Strong Start Parent Leadership Training

The Strong Start Parent Leadership Training will be held Jan. 27-28 and Feb. 10-11, 2018. Designed for parents of elementary school-age children with developmental disabilities, this training will help parents develop a positive vision for their child's future, learn advocacy skills and create more welcoming communities. The training will be limited to 12 parents. Download the Strong Start Parent Leadership Application (en español). Applications for the training are due Friday, Dec. 15. Return the completed application to Laura.  

Tree of Joy Program


During the holidays, Families Connected participates in The Arc Lane County's Tree of Joy program, where children who experience a disability and their siblings are provided a gift for the holidays. Please complete the Tree of Joy Gift Request Form and return by Nov. 10, 2017 to The Arc Lane County (Fax: 541-343-4387 or Email: Gifts will be distributed at the Families Connected Holiday Party on December 22, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If families cannot attend the holiday party, alternate arrangements made be made to pick up the gifts. 


Book Project


Families Connected is recruiting teens and young adults going through the adult transition process to participate in a book project




Families Connected Summer Recreation Co-op

The Families Connected Recreation Co-op is in full swing, and there's an exciting line up of fun activities. Check out the Summer Recreation Co-op Calendar

There's still time for families to join. Simply complete the Summer Recreation Co-op Registration Form and return to The Arc Lane County, 4181 E St., Springfield, OR 97478. 


The Arc JumpStart Saturday Respite - Parents can bring their kids to The Arc Lane County from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on certain Saturdays each month. See the list of 2017-2018 JumpStart Saturday Respite dates.

FACT Family and Community Together- FACT now have online training opportunities.  They have completed a 4 module training series of online videos; Module 1: Disability is Natural,  Module 2: Person-centered Planning, Module 3: Telling Your Story, Module 4: Transitioning from ECSE to Kindergarten.  Please visit FACT’s website for more information

Pearl Duck Autism Center is offering free behavior support clinics; Challenging Behaviors, Social Communication, and Play.  The clinic includes assessment, behavioral support plan, and home follow-up for children 18months- 5 years old.  Call Emily at #541-752-1680 to schedule an appointment, at this time appointments/clinic are available on Fridays.