On-The-Move Community Integration

Rating: 4.98 stars   41 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Disabilities, Human Services


4187 SE Division St Portland OR 97202 USA


1. To assist adults with developmental disabilities in accessing meaningful, healthful, and environmentally responsible activities in our community. 2. To enrich the social fabric of our community through fuller participation of individuals with differences. 3. To increase social appreciation for human differences through modeling the celebration of diversity.


Only 5 years old, On-the-Move has grown from serving 7 individuals with disabilities to 55 participants with a waiting list. We started a free reading class in 2012 and have given 40 students with special needs the opportunity to work on independent living skills. We trained 30 community members in inclusion and disability issues. Our commitment to sustainability achieved the silver rating certification in Portland's sustainability at work program and we have been voted in Oregon's Top 100 Green businesses for two years. We are thankful of the community support that has allowed us so many accomplishments in such a short time!

Target demographics:

Adults with intellectual disabilites/ developmental disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year:

55 adults with special needs in our community inclusion program; 40 adults with special needs in our reading class; 10 adults with special needs in Socializing Colorfully; 30 nondisabled community members in disability awareness/ inclusive practice trainings

Geographic areas served:

Portland, OR and surrounding areas


Community Inclusion activities for adults with special needs Free reading classes for adults with special needs Socializing Colorfully program for persons of color with special needs Trainings for community members, business, and organizations about disability issues and inclusive practices

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Reviews for On-The-Move Community Integration

Rating: 5 stars  

I like On-the-Move! It's a joyful place. I really like all of the staff that are here. They spend a lot of time really getting to know people and understand everyone. I also enjoy all the activities- especially when we do arts and crafts and when we explore art galleries.

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I like On-the-Move every day. because I hang out with my friends. I go to the potluck for volunteering at the food bank.

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I love On-the-Move. The staff worry about my safety. We just have fun."

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Shout out to On-the-Move staff who are understanding, helpful and friendly. My loved one participates in the program and continues to thrive. On-the-Move gives us purpose and much needed balance in our lives.

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My daughter was very hesitant and nervous her first day at On the Move. She came home that afternoon with the biggest smile and could not wait to go back. It has been about a year and she will soon be adding another day with the program. She has blossomed. She has more confidence with in the community, she has developed new interests and has a real bond with the staff and participants of On the Move. This is an amazing program with excellent, caring staff. We are so very grateful to be part of this organization. They change challenges into success stories.

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I like to do outings. I like which group and staff I am in. Walking! We go to new places. My favorite things are when we go see stages, like performances on stages, music concerts and acting and plays and stuff. I like doing journals. That is where each staff has cameras and they take pictures of people and things on the outing, and we make a journal page at the end of the day.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is fun. We do lots of free stuff. We go to different places like art museums, galleries, concerts, and volunteer projects. We take the bus and the max to all kinds of places. We enjoy the nice sun outside! We can eat lunch outside on a nice sunny day. We do so many different activities.

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I volunteer at the Oregon Zoo with On-the-Move. I volunteer at Happy Trails horses with On-the-Move. I get exercise and stay healthy. I make friends and spend time with friends.

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On-the-Move is a great place to meet people. You can make friends. It's a good place to get help with your independent living skills. I would recommend On-the-Move to people I know like my friend and my family.

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I started with On-the-Move a long time ago. I think that On-the-Move helped me a lot for the reading class. It taught us how to make friends. I have a lot of memories with On-the-Move. The staff are great. We come together as a family. I feel safe in the community because of On-the-Move. We had a great year!

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I think it is important to keep On-the-Move open. I don't want the budget cuts to hurt us.

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