Dear Community Vision Family,

Happy April to each one of you. Our accomplishments, this past month have been as varied as our weather! We are proud to share a number of stories, and are grateful to each of you for your role in our work. Thanks for reading!

Graphic design with Community Vision. Our Mission: Community Vision provides services, education, and advocacy to ensure that people with disabilities direct their own lives. We work with our community to foster inclusion, enhance accessibility, and achieve systems change.

We Love This Team!

We were just delighted to welcome staff and board members to our office in early April for cocktail hour and to celebrate Joe Wykowski's transition towards retirement. We are grateful for all he has meant to CV and the people we support.

It has been YEARS since we had the opportunity to all be together. It was great to see old friends catching up and new connections forming.

We love our team!

Click the pictures to the right to see the whole gallery.

A collage of pictures of our staff and board.

Support Across the Northwest

A graphic image of an Assistive Technology Professional working with a toddler boy. Next to them is a Step by Step switch and some picture boards used for communication.

This month, our incredible team in the Assistive Technology (AT) Lab had the chance to work with a young 2-year-old child whose family brought them all the way from Montana.

The child, who has both vision and motor impairment, was recommended to us by their speech therapist and our time together was meaningful for all. During the consultation, we were able to share ideas to help the young child communicate and interact with others. We even shared ideas for the speech therapist to try in their future sessions. The family was delighted and left more encouraged than before.

It's just another example of the work done in the AT Lab, both with direct 1 on 1 services to families, and "teaching the teachers" who work directly with children!


More Jobs for More Folx!


If our update from our Employment Access is short this month, it's because they have been hard at work these past few weeks setting up and conducting interviews for so many folks in our program looking for work. They are excited to share that they've had 4 successful job placements in the months of March & April!

CV logo with some fireworks coming out of it and one of the petals has been turned into a small face with a party hat, blowing a noise maker.
A turquoise banner that says we are hiring. It lists Direct Support Professional and says Join our Team!. There is a white megaphone on the left side and a orange button with blue writing that says contact us on the right lower side.

Vision on The Green - 2 Weeks Away!

Vision on the Green is just two weeks away!

We are looking for 3 more Teams and 5 more Hole Sponsors to hit our goals. Come join us, it is sure to be a fantastic day.

Individuals can play for $150, which gets you a full day of golf, including drinks and food. (Community Vision staff and program participants receive 50% off!)

Teams are $550 for a team of 4, including golf, food, and beverages.

And Hole Sponsorships (Signage at Tee Box and Green) are just $100!

An immense thank you to all of our sponsors and those who have registered to play. We are grateful for your support and cannot wait to see you all in a few weeks!

A large image that lists all of our golf tournament Sponsors. The Inclusion Sponsors are PNC Bank and Taurus Power & Controls and the Community Sponsor is Lawyers Title. The Hole Sponsors are Taurus, PNC, Lawyers Title, Cabral Neurodiversity Services, Migration Brewing, Oregon Blue Print, Nutranomics (two holes), Roost Homes, and Summit Bank. Migration and Oregon Blueprint are both in-kind donors.

A Home of Her Own for Erin

Choosing to live on your own after living under your parent's roof can be a daunting task. For Erin (name changed), the process was so much easier with the support of our Housing Access team to guide her through the process.

We asked her what safe, affordable housing meant for her life, and this was her response: "Having affordable housing has put my finances in this amazing place where I can actually afford to pay off my students loans. Now I'm able to personally budget my rent and debt without relying on others for help."


"Due to my disabilities I've struggled earning raises in my life, and now I'm living consistently thanks to subsidized housing." 

We're so happy for Erin and the steps she's taking to improve her life. 

"I quit drinking nine months ago. I wasn't able to be focused on my health or self-esteem in my previous unsustainable living arrangements, my sobriety is important to me now. "

Affordable housing is so much more than a roof over someone's head. It's a place to call your own, and can be a step towards complete wellness. 


Laddie's Corner #201

Hi People,

Recently I had the opportunity to sit in on a discussing panel for the documentary I had the pleasure to be involved with called “In the Shadow of Fairview”. On March 14th, a group of over 100 people gathered to watch about an hour of the documentary on Zoom and asked questions about my experience living in the institution.

Continue Reading Here!

A picture of Laddie during a return trip to Fairview years after it was shut down. He and a friend are outside of the main building.

Two Grants for our AT Lab!

The Carol & Velma Saling Foundation Logo
The Collins Foundation Logo

We are deeply grateful for the continued support from The Carol & Velma Saling Foundation ($25,000) and The Collins Foundation ($30,000). Their consistent support has been integral to growing our AT Lab to a program that served over 1,200 people last year. Their generosity also ensures that we can plan strategically to cultivate partnerships that build AT capacity and further accessibility across the Pacific Northwest! Last year we participated in 200 hours of partner collaboration. We are honored to have such committed and like-minded partners in our pursuit of a more inclusive and accessible world for people with disabilities. 


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