Health and Human Services
Developmental Disabilities- Foster Care
We certify non-relative foster homes for children with developmental disabilities in Lane County that provide care and services in a safe, secure, home-like environment. Care includes 24 hour supervision, the provision of room and board, assistance with the activities of everyday living (from grooming and eating to participation in leisure activities) and access to services which help residents develop appropriate skills to maintain or increase their level of functioning.
When to contact the DD Services Coordinator or Child Foster Certifier
Cascade Training Co-op.
Trainings for providers and caregivers in Lane County supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition
This site has articles & video recordings by well-known experts in the DD field. This includes: Kathie Snow, David Pitonyak, and Debra McLean. Follow the link below and click on "current trainings" and "Past Training Archives" on the top left hand column.
Oregon Administrative Rule for Child Foster Homes
This site outlines the mandatory rules that child foster providers follow for foster homes.
The Arc Lane County
Advocacy, activities, and resources for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
One of the leading innovative thinkers in the DD field. He has expertise in supporting people with challenging behaviors. This website has relevant articles, resource links, training video, and more.