We believe in the power of sharing your story. This page features stories from FACT Oregon families from across the state.
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
The Outdoors Brings More Than Just Activity to our Lives
By Dianna Hansen, FACT Oregon Program Coordinator located in Bend, Oregon My husband and I grew up on the McKenzie River. It was 55 miles to the nearest grocery store. We didn’t have any type of skating rink, movie theater,Continue reading