Tina DeSouza, Behavior Services Director
OIS Steering Committee Member
and Mentor Instructor
BEHAVIOR CONSULTATION AND TRAINING
Opportunity Foundation has been providing behavioral support for individuals with disabilities since 1965. Our team of highly trained specialists are experts in creating positive, person-centered plans so individuals with disabilities can live more fulfilling, independent and inclusive lives.
We offer consultation for all families and individuals who experience disabilities.
Following the assessment process and input from family members, caregivers, and staff, we are able to identify what personalized tools work best for each individual we support.
Please contact Tina DeSouza, Behavior Services Director, at 541-604-8768 for more information
We offer training tailored to your family, business, or personal needs.
Let us know how we can support your goals!
Training Classes We Offer:
In each class we cover how to work with people who experience a disability.
Understand, Prevent, Respond
For professionals, families, and anyone who wants to learn to work with people with challenging behavior. Session 1 and 2 available. Make and Take supports included in Session 2.
How to maximize learning and understanding in various environments (All audiences).
Parent OIS Classes
One day course for parents and siblings of those who experience a disability,
OIS General and Individual Focus
2 day (12 hour) Course for families and professionals needing to be certified to work with those with a disability or needing information on how to best support people with disabilities.
(Employers, General Public)
History of Opportunity Foundation, how to use person first language, how inclusion enhances your work environment.
Certified Oregon Intervention System Training (OIS)
This class includes time for discussion as well as exercises.
PERSONALIZED TOOLS FOR YOUR NEEDS
Meet Our Behavior Support Team
Tina DeSouza, Behavior Professional who holds a degree in Psychology and Speech Therapy. She is vice chair of the Deschutes County Behavioral Health Board and a certified Oregon Intervention System (OIS) Mentor Trainer. She has 17+ years working with children and adults who experience challenging behavior. Tina is passionate about bridging gaps in cross system services, inclusive communities and helping families to be successful in their parenting journey. In her free time she enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking in beautiful Central Oregon with her friends and family.
Cierra Scurlock has a degree in Sociology from The University of Oregon and has worked for the Opportunity Foundation for over 9 years. She is a certified Mentor OIS instructor and independent instructor. She specializes in providing behavior supports for adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. When she isn’t providing positive behavior supports, she is singing, taking pictures or enjoying the outdoors.
Stephanie Hunter is a Behavior Professional/OIS Mentor Trainer as well as President of Central Oregon Disability Support Network’s Board (CODSN) and an ARC Oregon board member. She has been working with children & adults that experience disability and co-occurring mental health needs for 19+ years, with 12 years providing behavior consultation throughout the State. She trains Positive Behavior Support strategies and is passionate about “meeting people where they are at” with individualized supports that are a fit for everyone involved. She believes the key to improving quality of life in our communities is strong family networks, systems collaboration, cultural competency, and unconventional thinking. She enjoys cooking, thrift shopping with her daughter, and reading science fiction.
Jackson Rich has a BS in Sociology from Montana State University. He worked in I/DD services since February 2013; Behavior Specialist since January 2017. Jackson likes to work with all types of people, but he is particularly passionate about working with families. He tries to use humor and creativity when providing services. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, watching TV. Fun fact about me: I’m engaged!