FACT Oregon will host a Regional Learning Summit in Eugene on Sat., Feb. 29. Parents are invited to learn about special education for all grades, assistive technology, ABLE accounts and the one page profile. Sessions will be available in both English and Spanish.
EMPLOYMENT ROAD MAP
Check out the Employment Roadmap, a new online tool to help people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families chart a path to a job using available services and supports.
Do you know a shining star? Someone who stands out for the work they do to support people who experience disabilities? Is it an exceptional teacher, instructional assistant, volunteer or direct support professional? Or it is a business that has done a wonderful job of supporting an employee who experiences a disability?
The short session of the 2020 Oregon Legislature will convene on Mon., Feb. 3, 2020. Families Connected will be heading to Salem for
DD Advocacy Day on Wed., Feb. 12. Remember, it's important to meet with legislators to share how your family uses supports and services to access a full life in community. Contact
Nancy if you want to join Families Connected for a fun day at the Oregon State Capitol.
BE COUNTED FOR U.S. CENSUS
Census Day is Wed., April 1. Every 10 years, the U.S. counts everyone living in the States. It is important that people with disabilities and their families be counted as the census data impacts how much money state and local governments receive for things like education, Medicaid and Social Security. Read Why the Census Matters for People with Disabilities to learn more and make sure your family is ready to be counted!
COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Portland State University is now accepting applications for its Career and Community Services program. The program provides an inclusive college experience for students with an intellectual disability, which includes academic coursework and integrated employment. Learn more about the
Career and Community Services Program.
The Arc Families Connected
provides peer support to parents on their journey of raising a child with a disability.