Resources

Oregon State Resources

Bridges Oregon

Oregon state non-profit advocacy charity organization provides programs specifically for the deaf, deafblind, and deaf plus including advocacy, housing, ADA accessibility assessment, ASL interpreting,  and a national sign language assessment (NSLA) service. To learn more about them and the programs they offer visit Bridges Oregon

Qualified Legal (SC:L) ASL Interpreters

A list of qualified SC:L interpreters who can work as ASL interpreters in legal settings in the state of Oregon.

Disability Rights Oregon

Oregon state non-profit legal advocacy charity organization which focuses on civil rights for people with disabilities. A project they did in response to our feedback was to create a series of ASL interpreted videos covering key aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), spanning 16 videos. How awesome is that! To learn more about them visit droregon.org.

Oregon School for the Deaf

K-12 School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and deaf with additional disabilities. Here's a short article about the history of OSD, and the official OSD Website.

Bridge City Montessori School

Bilingual ASL & Spoken English program for pre-school and kindergarten children located in Portland. bridgecitymontessori.com 

Camp Taloali

Summer camp in Stayton Oregon for deaf and hard of hearing children, children of deaf adults (CODAs), and siblings of deaf children welcome too.  They have a disc golf course, and they put on some excellent events such as World Deaf Timberfest (WDT), and Haunted Forrest. Visit Camp Taloali to learn more about them.

Deaf Owned Businesses

Sign Class

Provides ASL and Deaf Culture training to parents of deaf children and companies interested in hiring and retaiing deaf employees. signclass.org

CymaSpace

Focuses on making Arts, Cultural & Media Events Accessible & Inclusive To The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Through Technology, Education & Outreach. CymaSpace.org

Clackamas River Growlers

Bar in Estacada Oregon. clackamasrivergrowlers.com

Pilea Play

A community space for young children and their families to play, create, investigate, and build community. pileaplay.com

Cosette Hardman @ Grizzly Tatoo

Deaf tatoo artist based in Portland, OR at grizzlytattoo.com.

Photo Credit: Allison Barr

DeafBlind Owned Businesses

TactileCommunications

Tactile Communications: A learning and education center for DeafBlind individuals located in Monmouth, Oregon. It provides customized services to help them achieve their dreams and goals. Uses a Community-based training approach that relies on the experience and wisdom of other DeafBlind people who have overcome the same challenges and frustrations. The center teaches critical skills such as Braille, computer navigation, orientation and mobility, tactile language, self-advocacy, and more. tactilecommunications.org

Co-Owned Deaf Businesses

Pah!

Restaurant in Portland Oregon. EatPah.com

Valhalla Serenity Homestead

Offering American Sign Language Based Agricultural & Construction Instructional Lessons In Hopes Of Bringing Equality To Oregons Deaf Community! To learn more about them visit vsh-homestead.org.

Hard of Hearing Owned Businesses

Adaptability for Life

Deb Marinos is a certified rehabilitation counselor who offers mental health counseling, an online course for cultural competence regarding hard of hearing and blind people, training for family and service providers, and facilitates mind body workshops. Blind, knows a few signs. To learn more visit adaptabilityforlife.com

Deaf Allied Businesses

NONI

NONI is short for National Organization OF Non-Invasive Practices. A non profit, this organization provides provides knowledge, training, financial support, and hands on experience in ASL. This organization is separate yet interrelated to the people behind Valhalla Serenity Homestead. They hope to grow this non-profit to a national level with centers in every area of the U.S. 

To learn more about them visit Valhalla Serenity Homestead's Webpage.

National Resources

National Association of the Deaf

National non-profit charity organization which focuses on civil rights. OAD is a state chapter of NAD. To learn more about them visit NAD's about-us page.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

 The 988 Lifeline is a network of more than 200 state and local call centers supported by Health & Human Services (HHS) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for anyone looking for help with suicide, mental health, and substance use-related crises.

Visit  988Lifeline.org for all options to use the 988 service for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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