As your child enters school and moves through grades 1 – 6, their support needs may change. Being an empowered, active member of their IEP team can make a huge difference! FACT Oregon has collected resources that can help you make the most of the elementary age/’tween years.

General Information

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund: A Comparison of ADA, IDEA, and Section 504
Oregon Department of Education: Acronyms Commonly Used in Special Education
Portland Public Schools: Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference


National Bullying Prevention Center: Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: Dear Colleague Letter on Bullying, Aug. 20, 2013

Common Core and Testing

Common Core State Standards [CCSS] & Special Education

IEP Resources

FACT Oregon webinar: “Understanding the IEP: Development, Process, and Your Critically Important Role on the Team”
FACT Oregon workbook: “Understanding the IEP: Development, Process, and Your Important Role on the Team”
FACT Oregon activity booklet: “Understanding the IEP: What’s Next?”
Arc Academy: video of FACT ‘s Noelle Sisk speaking on the topic, “How to Get the Most out of an IEP Meeting”
Oregon Department of Education: Oregon Standard IEP (in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese)

Dispute Resolution

Resolutions NW
Disability Rights Oregon [DRO]
Youth, Rights, and Justice
Oregon Law Help