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Autism Support

Autism Society Support Groups in Oregon

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Oregon has one of the highest rates of autism in the U.S. If you haven't already, you will meet someone with autism. People with autism want to lead fulfilling lives and make a meaningful contribution to society. Together, we can make that happen.

For Information and Resources Call
888 - Autism - 1
888 - 288 - 4761

Information General Sobre el Autismo

Information in Spanish

Autism is a disability related to mental development that typically appears during the first three years of life. Is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors may occur in 1 in 68 individuals. Autism is four times more common in boys that knows no racial, ethnic and social boundaries in girls. The income, lifestyle and educational levels of the family do not affect the possibility that these cases occur.

More Information

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has created a directory of resources in Spanish for Latino families to provide guidance on how to effectively advocate for their child in the school system. Download a copy here: www.nami.org / parentsandteachers. The NAMI Basics Class (Basics Fundamentals) is also available. Please contact Carmen Argueta in carmena@nami.org .

PARENTS ACTION

Meeting of Latino families to celebrate their disabled children, learn from each other and thus build a community with power and support. The group meets on the third Friday Multnomah County and Washington County on the fourth Friday of each mes.Para more information, call Adelina Martinez (503) 615-3080.  http://www.padresenaccion.org/

Visit these web sites for information in Spanish.

The following literature (PDF format) has been provided by the Autism Society of Oregon.