November 18th, 2020
This webinar and panel discussion highlights the importance of communication in school, at home, and in the community. During this webinar, you will learn what communication is, develop strategies to support communication at home and in the community, and gain tips and tools to partner with your child’s IEP team to develop appropriate communication goals.
|November 2nd, 2020|
This webinar discusses the importance of self-determination, presuming competence and why setting a vision and trajectory are important in transition planning. Expert panelists including Transition Network Facilitators, Oregon Department of Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation, will share information about transition planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|September 23rd, 2020|
Learning will look different this year. Join us as we highlight and define SMART goals, explore how modifications can support learning in the classroom, and ways accommodations can remove barriers to your child’s education.
|September 17th, 2020|
Whether the IEP team is meeting virtually or in-person, your participation is essential! We’ll discuss your important role in the IEP meeting, provide tips to help prepare for your child’s IEP meeting, and considerations when participating in IEP meetings.
|September 16th, 2020|
The 20-21 school year will look different. This webinar explores ways to plan for the upcoming school year, whether your child’s school includes in-person learning, hybrid, or Comprehensive Distance Learning. We’ll share ways to provide valuable information and insight to school staff about your child, and leave you with tips and tools that support you along your way!
|August 17th, 2020|
***In partnership with Swindells Resource Center*** Please join Heather Olivier, Program Coordinator with FACT Oregon, sharing ways to support your child as the school year begins, including: Developing a “one-page profile” Identifying key information to best help your child during COVID restrictions in the classroom and other environments Using social stories to help with school expectations Establishing and maintaining bedtime routines and other tips
|July 23rd, 2020|
What now? Report cards, IEPs, and progress notes are starting to arrive in our mailboxes and inboxes. In this webinar we’ll talk about end of year communications and what you need to know.
|June 19th, 2020|
Are you unemployed and experience a disability? Wondering what to do next? We can help. Learn about Unemployment Insurance, COVID stimulus funds, how they affect your benefits, and what you can do if you’re worried about asset limits. In partnership with Oregon ABLE Savings Plan, Oregon Employment Department, and Work Incentives Network (WIN).
|June 9th, 2020|
Your child’s IEP is built on the foundation of ‘Present Levels’. The IEP can only be as strong as the foundation. What are Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance? Why is this section in the IEP important? How do ‘Present Levels’ guide the special education services your child receives? In this webinar we’ll answer these questions and share tips and tools you can incorporate as you begin to think about what next school year might look like for your child.
|May 19th, 2020|
FACT Oregon staff explore each page of the Distance Learning for Little Ones: What You Need to Know Toolkit (https://factoregon.org/wp-content/upl…) and share ideas for how you can use these tools to support your child, prepare for the transition to kindergarten, and track progress during Distance Learning.
|May 12th, 2020|
At home learning, employment changes, stay at home orders…..Oh MY! Finding time to manage stress for you and your family can feel like another “task” to add to your day. During this webinar we’ll discuss the effects of stress on your brain, share strategies to incorporate quarantine “self care” into your day, and see how to build resilience in times of uncertainty.
|April 30th, 2020|
FACT Oregon staff explore each page of our newly created Special Education and Distance Learning: What You Need to Know Toolkit and share ideas for how you might use these tools to support your child and track progress during Distance Learning.
|April 30th, 2020|
FACT Oregon staff explore alternative IEP meetings and what your participation might look like during Distance Learning.
|April 15th, 2020|
In response to ODE’S “Distance Learning for All” Guidance, we focus on what special education and the IEP will look like for your child during this time.