autism Medical Information Support Group 23 July 2013

Medical information broken down to a parent level

Kathy Henley presents ARROAutism Medical Information Support GroupPresented by Kathy Henley, President of the ARROAutism Board, the Medical Information Support Group is a FREE  information support group for family members of individuals with Autism. Kathy discusses Autism medical research information from medical articles and conferences.

Questions are welcome and encouraged so that families can make informed medical decisions. The format includes review of medical articles and web information, and invited speakers in any of the medical and therapeutic specialties.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Meetings are held January through October. There is no meeting in November or December. Call ahead to confirm the meeting, especially if the weather is snowy or icy.

Topics of Discussion

TBA

YOU can start the discussion now by adding a public comment in the “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this post! Or, you can submit your ideas privately on our “Contact Us” page.

Date

23 July  2013 (Tuesday)

Time

7:00 P.M.

Where

ARRO Westside Family and Community Center
2360 Sw 170th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006
 

Registration

Please come and bring your questions!

More Info

Everyone is welcome to attend this free support group.

For more information or directions, call 971-258-2360

Donate to ARROAutism Today!

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Donate to Autism Research and Resources of Oregon Today!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon (ARROAutism) is a non-profit organization dedicated, in part, to developing, and maintaining, the ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center so it can continue to provide the Autism community with a place to meet, share ideas, offer support, and provide autism-related services. Financial support for the Center is derived entirely from Donations from the community, from corporate sponsors, and through fun filled events like annual Sean’s Run from Autism, Arrtism Pirate Run, as well as events including lectures, panel discussions and more. Your contribution today can ensure the continuation of ARROAutism’s Mission; to produce and promote a center of excellence in the field of Autism research and services in the state of Oregon.

Questions? Contact ARROAutism’s Executive Director Kathy Henley at kathyh@arroautism.org, or call (971) 258-2360 .

Donate now, online, through PayPal:

We also accept snail mail donations!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon
P.O. Box 4282
Portland, OR 97208-4282
 

IRS Letter of Determination of Non-profit status for ARRO IRS Letter of Determination

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Autism Medical Information Support Group 25 June 2013

Medical information broken down to a parent level

Kathy Henley presents ARROAutism Medical Information Support GroupPresented by Kathy Henley, President of the ARROAutism Board, the Medical Information Support Group is a FREE  information support group for family members of individuals with Autism. Kathy discusses Autism medical research information from medical articles and conferences.

Questions are welcome and encouraged so that families can make informed medical decisions. The format includes review of medical articles and web information, and invited speakers in any of the medical and therapeutic specialties.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Meetings are held January through October. There is no meeting in November or December. Call ahead to confirm the meeting, especially if the weather is snowy or icy.

Topics of Discussion

TBA

YOU can start the discussion now by adding a public comment in the “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this post! Or, you can submit your ideas privately on our “Contact Us” page.

Date

25 June  2013 (Tuesday)

Time

7:00 P.M.

Where

ARRO Westside Family and Community Center
2360 Sw 170th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006
 

Registration

Please come and bring your questions!

More Info

Everyone is welcome to attend this free support group.

For more information or directions, call 971-258-2360

Donate to ARROAutism Today!

Last modified on 2013-04-18 03:06:30 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Donate to Autism Research and Resources of Oregon Today!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon (ARROAutism) is a non-profit organization dedicated, in part, to developing, and maintaining, the ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center so it can continue to provide the Autism community with a place to meet, share ideas, offer support, and provide autism-related services. Financial support for the Center is derived entirely from Donations from the community, from corporate sponsors, and through fun filled events like annual Sean’s Run from Autism, Arrtism Pirate Run, as well as events including lectures, panel discussions and more. Your contribution today can ensure the continuation of ARROAutism’s Mission; to produce and promote a center of excellence in the field of Autism research and services in the state of Oregon.

Questions? Contact ARROAutism’s Executive Director Kathy Henley at kathyh@arroautism.org, or call (971) 258-2360 .

Donate now, online, through PayPal:

We also accept snail mail donations!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon
P.O. Box 4282
Portland, OR 97208-4282
 

IRS Letter of Determination of Non-profit status for ARRO IRS Letter of Determination

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Autism Medical Information Support Group 28 May 2013

Medical information broken down to a parent level

Kathy Henley presents ARROAutism Medical Information Support GroupPresented by Kathy Henley, President of the ARROAutism Board, the Medical Information Support Group is a FREE  information support group for family members of individuals with Autism. Kathy discusses Autism medical research information from medical articles and conferences.

Questions are welcome and encouraged so that families can make informed medical decisions. The format includes review of medical articles and web information, and invited speakers in any of the medical and therapeutic specialties.

All interested parties are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Meetings are held January through October. There is no meeting in November or December. Call ahead to confirm the meeting, especially if the weather is snowy or icy.

Topics of Discussion

TBA

YOU can start the discussion now by adding a public comment in the “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this post! Or, you can submit your ideas privately on our “Contact Us” page.

Date

28 May  2013 (Tuesday)

Time

7:00 P.M.

Where

ARRO Westside Family and Community Center
2360 Sw 170th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006
 

Registration

Please come and bring your questions!

More Info

Everyone is welcome to attend this free support group.

For more information or directions, call 971-258-2360

Donate to ARROAutism Today!

Last modified on 2013-04-18 03:06:30 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Donate to Autism Research and Resources of Oregon Today!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon (ARROAutism) is a non-profit organization dedicated, in part, to developing, and maintaining, the ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center so it can continue to provide the Autism community with a place to meet, share ideas, offer support, and provide autism-related services. Financial support for the Center is derived entirely from Donations from the community, from corporate sponsors, and through fun filled events like annual Sean’s Run from Autism, Arrtism Pirate Run, as well as events including lectures, panel discussions and more. Your contribution today can ensure the continuation of ARROAutism’s Mission; to produce and promote a center of excellence in the field of Autism research and services in the state of Oregon.

Questions? Contact ARROAutism’s Executive Director Kathy Henley at kathyh@arroautism.org, or call (971) 258-2360 .

Donate now, online, through PayPal:

We also accept snail mail donations!

Autism Research and Resources of Oregon
P.O. Box 4282
Portland, OR 97208-4282
 

IRS Letter of Determination of Non-profit status for ARRO IRS Letter of Determination

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