🌴 You could be here! 🌴
Hello FACT Families,

It’s February, and love is in the air! Relationships, dating, intimacy: Let’s talk about sex, baby! We’re serious! Disability is natural, and part of a natural, whole life, is sexuality.

In this month’s newsletter, we’re excited to share some great personal stories and resources as your young person begins to explore their sexuality. In addition, I would, again, encourage you to join us at one of our Regional Learning Summits, which are a great opportunity to learn more about what living a whole life can look like for your child. Both Newport and Eugene are just around the corner!

Speaking of romance, wouldn't you LOVE to get away to Mexico, or to Hawaii? Both destinations await at Dream Big Dreams on March 5th . This special evening features food, wine and beer and fantastic auction items, including a 7-night stay in beautiful Waikiki, Hawaii (pictured above), and a debut of our new children's storybook Dream To Go Far. We hope you will join us.

We're also raffling off an exciting 8-day, 7-night stay in Mexico. This is an incredible opportunity to support FACT Oregon from wherever you are, because you don't have to be present to win.

Remember, your generosity ensures every family experiencing disability can receive empowering, peer-to-peer support to dream big dreams and pursue whole lives!

Roberta Dunn, FACT Oregon Executive Director
Regional Learning Summits: Give Us a Day...We'll Give You All We've Got!
Newport : February 22, 2020
Eugene : February 29, 2020
Baker : March 14, 2020
Hermiston : May 2, 2020
Thank you to our statewide series sponsors The Autzen Foundation, Oregon Able Savings Plan, The Ford Family Foundation. Additional regional or event-specific partners include the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Wildhorse Foundation, Autism Society of Oregon, Multnomah County, and Providence Swindells Resource Center.
🎶 Let's talk about sex, baby 🎶
A video about disability and sexuality from Amaze.org
Yes, we're serious! As your young person may begin to explore their sexuality, here are some great personal stories and resources to check out:

An essay from photographer, artist, and writer Trista McGovern, who uses her personal life experiences to promote awareness and education about ableism through the lens of disability and sexuality.

An interview with Alexander Presthus, a man who experiences CP, and Christina Casetti, his long-term able-bodied partner, about how they initially felt out, built up, and now manage their sexual and intimate life together.

A wealth of tools, guides, and videos to help start the conversation about holistic sexual health education.
Let's Dream To Go FAR at Dream BIG Dreams
Dream BIG Dreams is March 5th, and we want you to join us!

Come and spend the evening with us at one of Portland's stylish new event spaces - Ecotrust's Irving Street Studio. Our theme for the evening is Dream To Go Far, the title of a brand new children's storybook that will be published and distributed in 2020 to families new to disability! Together, we will engage, equip and empower more families experiencing in their pursuit of a whole life!

Bring your friends, colleagues, and anyone you know who wants to make a difference in the lives of families experiencing disability. Your admission includes dinner and beer/wine.

Tickets are $50 each. Tables of 10 are $500.
Can't attend? Make a donation at the event registration link below.

With your support, we will Dream To Go Far!
Thank you to our event sponsors: Becker Capital Management, Cana's Feast, Northwest Health Foundation, Fischer Family Law, Ecotrust, New York Life,
and Palladio Group!
$2,500 Dream of Mexico Vacation Raffle Package!
****($50 a ticket or $200 for 5)****
Photos of resorts in Mexico with palm trees and sunsets and the clear blue ocean
Valued at $2,500,  this package is a dreamy 8 day/7 night Mexican adventure for you and a guest, plus up to 2 children aged 11 or under!

Choose from one of six luxury resorts in Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Nueva Vallarta, or Cancun/Riviera Maya!  Immerse yourself in the natural wonders, scenic ancient ruins, soaring cliffs, charming people, inspired art, superb food, tangy tequila, and parties along the playa in Mexico!

Proceeds support FACT Oregon.  Raffle participants must be
Oregon residents 18+.   A maximum of 160 raffle tickets will be sold.
Drawing will be held at Dream Big Dreams on March 5, 2020.

No need to be present to win!