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Experience is often our greatest teacher, and parents who have made their way a bit further in the journey of raising a child experiencing disability are often a wealth of information, empathetic listeners, and people who enjoy sharing their experiences to support other parents somewhere on a similar journey. Put your experience to use by becoming a FACT P2P mentor parent.

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Special Education Groups

Beaverton Special Education Parent Teachers Organization (BSEPTO)

Mission: Bring together and support parents, professionals and community members for discussion of strategies to promote effective special education programs and services in the Beaverton School District.

Lake Oswego Special Education PTA


Northwest Down Syndrome Association

All Born “In” cross-disability inclusion Drop Intakes place on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Join them to discuss IEP goals and inclusion, and explore resources.

Mission: Create and nurture a loving and inclusive community celebrating every person with Down syndrome.
CONTACT: (503) 238-0522

Newberg Special Education Advisory Council

The Newberg SEAC is committed to collaborating with the Newberg School District (“NSD”) to promote the understanding, respect, support and inclusion of all students who experience disabilities.  Membership is open to parents, guardians or caregivers of NSD students receiving special education services.
CONTACT: For more information, email

OrFIRST Parent Support Group on Individualized Education Plans

Mission: Assist families and professionals in gaining knowledge on IDEA 2004 and how to support and advocate for children birth to age 26 experiencing a disability, with IEPs, IFSPs, and/or 504 plans.
CONTACT: Mary Halvorson, (503) 215-2429 or (503) 232-0302.

Special Education PTA of Portland

Mission: A network of parents, educators and community members working together to improve the education and well being of students with disabilities in their schools, homes and communities.
CONTACT: (503) 802-0823
SEPTAP: Special Education PTA of Portland

Special Education PTSA of Southwest Washington [SEPTSA]

CONTACT: Theresa Ponce Rankin, (360) 607-4988, or

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