No Dead Ends for Kids

Angela Jarvis-Holland and her son Daniel present testimony at PPS Board of Education meeting. Daniel shares his college goals and asks members of the Board to be on his team.

NWDSA/ABI on “Situations & Conversations with Tra’Renee” (Audio Link)

Michael Parker, Executive Director of the Oregon 529 Savings Network, and Angela Jarvis-Holland and Steve Holland from NWDSA/ABI, appeared on the radio program “Situations & Conversations with Tra’Renee” to discuss the newly launched Oregon ABLE Savings Plan.

Listen to this very informative conversation.

NWDSA/ABI on OPB’s “Think Out Loud” (Audio Link)

NWDSA Executive Director Angela Jarvis-Holland, along with Brian Skotko and self-advocate Karen Gaffney, appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s radio program “Think Out Loud” on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st, 2011, to speak about “living with Down syndrome”.

Listen to the broadcast and join in the discussion

Video from the Portland Public Schools Presentation: Beyond Accessibility: Universal Design for Learning


Angela Jarvis-Holland, Michael Bailey, Alicia Delashmutt, and others presented for the Portland Public Schools’ Long Range Facilities group. You can check out the incredible and dynamic presentation for yourself!

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Click here to download a PDF version of the Power Point presentation.


“Special week heightens awareness of respecting others”

Members of the NWDSA/ABI Youth Group address students at Philomath High School.

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“Surprising idea for special education students: Go to college”

Daniel Jarvis-Holland is a sophomore at Benson Polytechnic High School. He has Down syndrome and wants to go to college. Now he finally can. PSU is pioneering a way for young Oregonians with intellectual disabilities to attend college via the Think College Inclusion Oregon (TCIO) project.

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