When a child experiences a disability, family dynamics change. Parents can feel isolated as they navigate health, education, and other important decisions on their own. Siblings may find that their peers can’t relate to some of the experiences unique to living with a sibling with a disability. To provide a platform for families to connect around these shared experiences, Bridging Communities was created.
Bridging Communities is a family-led initiative that is responsive to the needs of families in Southern Oregon with children experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities.
From the moment Bridging Communities was launched, it has been shaped by the voices of families in the community. It was these families who worked together to choose the name of the program.