Special Olympics 2015: New Theme Song Inspires Us to #ReachUp

We loved the Special Olympics 2015 song from Coca-Cola and here’s why. The Special Olympics and The Coca-Cola Company (founding partners of the Special Olympics) teamed up to provide the 2015 Special Olympics World Games with a new theme song, “Reach Up.” The foundation rallied musicians Mark Roberge of the band O.A.R and Cody Simpson… Read More

The Miracle League: A Model for Athletes with Disabilities

Many children grow up spending their weekends at a baseball field dreaming of hitting the game-winning home run, cheering on their teammates at bat, munching on a handful of sunflower seeds, and owning the stains on their clothes as badges of honor. But imagine having a deep-seated desire to participate in this dynamic sport, only… Read More

Kuni Foundation Donates $5 Million to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge

June 26, 2015 Good Friday Everyone, I’m pleased to share some thrilling news. Yesterday, the Wayne D. Kuni & Joan E. Kuni Foundation contributed $5 million to Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) Knight Cancer Institute. The gift is dedicated to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Challenge to transform early detection and treatment of cancer and save countless… Read More

Special Olympics: A History

Every year, 4.4 million athletes over 170 countries are training and competing in 80,000 Olympic style summer and winter sporting events. Every two years, these special athletes advance to compete on the world’s stage. The Special Olympics is the world’s largest organization for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing training, opportunity and life-changing experiences for… Read More

Postsecondary Education for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Summertime marks a season of major transition for families with recent high school graduates. The hustle and bustle of catching school buses and scheduling parent teacher conferences, attending school concerts and marching band practice are behind them and the family discussion turns to plans for the next big stage in life, college. The anticipation of… Read More

Employment Barriers for Developmentally Disabled Adults

Research indicates that despite the eagerness and motivation to work, the majority of adults with developmental disabilities are unemployed or underemployed. Adults with developmental disabilities make up approximately one third of individuals in the workplace, facing challenging differences in wage and compensation. Stephen’s Place Provides Specialized Employment Training Programs Stephen’s Place is devoted to providing… Read More

Is a Residential Care Facility Right for You?

Making decisions for the care of your loved one is very important – how do you decide if a residential care facility is the right choice?  As you begin to explore the options, there are many factors to consider. Before beginning your research, it is important to evaluate the needs of your loved one in… Read More

How To Choose A Residential Care Facility

Choosing a residential care facility for your loved one is an important endeavor and requires more than a search of the internet and searching websites. It’s important before scheduling visits to residential care sites to create a list of questions with your cares and concerns.  You know your loved one and his or her needs… Read More

Welcome to Stephen’s Place!

By Sarah Seely A decade ago, Stephen’s Place was just a dream. A “wouldn’t it be amazing if” idea that sat in the minds of the Kuni family. It may be one of those things, that you wouldn’t really understand how needed it was, or how absent it was, until you needed it for yourself,… Read More