FACT Webinars

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header modules (640x286)Great Start! Parent Empowerment Training Series: An interactive four-part training kit intended for families with children receiving early intervention/early childhood special education.

(FACT thanks Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation and Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Disability Services for their support in this project.)
Module 1: Disability is NaturalMódulo uno: La Discapacidad es Natural
Module 2: Person-centered PlanningMódulo dos: Planeamiento personalizado
Module 3: Telling Your Story: Introduction to AdvocacyMódulo tres: Contando su historia: Presentación a la Defensa
Module 4: Transitioning from ECSE to KindergartenMódulo cuatro: Haciendo la Transición a la Educación Especial de Infancia Temprana al Kínder
Positive-Parenting-StrategiesIn this online learning module, learn how to decrease and relieve stress in your life and in the lives of your children.
Positive Parenting Strategies for a Good Life
IEP welcome pageThis online training covers everything you need to know about the IEP process: the purpose of the IDEA; common definitions you should know (for ex., FAPE, LRE); the IEP page by page; your involvement as a parent; and fostering communication with your IEP team.
Understanding the IEP: Development, Process, and Your Critically Important Role on the Team

Other Resources

Arc Academy‘s video of FACT program coordinator Noelle Sisk speaking on the topic, “How to Get the Most out of an IEP Meeting.”

Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilitiespast training archive: OCDD provides information on current trainings for people who support individuals with developmental disabilities, including direct support providers, family members, self advocates and related professionals.

PACER Center archived webinars: Over two dozen topics listed, including communicating with staff, bullying, creating a personal transition plan, understanding measurable goals on the IEP, augmentative communication, assistive technology, planning for educational inclusion.

Parent to Parent of Georgia’s archived P2P webinars: lots of online webinars on topics like bullying, child care, community living, dispute resolution, emergency preparedness, healthcare, learning disabilities, parent engagement, siblings, tax preparation for special needs planning, and transition to adulthood.

TASK (Team of Advocates for Special Kids) videos: Information for families accessing special education for the first time, and include information on eligibility, assessments, requesting a change in placement, and bullying.