Our events are now virtual

In response to COVID-19, The Swindells Center is transitioning our educational events to virtual platforms. Register at the links below and we will send information on how to log in to the webinars. For more details, call 503-215-2429 or send us an email.

Developing Our Children's Skills

A six-week parenting class series for families experiencing challenging behaviors with young children who have special needs, including autism spectrum disorders.

Mondays, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services Introduction

Join Mercedes Gutierrez, Service Coordinator and Garth Mackzum, Eligibility Specialist for this introduction to Multnomah County Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services.

Wednesday, October 27 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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Managing Self-Regulation During Early Childhood

Join Autism Spectrum Disorders Specialist, Rowan Hill-Walko, in exploring new strategies to help your young child learn how to manage emotions and self-regulation.

Thursday, October 28 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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Planning for a Health Emergency

Please join us for this workshop for caregivers of children with unique or complex physical health needs. You will receive practical planning tools to use in the event your child requires Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Presented by the Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center.

Wednesday, November 3 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
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Sibling group for brothers and sisters, ages 8-13, of children with special developmental needs. Siblings can share stories, give and receive support, as well as, have fun with children who have similar experiences.

Saturdays, October 16, November 20, December 11 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
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Transition to Adulthood

Join Alisha Langford, ChSNC, Special Needs Planner, Abeona Group for this three-part series, which will explore navigating your adolescent's future services and support.

Tuesday, October 19 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Register online
Tuesday, November 9 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Register online
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Baby Steps

A six-week series support group for new parents and caregivers of babies 0-6 months. Join us for this virtual group to share your experiences, explore important topics and connect with other parents and caregivers.

Wednesdays, October 6 - November 10 | 10 - 11:30 a.m.
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