Parent Resources

Family Support

Bridgeway House helps children and families dealing with Autism to meet the daily challenges of life and cope with the stresses of raising a child with special needs.

Easter Seals Oregon provides equal opportunities to individuals with disabilities in life, work, and play.

Autism Society of Oregon provides resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with Autism.


South Coast Education School District supports school staff in providing services to students to improve academics, living skills, communication skills, and motor development.

ARK Project provides assistance to students and families who are homeless. Families can find support in locating resources that may help with housing, medical needs, and mental health needs.  Additionally, families will have access to personal hygiene items, clothing, and school supplies.

Southwestern Community Partnership Family Center provides parent education opportunities based on current research. Additionally, the Family Center can assist families by directing them to resources that can assist families in need.


Coos County Health & Wellness provides mental wellness both at home and in the school setting for children and individuals with mental illness. Services are available to families that are part of the Oregon Health Plan.

Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center is an online resource providing family support and education to families and children with special needs. Families can find information about  financial assistance, educational materials, and parent support groups.

Community Connections Network is a network of medical professionals who work with families to outline care plans for children with disabilities. Services may include health assessments, coordination with medical specialists, identification of family concerns, and connecting families struggling with the stress of  achild’s health issues and/or disability.

CaCoon Program provides in home nurse visits that coordinate medical care for children with special needs. They may provide assistance with access to community medical services, locating family support resources to assist family (financial assistance, support groups), health screenings, and referrals for Speech, OT, early childhood education/intervention.


Special Olympics of Oregon provides year round sports training and athletic events for children with special needs such as Track & Field, Bocce, Golf, Softball, Aquatics, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball.

4-H Youth Development Programs assists youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive members of society. Numerous education programs are available such as photography, animal science, leadership, arts & crafts, food preparation, sewing. Additionally youth will learn how to give back through local community service.

Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon offers summer programs, academic support/tutoring, character and citizenship development, healthy lifestyles education, sports opportunities, and a fine arts center.