During COVID-19, FACT Oregon is committed to being available as an ongoing resource for families of children experiencing disabilities by providing free webinars around Distance Learning, and more. Check the Training/Event Calendar to view any upcoming dates.
FACT Oregon conducts trainings every year, FREE, for families, and also supports access to trainings by hosting webinars and a growing number of online trainings. Sometimes, there are parent gatherings and/or organizations that would like to have FACT Oregon come share specifically with their group in the form of professional in-services. FACT is happy to discuss your professional in-service needs or requests for specific presentations. For more information, contact us at (503) 786-6082 or [email protected]
Online Trainings (More coming soon!)
What we offer: Below is FACT Oregon’s library of trainings that we provide in your community and via webinars.
- Special Education: What You Need to Know
Our most popular training! This session includes an introduction to key special education definitions, goes over your critically important role on the IEP team, how the IEP is developed, and how to attain and maintain healthy team dynamics.
- Ready, Set, Go! Transitioning to Kindergarten
New Team, New Plan, New Year! Kindergarten means lots of changes for your child experiencing disability. Get tips and tools for a successful year, learn about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and how to be your child’s #1 fan and advocate.
- Launch: Transition to Adulthood
It’s Never too Early to Get Ready! Turning 18 is a big milestone for youth experiencing disability. Learn the process for school, employment, and disability services. Hear personal stories, and explore tips and tools to raise a motivated self-advocate!
- Dream Big Dreams for Your Child!
Make a Plan for Your Child’s Life, Starting with a Vision for the Future! Person-centered Planning is all about your unique child. Learn different ways to think about disability, and the possibilities for your child’s future! Get tips and tools to help introduce your child to school, service systems, and their community!
- Behaviors at School: Supports, Strategies, and Success!
Behavior is communication! When behavior gets in the way of learning, we need to be proactive. Learn about behavior basics, behavior plans, school discipline rules, and how to share your unique perspective as a parent- you know your child best!
- Assistive Technology: Creating Possibilities!
Assistive Technology Changes Lives! You might not know it, but you use Assistive Technology (AT) every day! Learn how low- and high-tech AT can help your child reach their full potential at home, school and in community. Hear real-life examples, and learn advocacy tips to make AT successful!.
- Resolving Disagreements in Special Education
Procedural Safeguards: What are They? Parents have a critical role in their children’s special education. Learn about different rights and responsibilities, communication strategies, and healthy Individualized Education Program (IEP) team dynamics.
- Supporting Increased Access to General Education
Data continues to show the power and success of inclusive practices, but change can be difficult. Hear more about why it matters and leave with tips and tools to achieving it!
- Be a Welcoming School Community/Organization/Business
Great for inspirational keynote, school assembly, association meeting, etc. Healthy communities are accessible and welcoming communities!
- Community Building for Families
Bring this training to families in your community or share it as a professional in-service for those who support families, and learn about concepts like circle of friends, community mapping, and more!
- Disability Awareness Presentations in a Can
This is a train-the-trainer opportunity for parents and/or community partners to learn how to do presentations in their own communities: schools, community of faith, etc.
- Navigating the Developmental Disability Service System
Bring this training to families in your community, or use it as a professional in-service for those who support families, and learn about navigating services in the midst of change.