Mission: Our mission is to enrich the social fabric of our community through fuller participation of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We envision a society that relies upon the diverse experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Results: On-the-Move spends over 10,000 hours each year modeling inclusive practices for the broader community. Community members' lives are enriched when they are able to meet, interact, and engage with our participants and staff.
Participants, staff and volunteers benefit too! We invest in people to ensure personal growth and empowerment for everyone who walks through our doors.
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
Programs: Community Inclusion activities for adults with special needs
Free reading classes for adults with special needs
Healthy Relationships program for adults with special needs
Trainings for community members, business, and organizations about disability issues and inclusive practices
It seems that the staff is diverse and well trained, and really enjoys working with adults with disabilities. The organization tries to find and participate in activities that are healthful for them and the community.
The On-The-Move organization gives my daughter an opportunity to socialize, make close friends, and get out into the community. Getting out and about with people other than family is such a great chance for her. She loves the staff and even gets some one-on-one time to assist her growth. With On-The-Move she gets many experiences she would never get such as events at Pioneer Square, open air markets at the park blocks, activities with friends at parks, hands on activities provided by businesses. I am extremely grateful for the
Our daughter moved to Portland last year to work for On the Move. We visited her at the On the Move facilities and had a chance to meet with the participants and the staff . Our son who has Down syndrome was with us and we were all very impressed by the enthusiasm, compassion and enjoyment that everyone was experiencing. We love all the photos and updates from On The Move's Facebook page. This is a group that is doing excellent work for the participants and the Portland community at large. We hope this organization continues to receive the so much needed financial support and community appreciation that is so richly deserves. We know from our own experience that On the Move is truly a wonderful , special organization that is not easily replicated.
My daughter has been coming to On The Move for 5 years. She loves it. Its her /life line/connection to the community, freinds, creative activities. She has a family here. Don't know what she/ we would do without On The Move.