October 2020 Newsletter
Our October Webinar Series topics were chosen because of the many calls received by our Support Line about understanding compensatory and recovery services, as well as transition services during comprehensive distance learning. Check below for dates and times!

We're also planning webinars for later this fall on communication, behavior, and managing stress. Stay tuned!

Remember, we're here to help! Support Specialists are ready to listen to you, answer your specific questions, share the most up-to-date information and resources, and help you identify a next step action you might take to better advocate for your child experiencing disability. Call (503) 786-6082 or email support@factoregon.org.

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Signature of Roberta Dunn Executive Director of FACT Oregon
Executive Director
October Webinar Series
FREE trainings you can join from ANYWHERE from your phone, computer or tablet...no travel required! CEU credit is available for a small fee.
Oct 17 | 12:00pm
Compensatory and Recovery Services during COVID-19
Students may have experienced learning loss or learning regression as a result of the extended COVID-19 school closure in the spring. This webinar explores compensatory and recovery services during Distance Learning, team dynamics, and meaningful participation in team discussions about compensatory and recovery services.
Oct 21 | 7:00pm
Compensatory and Recovery Services during COVID-19
(with Spanish interpretation)
Description as above.
Oct 28 | 6:00 pm
The IEP and Transition Services During COVID-19
(with Spanish interpretation)
This webinar discusses the importance of self determination, presuming competence and why setting a vision and trajectory are important in transition planning. Expert panelists, including Transition Network Facilitators and staff from the Oregon Department of Education and Vocational Rehabilitation, will share information about transition planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest News!
5 Year OSEP Grant Received
FACT Oregon has been awarded another 5-year grant from the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs to continue as Oregon’s Parent Training and Information Center. This funding increases access to support, trainings, and information for families across the state as they navigate special education services and supports FACT Oregon to realize its commitment to families experiencing disability across Oregon.
We are Hiring!
Join the FACT Oregon family! We are now hiring two positions: a Bilingual Program Coordinator and a Communications Coordinator. If you're passionate about empowering families experiencing disability and have the skills we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you. Find out more about both positions, and apply today!

Are YOU who we're looking for?
Photo credit: Disabled and Here
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Finding and holding a job, earning a paycheck, and bringing your talents to bear in inclusive workplaces are key components of pursuing whole lives for people with disabilities. During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we honor the work that Oregon is doing to "improve and expand access to education and opportunities for people with disabilities to integrate into the workplace."

If your child qualifies for Transition Services, their IEP should detail a plan of action to meet goals for higher education, further training, and employment. Yet another reason to check out our webinar series this month!
A Storybook By Families, For Families
Now on Sale: Dream To Go Far
A gift of hope, an offer of support, an invitation to community, and a delightful story, Dream To Go Far is a brand-new resource created by FACT Oregon for families experiencing disability.
 
Available in English and Spanish, this book can be read again and again to young children and connects families with our 1:1 support, trainings, and resources.

Reduced pricing for orders of 10+.
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- Parent attending a 2020 Regional Learning Summit
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