Oregon’s Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder held significant strategic planning meetings during Fall and Winter of 2016 in order to gain insight from stakeholders and identify an effective strategic plan that best presents OCASD’s mission and values.
The strategic planning meetings, which were held across the state and had a regional focus, were initiated in order to refresh and regain the focus of the Commission, as well as expand our community-based involvement throughout all regions of Oregon. As a result of these meetings, continued progress by OCASD and its work groups is in clear view, and the development of new, more efficient process for impacting change for individuals who experience Autism is underway.
The first meeting, held November 14th brought together stakeholders from various parts of the Autism support sector. Participants used topical discussion worksheets based off of content from our 2010 Report to the Governor. These prompted conversation for brainstorming at round table discussion groups
The focus groups that met in mid-December in Klamath Falls, Roseburg and Medford, included 34 participants overall. Discussion was very productive and there was great interest in seeing OCASD become more nimble, effective and inclusive of several new voices and ideas.