Bridging Communities is a family-led initiative that is responsive to the needs of families in Southern Oregon with children experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities. From the moment Bridging Communities was launched, it has been shaped by the voices of families in the community. It was these families who worked together to choose the name of the program.

Bridging Communities is guided by the core belief that people who experience disability and their families have the right to live, love, work, play and pursue their life aspirations just as others do in their community.

The Oregon Consortium of Family Networks, a project of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Developmental Disability Services, is an association of family networks committed to a set of core values. Each member is an independent, family-led organization working in collaboration with community partners and each other.

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Bridging Communities

Bridging Communities

Bridging Communities supports families who have a child who experiences disability and the community who support them.

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πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Parent Training in Spanish: How to Talk About Disability in a Positive Way! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

πŸ—“οΈ Date: May 21st, 2024
πŸ•• Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted by Bridging Communities, this online session is perfect for parents and professionals alike! Learn valuable insights on:

πŸ”Ή Understanding disability
πŸ”Ή Effective communication with your children
πŸ”Ή Addressing their questions
πŸ”Ή Accessing helpful resources

Featuring expert presenters:
🌟 Paulina Larenas - Mom, Consultant, Coach, and Special Education Expert
🌟 Rosa Belem Ochoa - Bridging Communities' Latino Community Developer and Community Health Worker

Don't miss out on this FREE event! Register now to secure your spot:

For inquiries, contact us at (541) 414-4958 or

Spread the word and join us in creating a positive dialogue around disability! 🌈

#parenttraining #disabilityawareness #BridgingCommunities #inclusionmatters
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πŸš‚πŸŽ‰ ALL ABOARD! Join Bridging Communities and our partners at Autism Society of Oregon for a day of FAMILY FUN at Medford Railroad Park!

πŸ“… Sat. May 25, 2024
⏰ Morning Session: 10:30am-12:00pm
⏰ Afternoon Session: 1:00-2:30pm

Enjoy train rides, bounce houses, snow cones, face painting, and more! This FREE event is the perfect way to kick off your summer with a smile. Registration is required, so choose the session that works best for you and reserve your spot now!

🎟️ Register for the MORNING Session here:

🎟️ Register for the AFTERNOON Session here:

πŸ“ž Questions? Contact Bridging Communities at (541) 690-8542 or email (

Don't miss out on the fun - see you there! 🌟

#familyfunday #medfordrailroadpark #SummerKickoff
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πŸ“’ Attention all families! πŸ“’

Your feedback matters! Help us serve you better by taking a few moments to complete the Oregon Consortium of Family Networks (OCFN) Annual Survey. Your input guides our efforts in supporting families with children who have disabilities.

πŸ”— Survey Links:

Your responses help us identify strengths, needs, and trends, shaping the future of our services and securing future funding.

πŸ“… Deadline: June 14, 2024

Your voice matters! Thank you for being a part of our community and for sharing your experiences with us. Together, we can create a brighter future for all families. 🌟

#OCFN #FamilyNetworks #survey2024
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We're excited to share an incredible opportunity with you all: a FREE Open ACEs Training! 🌟 Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and get ready to dive into the world of N.E.A.R. (Neurobiology, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiencesβ€”ACESβ€”and Resilience) via Zoom.

Supported by Southern Oregon Success and local Coordinated Care Organizations like AllCare and Jackson Care Connect, as well as other fantastic community partners, this training promises to be insightful and impactful. From Options of Southern Oregon to local K12 school districts, La Clinica, and more, our community is coming together to make a difference.

Peter Buckley from Southern Oregon Success will be leading the charge, sharing his expertise and knowledge with us all. Trust usβ€”you won't want to miss this!

Secure your spot now at and be sure to pass along this invitation to anyone who might be interested.

Let's learn, grow, and support each other as we explore ACEs and resilience together! πŸ’ͺ

#ACEsawareness #CommunityUnity #resiliencetraining
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πŸš‘πŸ“’ What does the future of ambulance services look like in Jackson County? πŸ€” Your input matters! The Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) is teaming up with Jackson County and local healthcare experts to reshape ambulance delivery for the better. This is your chance to make a difference and shape the future of emergency services in our community! 🌟

Take a few minutes to complete the Jackson County Community Ambulance Service Assessment Survey. Your feedback is crucial in crafting ordinances that embrace innovation and improve ambulance services for everyone. πŸ₯πŸ’¬ Let's make sure our voices are heard!

πŸ“† Hurry! The survey closes on May 17th. Every response counts, so spread the word far and wide! Together, we're making advocacy a reality. πŸ’ͺ

Click here to take the survey:

#communityengagement #AmbulanceServices #AdvocacyInProgress
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