Hello FACT families,
Can you believe it's already October? Last month we had the fantastic opportunity of attending a check ceremony hosted by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, who are generously supporting our 2019-20 Regional Learning Summits! Speaking of which, we had our first Regional Learning Summit in Grants Pass a few days ago at Rogue Community College and loved seeing so many of you engage with community resources, take part in informative trainings, and connect with other families! If you haven't already, I'd encourage you to  register for the Regional Learning Summit nearest you . We'd love for you to join us! 
In this month's newsletter you will also find a resource regarding the Student Success Act (SSA) from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). The SSA marks an important turning point for education in Oregon. For a more in-depth look, you can consult ODE's SSA Toolkit . Stakeholder engagement is paramount to how districts allocate their Student Success Act funding. Make sure they hear from you!

Happy Fall!
Roberta Dunn, FACT Oregon Executive Director
Give Us a Day...We'll Give You All We've Got!
Register for our 2019/20 Regional Learning Summits!
Join us for a day jam-packed with informative trainings, local community resources, and opportunities to meet families in your community. This day is for you!
Redmond : October 19, 2019
Hood River : November 2, 2019
Portland : January 25, 2020
Newport : February 22, 2020
Eugene : February 29, 2020
Baker : March 14, 2020
Hermiston : TBD
Thank you to our sponsors The Autzen Foundation, Oregon Able Savings Plan, and The Ford Family Foundation!
It's Time to Invest in Our Students!
The Student Success Act (SSA) marks a huge turning point for education in Oregon, and when fully implemented, our state will see an additional
$1 BILLION INVESTMENT in schools each year, specifically towards those students who have been historically underserved, including students experiencing disability.
The Census Counts. So Do You.
What is the census? The census is a self-portrait of the nation. The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government count everyone living in the country every 10 years. The tally must include people of all ages, races, and ethnic groups; all citizens and non-citizens.

Every household should complete a census form (either online, or by mail or phone) by April 1, 2020. Participating in the census is our right and responsibility.
Help Us Continue to Change Lives!
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FACT Oregon is changing lives, changing minds, and changing expectations!

  • 98% of attendees of our events report that trainings are relevant, useful, and high quality
  • 94% of families now expect their child to graduate with a diploma
  • 92% of families now believe disability is natural!

Now, we need your help! Become a monthly donor and together, we can continue to empower Oregon families experiencing disability to live
whole, inclusive lives!