We believe in the power of sharing your story. This page features blogs from FACT Oregon families from across the state.
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
Utilizing Your Personal Support Worker This Summer!
By Nicole Silverman, Program Coordinator My son recently attended a community event with his personal support worker . I arrived later, and walked in to see my son surrounded by several other children throwing a ball around with him. HisContinue reading