September 2020 Newsletter
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Ready or not, fall is here. We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: We know this year will be different.

In this month's newsletter you’ll find…

  • A message about the upcoming year from Cori Mielke, FACT Oregon Program Lead

Remember, you’re not alone! Our Support Specialists are here for you and ready to answer questions, share information and resources, and to listen. Call (503) 786-6082 or email

We got this!
Signature of Roberta Dunn Executive Director of FACT Oregon
Upcoming Events - September Webinar Series
September Webinar Series
Grab your favorite beverage and join us for a series of three webinars about "Special Education and the IEP: Preparing for the 2020-21 School Experience"! We'll talk about new terminology, state guidance, and more!

These are FREE trainings you can join from ANYWHERE from your phone, computer or travel required!
Sept 12th | 12:00pm
Planning for the Upcoming 20-21 Year
Sept 16th | 4:00pm
IEP Meetings: Preparation and Participation
Sept 23rd | 9:00 am
Understanding Goals, Modifications, and Accommodations
This webinar series is also available in Spanish. Dates and times are found at
Back to School Message from Cori Mielke, Program Lead
Cori Mielke
“Back to school”Just a year ago that may have meant the hustle and bustle of school schedules, school supply shopping, and anxiously waiting to find out who your child’s teacher would be. A lot has changed since then. We’re learning new terms like: Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), limited in-person instruction, and hybrid learning models...If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, I don’t blame you, with all of the changes, we’re having a hard time keeping up too...
The All Ability Tri4Youth Virtual Challenge is a Wrap!
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Isabella Jacob and Family Picture
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Thank you to our Virtual Challenge participants who made space and time over two weeks in August to 2.53 YOUR way! All 253 of you (yes, really 253!), plus those who supported your families along the way, helped to change the face and perception of disability in sport and recreation! 

We loved seeing how you completed 2.53 YOUR way! From hiking and walking, to biking, swimming, running, shooting hoops, playing catch, or climbing obstacle courses, you and your families got creative, had fun, and showed that wherever we are, we can be HEALTHY, stay ACTIVE, keep SAFE, and feel CONNECTED!

See photos from the Virtual Challenge on our Feature Stories page, and look for our post-event video later this month on our YouTube page.

And once again, thank you to our sponsors for helping us build the capacity to host this event virtually.
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Updated Resources
for the School Year!
We've updated our toolkits for the upcoming school year! (in English and Spanish). These will help:

  • Guide you through Comprehensive Distance Learning, Hybrid/On-site learning

  • Reminders on keeping a journal

  • Templates for preparing your parent input statement

  • And so much more!

You will also find the recordings of training webinars from the spring and summer (in English and Spanish)...all to support you as we gear up to take on this school year!
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