Autism Summit in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon has one of the highest rates of autism in the country and that’s why people from across the state are gathering to learn how to deal with those experiencing autism. “Families for Community” along with county services are holding the first ever Southern Oregon Autism Summit, it’s the first of its … Continue reading »

Plane Practice for Disabled Travelers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Saturday evening, 26 families with special needs checked through security, waited at their gate and prepared to board a plane all for practice for the families and the flight crews. “This is really beneficial for us to see whether he was capable of going on a long run or not,” said Phil … Continue reading »

Easier Air Travel With Disabilities

MEDFORD, Ore. – Flying can be difficult for the everyday traveler, but for children with disabilities, the experience can be even harder, but a first-of-its-kind program in Southern Oregon wants to help. Alaska Airlines is teaming with the non-profit Families for Community for an event to teach families with children with disabilities about the challenges … Continue reading »