Events



October 2018

Join us for Sibshops!

For brothers and sisters, ages 5-7 & 8-12, of kids with special developmental needs

Sibshops with the Swindells Resource Center are lively, pedal-to- the-metal, award-winning celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops acknowledges that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in between. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another – if they are given a chance.

The Sibshops model mixes information and discussion activities with new games designed to be unique, offbeat and appealing to a wide ability range. Sibs ages 5-7 & 8-12! Please join us for this day of celebration of you:

  • Games
  • New friends
  • Discussion activities

Snacks will be provided for the sibs. If there are any specific diet restrictions, please feel free to send along a snack. Register Soon! Space is limited.

A $10 donation would be appreciated for participation in Sibshops.

November 3 (Ages 8-12)
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Mother Gamelin Conference Room, Second Floor, 10150 SE 32nd Ave., Milwaukie, OR 97222

December 15 (Ages 5-12) Group & Holiday Party
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Providence Portland Child Center, 4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213

Registration: Class size is limited and pre- registration is required. Register by phone at 503-215-2429 or toll free at 800-833-8899 ext. 52429.

See Something, Say Something:

Bullying of Children with Special Healthcare Needs

The Swindells Resource Center, in collaboration with local community organizations and Dr. Stewart Newman of Mind Matters, PC, invites you to a free event for families and professionals. The event aims to enhance awareness of the psychological and environmental factors that create bullying and school violence, particularly among children who experience special health needs.

Informational Resource Fair (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Visit our resource fair to gather resources and behavioral health information from our wonderful community partners.

Presentation by Dr. Stewart S. Newman (6:30-8 p.m.)
Dr. Stewart S. Newman, MD, is a managing partner of Mind Matters, PC, in Beaverton, Oregon where he practices full-time as an outpatient child and family psychiatrist working with children across disabilities. He is also a published author and Affiliate Professor at OHSU where he teaches at the School of Medicine, Nursing and the Psychiatric Residency Program.

The presentation will address:

  • The psychological and environmental factors that create bullying and school violence
  • Helpful resources
  • Audience Questions & Answers

Tuesday, October 30, 5:30-8 p.m., Providence Willamette Falls Community Center Auditorium, 519 15th St., Oregon City, OR 97045

Learn more and register

To register by phone, call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899,52429 ext 52429. Spanish interpretation services are- available; please call 503-215-2429 before October 22nd. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners, PDU’s and Certificates of Attendance are available at no cost. Please inquire at Registration.




November 2018

Sensory PDX:

Problem Solving Sensory Strategies for Home + School

Please join Swindells for the second session of our 2018-2019 Sensory PDX series. We’re pleased to have Lisa Porter, OTD/OTR/L present on sensory strategies.

During this free workshop, Lisa will discuss the following topics:

  • The importance of understanding your child's sensory differences
  • The need for your own self-care & self-regulation
  • The importance of support for your child's social-emotional development 
  • The idea of a sensory lifestyle 
  • A problem solving tool to support your child in everyday situations

Lisa Porter is an Occupational Therapist, PhD candidate, and Owner/ Director of Sensory KIDS. She is certified in Sensory Integration, Integrated Listening Systems, Yoga Calm, SOS Feeding Approach, and DIR/ Floortime. Lisa is passionate about building relationships with her clients and families, as well as treating children from a developmental frame of reference.

Thursday, November 8, 7-9 p.m.,
 Providence St Vincent Medical Center, East Pavilion: Souther Auditorium, 9135 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225

Learn more and register

Spanish registration and interpretation services are available; please call 503-215-2429 before October 31. This seminar is free thanks to the generosity of our donors and Sensory PDX Partners.