Calendar

Oct
21
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Oct 21 @ 8:30 AM – Oct 22 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, October 21st, 2019 AND
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Oct
28
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Oct 28 @ 8:30 AM – Oct 29 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, October 28th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This two-day class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Nov
4
Mon
2019
[Full] Psychotropic Medications @ Community Vision
Nov 4 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Community Vision

Presenters:

Lori Olson, PMHNP

Description:

Information, questions and answers about medications used in mental health treatments — by a highly experienced medical professional providing supports to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities & support agencies.

Directions:

Located on the corner of SE 20th & Division (street parking)

Nov
7
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ INW -- Conference Room
Nov 7 @ 9:00 AM – Nov 8 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 AND
Friday, November 8th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for
understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support
and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses
on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

[Please Note: You MUST dress in athletic clothes and shoes.]

Nov
11
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Nov 11 @ 8:30 AM – Nov 12 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, November 11th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This two-day class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Nov
13
Wed
2019
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Nov 13 @ 9:00 AM – Nov 14 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 AND
Thursday, November 14th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: Participants must wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes to allow for full participation in physical practice activities. Please do not wear open-toed or high heel shoes or sandals, short skirts or clothing that will restrict your physical practice of techniques.]

Directions:

Parking lot is directly across the street.

Nov
18
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Nov 18 @ 8:30 AM – Nov 19 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, November 18th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Community Services -- Training Room
Nov 21 @ 9:00 AM – Nov 22 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, November 21st, 2019 AND
Friday, November 22nd, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

[Please Note: You MUST dress in athletic clothes and shoes.]

Dec
5
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ INW -- Conference Room
Dec 5 @ 9:00 AM – Dec 6 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, December 5th, 2019 AND
Friday, December 6th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This two day OIS-G class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

[Please Note: You MUST dress in athletic clothes and shoes.]

Dec
10
Tue
2019
Pain and its Influence on Behavior @ Community Access Services
Dec 10 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Changing Minds PBS, ATCBS.org, and Community Access Services

Presenters:

Kelley Gordham

Description:

Pain represents a significant factor on our behavior. Pain and discomfort are serious issues for those of us who encounter challenges supporting individuals with IDD. New research, including the use of brain imaging technology, has redefined the idea of pain’s influence on self-control, This presentation will cover the latest research into pain and discomfort and the connection between discomfort and weakened skills. Several independent research projects (including neuroscience, behavioral psychology and positive behavior support) have been studied in conjunction with work by several of the APBS networks to give us a better understanding of how pain disrupts decision-making.

Directions:

From Portland area, take Highway 26 west. Take the Cornell exit and turn left onto Cornell. Twin Oaks Plaza will be on your left off of Cornell (169th Place). Turn right into the parking lot.

If you get lost, please call Community Access Services at 503-533-4373.

Dec
11
Wed
2019
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Dec 11 @ 9:00 AM – Dec 12 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 AND
Thursday, December 12th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

Parking lot is directly across the street.

Dec
16
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Dec 16 @ 8:30 AM – Dec 17 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, December 16th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Dec
17
Tue
2019
Aging and Disabilities @ Community Access Services
Dec 17 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Changing Minds PBS, ATCBS.org, and Community Access Services

Presenters:

Kelley Gordham

Description:

Session Objectives:

  • Characteristics of Aging, Alzheimers and other Dementias and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Self Regulation in aging and its implication
  • Loss of Control and “Filling in the Blanks”
  • Emerging Practices in Approaches for our Aging Population

Directions:

From Portland area, take Highway 26 west. Take the Cornell exit and turn left onto Cornell. Twin Oaks Plaza will be on your left off of Cornell (169th Place). Turn right into the parking lot.

If you get lost, please call Community Access Services at 503-533-4373.

Dec
23
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Dec 23 @ 8:30 AM – Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, December 23rd, 2019 AND
Monday, December 30th, 2019.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Jan
8
Wed
2020
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Jan 8 @ 9:00 AM – Jan 9 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AND
Thursday, January 9th, 2020.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

Parking lot is directly across the street.

Jan
13
Mon
2020
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Jan 13 @ 8:30 AM – Jan 14 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, January 13th, 2020 AND
Tuesday, January 14th, 2020.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Jan
20
Mon
2020
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Jan 20 @ 8:30 AM – Jan 21 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, January 20th, 2020 AND
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Jan
30
Thu
2020
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Community Services Training Room
Jan 30 @ 9:00 AM – Jan 31 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 AND
Friday, January 31st, 2020.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

Feb
6
Thu
2020
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ INW -- Conference Room
Feb 6 @ 9:00 AM – Feb 7 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 AND
Friday, February 7th, 2020.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

Feb
10
Mon
2020
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Feb 10 @ 8:30 AM – Feb 11 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, February 10th, 2020 AND
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Feb
11
Tue
2020
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Feb 11 @ 9:00 AM – Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 AND
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

Parking lot is directly across the street.

