We believe in the power of sharing your story. This page features stories from FACT Oregon families from across the state.
What are “Dear Colleague” Letters, and Why are They Important?
December 21, 2016 By Ava Bartley, Advocacy and Engagement Director Chances are you’ve heard about “Dear Colleague” letters at some point, but if you’re still not sure what they are, you’re probably not alone. A “Dear Colleague” letter is a guidanceContinue reading
Assistive Technology in a Computer-dependent World
December 17, 2016 by Loreta Boskovic, Communication Specialist “What sort of life would it be like in social terms if our whole life is built around computers? Will we become a computer-dependent society?” – “In some ways, but they alsoContinue reading
FACT Oregon’s “Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” 2017 Calendar
October 15, 2016 Click here to order FACT Oregon’s 2017 calendar, “Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” – only $25 (including shipping)! This project was born from the reality people experiencing disability face: being judged by their appearances, leadingContinue reading
Liam and Keir
By Loreta Boskovic, Information Specialist Research has shown that inclusive classroom placements have positive outcomes for students experiencing disability, affecting everything from improving test scores and increasing achievement of IEP goals to offering students greater access to general education curriculum and typical peerContinue reading
Who is on the Other End of the FACT Support Line, and What Are They Hearing?
September 15, 2016 October is usually one of the busiest seasons for FACT Oregon’s support specialists. As the dust starts to settle from the start of school, we get many calls and emails from parents who have questions about their child’sContinue reading
What I Did This Summer: Learning about Self, Social Justice, and Support
August 30, 2016 By James Hagar, age 18 I almost cried when my mom left me at the Northwest Down Syndrome Association/All Born IN social justice camp 2016 in August. Because I come from a small town, being dropped offContinue reading
FACT Oregon’s New Vision for Families Experiencing Disability
July 12, 2016 It’s finally here! For the last six months, FACT Oregon’s board and staff have been working to reformat our mission and vision that drive our work. As the state’s official parent training and information center, we are dedicatedContinue reading
July 11, 2016 By Loreta Boskovic, Information Specialist Each summer, FACT Oregon puts together a back-to-school checklist that is intended to help families ease their way back into the school routine. Dusting off the IEP folder, updating your child’s person-centered profile with new information, gettingContinue reading