We believe in the power of sharing your story. This page features blogs from FACT Oregon families from across the state.
Assistive Technology (AT) Lab at Community Vision
Community Vision launched its AT Program, housed on the main floor of the new Seven Corners Community Building, in September 2018. The AT Lab is directed by a Speech Language Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist, both AT Professionals. The ATContinue reading
Small Steps Can Lead to Big Changes in Campus Culture
By Jennifer Perry A few months ago, I posted on Facebook about how we received a formal complaint against my daughter, Anna, from another student at school. The principal called me into her office to inform me of what wasContinue reading
It Takes a Village
By Courtney Hansen, Published in Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Blog My son with Down syndrome and his typically-developing twin brother just started kindergarten. The military also just moved us across country this past summer. There’s been aContinue reading
Learning to Dream Big Dreams for our Child
By Cori Mielke, FACT Oregon Program Coordinator I recently listened to a webinar that described the impact of the Endrew F. vs Douglas County School District case, which asked the Supreme Court to answer this question: must schools provide a meaningfulContinue reading
What is a Safe Place?
By Caitlin Shockley, Director of Education and Community, FACT Oregon In January, National Public Radio (NPR) published a series of stories titled, “Abused and Afraid,” uncovering the devastating statistics of sexual abuse within the disability community. The series quotes thatContinue reading