Feb
24
Mon
2020
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Feb 24 @ 8:30 AM – Feb 25 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, February 24th, 2020 AND
Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Mar
10
Tue
2020
Why Do They Do That? Current Practices in Working with Self Injurious Behavior (SIB) @ Community Access Services
Mar 10 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Changing Minds PBS, ATCBS.org, and Community Access Services

Presenters:

Kelley Gordham

Description:

This updated 6 hour presentation will summarize current research into the causes of self-injurious behavior, the various treatment methods of the past, and new, innovative and integrated approaches. We will also explore similarities between self-injury and self-stimulation. Participants will be presented with ideas for assessment, innovative program development and tracking of self-injurious behavior.

Directions:

From Portland area, take Highway 26 West. Take the Cornell exit and turn left onto Cornell. Twin Oaks Plaza will be on your left off of Cornell (169th Place).

If you get lost, please call Community Access Services at 503-533-4373.

Mar
12
Thu
2020
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Mar 12 @ 9:00 AM – Mar 13 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 AND
Friday, March 13th, 2020.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

Parking lot is directly across the street.

Mar
16
Mon
2020
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Mar 16 @ 8:30 AM – Mar 17 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, March 16th, 2020 AND
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Mar
18
Wed
2020
[Postponed] Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) @ East County Police Station
Mar 18 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

[Please Note: This class pas been postponed to 5/29/20.]

Assigned Host:

Albertina Kerr

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, MS Ed

Description:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are the leading cause of Intellectual Disabilities. The term refers to conditions such as: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effects, Alcohol-Related Neuro-Developmental Disorder and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects. Often the disability is invisible and the person is misunderstood, labeled as lazy and considered to be “difficult to work with.” The distinct compromises in executive functioning created by exposure to alcohol can lead to myths and misconceptions about the working memory, inferential reasoning skills and information processing.

This training is geared towards anyone supporting an individual living with the cognitive and adaptive effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in a family home, a group living arrangement or a foster care setting. Participants will be provided information about the diagnosis and the specific impact on one’s learning and behavioral exhibitions. A new perspective about the underlying function of many challenging behaviors associated with FASD will be made available to participants throughout the training.

This workshop will help participants understand the damage that alcohol can have on the developing brain and provide practical strategies that are most effective when dealing with FASD within a family setting, foster home environment, group home and/or day program. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders present increasing challenges and often utilize a large portion of community based crisis stabilization services. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone who provides support services to individuals within the I/DD community.

Directions:

Parking is available across the street.

Mar
24
Tue
2020
[Postponed] New Research on Self-Regulation Depletion and Caregiver Performance @ Community Access Services
Mar 24 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

[Please Note: this class has been postponed to 6-2-2020.]
[Please Note: this class was subsequently postponed again and a new date has not yet been set.]

Assigned Host:

ATCBS.org & Community Access Services

Presenters:

Kelley Gordham

Description:

Tremendous responsibilities are placed on our caregivers every day. Loss of self-regulation (formerly “self-control”) is a serious issue for those of us who encounter challenges supporting individuals with IDD. Interviews with providers as well as Protector Services investigators indicates that loss of control is a major factor in failures in providing care. New research, including the use of brain imaging technology, has redefined the idea of self-control. This presentation will cover the latest research into “depletion” of self-control, the connection between self-control and weakened skills, and suggest several ideas to improve our performance as caregivers (as well as those individuals we support). Several independent research projects (including neuroscience, behavioral psychology and positive behavior support) have been studied in conjunction with work by several of the APBS networks to give us a better understanding of how self-regulation depletes over time. We will also discuss the brain’s tendency to conserve energy and how that affects numerous behaviors.

Directions:

From Portland area, take Highway 26. Take the Cornell exit and turn left onto Cornell. Twin Oaks Plaza will be on your left off of Cornell (169th Place). Turn right into the parking lot.

If you get lost, please call Community Access Services at 503-533-4373 for assistance.

Mar
26
Thu
2020
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Community Services Training Room
Mar 26 @ 9:00 AM – Mar 27 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 AND
Friday, March 27th, 2020.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

Apr
3
Fri
2020
[Cancelled] Normal and Not Normal Aging; Understanding the Difference @ Edwards Center – Arctic Building
Apr 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

[Please Note: This class has been cancelled.]

Assigned Host:

Edwards Center

Presenters:

Shelly Edwards, PAC Certified Instructor

Description:

  • What’s the difference between “normal” aging versus “not normal” aging related to various cognitive functions?
  • Learn how to describe the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision, and the major differences between protective and discriminating sensation in each
  • What is the impact of changing sensory awareness and processing as dementia progresses?
  • Come learn how to develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. Lastly, come learn some new skills related to approach, cueing, and ability to connect with people affected by dementia
  • The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction. The workshop will also address typical issues that occur from early stages of the condition, through mid-disease, and into the final care concerns that are part of the progression
Apr
6
Mon
2020
[Cancelled] Autism: It’s Not (Always) What You Think @ East Precinct Police -- Community Room
Apr 6 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

[Please Note: This class has been cancelled.]

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

Andee Joyce

Description:

In part 1 of this 3-part series, this class will discuss myths, assumptions, and realities about autism. Among topics covered will be sensory issues, executive functioning, acquiring life skills “autistic-style,” and specific issues regarding people first diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition in adulthood.

Directions:

Parking is available in the lot across the street.