The mission for the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder is to develop appropriate, collaborative and timely supports and services across the lifespan.
This mission is accomplished by the creation and implementation of a long term strategic plan that increases coordination, promotes best available practice, makes efficient use of resources, and both directly engages with, and better responds to the needs of, people on the spectrum and their families.
The Autism Commission Seeks Volunteers
September 03, 2014
The Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders is seeking potential volunteers for its Subcommittees, with emphasis on the Adult Services Subcommittee which is in the process of being re-established.
The Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders is seeking potential volunteers for its Subcommittees, with emphasis on the Adult Services Subcommittee which is in the process of being re-established. New members of the Adult Services Subcommittee will be asked to select which recommendations they want to focus on as outlined the Commission’s 2010 Report to the Governor (Pages 82-88). The Commission is interested in finding enthusiastic volunteers, both those who experience an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and those who are supportive of adults who experience ASD such as family members, service agency coordinators, etc. to be subcommittee members and one to two people who may be interested in chairing the committee.
To learn more, please browse through the Commission’s Subcommittee Charters online at the Subcommittees Page and the 2010 OCASD Report to the Governor here:
2010 Final Report
It’s easy to get involved. Just follow these three steps if you want to help us take action that will make a positive difference for individuals with ASD, their families and communities!
1. Select the Subcommittee that aligns with your strengths and interests
Various factors will be considered when selecting volunteers, including geographic representation and experience. If no volunteer positions are available at the time your volunteer application is received, it will be placed on file for future consideration when volunteer opportunities arise.
Thank you for supporting the Commission in this recruitment process. We are excited to reach potential new volunteers and look forward to reviewing your application!
Chairperson, Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders
2014 OCASD Implementation Grants
September 11, 2014
Announcing the 2014 OCASD Implementation Grants Request for Proposals
The Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders is soliciting responses to several Request for Proposals (RFP) to implement recommendations of the Commission's 10 Year Strategic Plan.
Proposals are due by October 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM.
RFP 22014 Families:
Suggestions and strategies for families by families on home life, environmental accommodations, community participation and service navigation.
RFP 32014 Families:
Residential environment walk-thru video to help families assess their homes for safety issues and stress factors, and provide demonstrations on helpful environmental techniques.
RFP 42014 Health:
Disseminate accessible, ASD-oriented, health-related materials to youth and adults on the autism spectrum and their families.
RFP 52014 Health:
Glossary of terms for interventions on speech therapy and other topics such as occupational therapy and applied behavioral analysis, along with their evidence basis to assist families in making health care decisions.
RFP 62014 Health:
Survey community speech & language pathologists to ascertain current practices and training needs.
RFP 72014 SIA:
Develop training modules on differential diagnoses.
Governor’s Executive Order
June 25, 2011
April 22, 2013
Oregon Commission Autism Spectrum Disorder 10 Year Plan December 2010
OCASD Report December 2010
Report to the Governor March 2013