This space was a major milestone towards producing and promoting a center of excellence in the field of Autism research and services in the state of Oregon. Our ultimate goal is a center known as the Oregon Autism Research & Services Center. This Center will have as the core value nurturing of individuals and families of individuals with autism so that they may contribute as appropriate at the level and the time when they are ready to contribute.
Closing Oregon’s first Autism Community Center in August of 2013 has definitely been a sad moment for us. We will now evaluate everything we have learned during this three year project with the intent of opening a new and improved center in a new location, at some point in the future.
Until then, we will continue with our other successful projects, including the annual Family Holiday Assistance Project, various lectures and activities, Autism Research, and the development of resources intended to assist the local Autism Community in making the connections they need.
Finally, thank you to everyone who participated, contributed, and especially to those who volunteered their time at the ARROAutism Westside Family and Community Center during its three year run. All of you are the reason we began this project, and your participation has been truly inspirational.