Deschutes County IDD December Events

As the pandemic continues to rage on in our corner of Oregon, and around the world, I’m sure most people are looking for fun things to do during this time. We received information regarding some fun (and safe) December events in Deschutes county, for those with IDD. Please take a gander below;

                     December Events

Wednesday, December 2nd 6-7pm “Know Fleliz-Train Man” *FREE*

The beloved tradition of the Train Man at the library continues-virtually.


Thursday, December 3rd 6pm-7pm “ Planning for a Health Emergency” webinar *FREE*

Please join Swindells Resource Center and Tamara Bakewell from the Oregon Family to Family Health Information Center for practical tools and a plan in the event their child requires Emergency Medical Services. Register here:

Tuesday, December 8th 6pm-7pm “ Transition to Adulthood-The Nuts and Bolts of Guardianship” webinar*FREE*

Please join Swindells Resource Center and staff from Wiscarson Law for an overview of different aspects of guardianship. Register here:


Wednesday, December 9th 6pm-7pm “Early Childhood Mental Health” Webinar *FREE*

Please join Swindells Resource Center and Alejandra Moreno LPC as she shares what is Early Childhood/Infant Mental Health, the importance of the role of the family/caregivers, appropriate behaviors according to stages of development, and when a behavior becomes worrisome. Register here:


Saturday, December 5th 12pm “Behavior IS Communication!”  with Spanish Interpretation Webinar *FREE*

Presented by FACT Oregon, during this webinar you’ll learn what behavior is, develop strategies to decrease challenging behavior at home and school, and receive tips and tools to help you partner with your child’s IEP team to develop appropriate behavior services to support your child. Register here:

Thursday, December 17th 4pm –7pm “Museum and Me-Winter Edition” *FREE*

A quieter time for children and adults who experience physical, intellectual and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibits and revisit your favorites. Be sure to snap photos of your loved ones in our winter wonderland photo backdrop. Register here:

Tuesdays 4-430pm Online Art Activities for Kids *FREE*

Join Camp Fire for virtual art activities every Tuesday at 4pm. Designed for K-5th graders but open to all! No Registration required.


I would love to take this time to remind everyone that we are super close to getting towards the end of this pandemic. Please hang in there for a little bit longer. I know it is hard, but a vaccine is just around the corner. Wash your hands, wear your masks, and continue to distance, and above all else, STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK!!!! I, and my father (who works in the pharmaceutical industry), are sure that by late spring/early summer of 2021, we will likely be out of this pandemic. Keep your head up, our monthly game/art/food night is coming back sooner than you will likely think!