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Region 2 (Central Oregon) Support Groups

region_2.jpgASO Region 2

Serving Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Harney, Jefferson, Sherman, and Wheeler counties; Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Counties

Chapter Representatives:

Jeanette Rivas           (541) 678-3993 
Meredith Skorheim    (541) 318-6374 
Melissa Romo             (541) 419-1064

If you have a question, comment, or concern that you'd like to share with your ASO Region 2 Rep, please GIVE US A CALL or use the form at the bottom of this page to send us an email.

ASO Sponsored Support Groups:

  On-line chat room for parents in Central Oregon. Click here to become a member: (Co-sponsored by ASO and Central Oregon Disability Support Network.)

Support Group for Families/Caregivers of Children Experiencing Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please join us for emotional support, sharing and an occasional speaker.  Click for flyer.  
  * meets in Bend, at 6pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, 
  * meets in Redmond, at 6pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at the Manzanita Building, 1212 NE 5th Street, 
(Co-sponsored by ASO and Central Oregon Disability Support Network.)

Sibz Knect - meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at Abilitree Work Center, 2525 NE Twin Knolls Drive, Bend, OR.  Started by siblings, run by siblings, for siblings! Come talk, listen or just hangout with other kids who understand both the challenges and rewards of having a sibling with special needs. (Meets at the same time as Parents Support Group in Bend.) For more information, contact 541-548-8559 or email Mackenzie Skorheim at or Amber Sohn at (Co-sponsored by ASO and Central Oregon Disability Support Network.)

Other Support Groups & Activities:

Various support groups are offered by Central Oregon Disability Support Network at All activities are FREE.

Monthly Sibling Support Group in Bend. Contact Amanda K. Hamer, MS, NCC, 15 NW Park Place, Suite 110, Bend OR 97701 541.678.3945,$25/session

Parents 'N More -- Meets quarterly at the Beauty on Broadway Spa in Burns, OR. This support group open to all disabilities. For more information, contact Lisa Tiller at (541) 573-2150. 

Thursday Morning Parent Support Group - meets every Thursday from 10:30am - 12noon, at Fox Hollow Independent & Living Center, 2599 NE Studio Road (corner of Butler Market Rd). On CET Bus #5 Wells Acres route. For more information, contact: Rich Zembrowski of Abilitree at 541-388-8103 x 203. FREE

Paul's Club - meets the 1st Thursday of each month, at 6:00pm, at Abby's Pizza 1115 NE 3rd Street, Bend, OR. "Dad's and male caregivers are a very important part of the 'family unit' who need time out too! We have designed this time for meeting others, learning and sharing resources that will help strengthen your families and the bonds with your children who experience Diverse abilities." CODSN will supply pizza and soda. For more information, contact: CODSN 541-548-8559 or
NEW! Friends United Network (F.U.N.) - meets the 1st & 3rd Wed of every month, from 3:00-5:00pm, at the Bend Yogurt Factory and various other locations. FUN is designed to support the social development of teen affected by a disability. Groups are facilitated in a variety of community locations where there will be plenty of fun and entertainment. Please inform us of any special dietary needs. For more information and locations, contact Amanda at 541-388-8103, ext 200 or

Region 2 Contact Form

If you have a question, comment, or concern that you'd like to share with ASO Region 2 Reps, please use the form below to send us an e-mail.


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