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  • Title: FACT Oregon | FACT Oregon
    Descriptive info: .. 1-888-988-FACT (3228).. info@FACToregon.. com.. empowering Oregon families experiencing disability.. Home.. About.. Welcome.. Mission Vision.. Values.. Board.. Staff.. Printed Materials.. Family Network.. FACT Family Network.. Central Oregon Disability Support Network.. Families for Community (Southern Oregon).. The Arc Lane County Families Connected.. Blog/Newsletter.. Family Advocacy.. Education.. FACT Policy Positions.. General Advocacy Information.. Advocating Around Health Issues.. FACT PTI.. Trainings.. Information.. FACT PTI Help Line.. IEP Parent Mentors.. Parent Mentors.. Parent Mentors (FACT P2P).. Community Resources.. Events Trainings.. Community Events.. FACT Trainings and Sponsored Events.. Resources.. Advocacy.. Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication.. Disability is Natural/Inclusion.. Disability-specific.. SERGE – SPED Resources for General Educators.. Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Education [EI/ECSE].. En Español.. Guardianship/SSI.. National.. Online Learning Opportunities and Webinars.. Online Behavior Training.. Oregon.. Person-centered Planning.. Person-centered Plan Samples.. Transition to Adulthood.. Contact.. Disability is a natural part of the human experience.. Search for:.. Understanding Guardianship of People with Disabilities.. FACT Region 1 DD Training Co-Op Present:.. with Leslie Sutton, JD, Policy Analyst for the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities.. Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm.. This presentation will help self-advocates, families, and members of the support community learn the basics about guardianship and its alternatives so they can decide if it is right for them.. Find out more about this informative event!.. FACT s BACK TO SCHOOL IEP TRAINING.. Mark your calendars! FACT is holding a series of its much-loved IEP training,.. "Understanding the IEP: Development, Process, and Your Critically Important Role on the Team!".. This popular workshop covers effective communication; how to understand the IEP; how it is developed; your involvement in the process; tips and tools for being your child’s #1 fan and advocate; and your questions and answers!.. See FACT's event calendar to register for a training near you!.. COMING THIS FALL: OREGON DISABILITY MEGACONFERENCE.. SIGN UP FOR A FACT NEWSLETTER.. Want to have Oregon-specific news and information related to disability delivered right to  ...   org.. FACT Program Highlights.. FACT is Oregon s Parent Training and Information Center!.. For information or support regarding your child s special education, please call us at 1-888-988-3228 or email us at.. For more information about our PTI designation,.. click here.. Have you ever had a day when you wished there was someone who understood what it was like to raise a child with a disability?.. FACT Parent to Parent (FACT P2P).. pairs parents with trained mentors who can provide support, encouragement, and information on ways to advocate for your child and family on everything from everyday concerns to IEP support.. Want to become a Parent Mentor.. ? (.. Hazte un Mentor Padre.. ).. In these times of incredible fiscal challenges, it is critical that families raising children experiencing disabilities keep apprised of how their school districts are addressing the budget shortfalls and how this will affect children receiving special education.. FACT Family Advocacy Network recommends:.. Be Prepared.. : Gain insights into how to be the best advocate you can by participating in an advocacy training.. Get Involved.. : serve on budget committees and work groups; attend forums and information sessions.. Connect.. : identify other families and pull your energy together to form a stronger alliance.. Be Heard.. : tell your story; share at board meetings, meet with stakeholders and decision makers.. Family and Community Together (FACT).. is a family leadership organization for individuals and their families experiencing disability, working collaboratively to facilitate positive change in policies, systems and attitudes, through family support, advocacy and partnerships.. FACT, 13455 SE 97th Avenue, Clackamas, OR 97015-8662.. Tel: 1-888-988-FACT (3228) | Fax: 503-786-6084 |.. Email Us.. This web site is designed to make content accessible to the widest possible audience; in keeping with this mission, the standards adhere to implementation of the regulations of.. Section 508.. of the Rehabilitation Act and the W3C's.. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.. 1.. 0 Level A..

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  • Title: Development Disabilities, Children with Special Needs, Family Support Program - FACT
    Descriptive info: Who is Family and Community Together [FACT]?.. Formed in 2002, FACT (formerly the Family Action Coalition Team*) is a family leadership organization for individuals and their families experiencing disabilities, working collaboratively to facilitate positive change in policies, systems, and attitudes, through family support, advocacy, and partnerships.. The majority of our Board of Directors are all family members of a person with a disability.. FACT strives to:.. Strengthen the voice of Oregon families raising children experiencing disability.. Connect families to families.. Provide and promote peer-delivered family support.. Create opportunities for meaningful collaboration.. FACT represents thousands of families all across the state of Oregon, including families of children with special health needs, developmental and physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and mental health  ...   looks to create new partnerships within our communities, works within and outside of current systems, and strives to find new approaches to old problems.. By building relationships and trust through networking, collaborating, and unified action, FACT can do more together than any of us can do alone.. * In September 2008 at FACT s Annual Coalition meeting, the Family Action Coalition Team (FACT) , adopted the name Family and Community Together (FACT) to more clearly express the mission and values of the coalition.. The new name does not change the purpose or intent of FACT.. Contribute!.. Your contributions make our work possible.. You can also.. contact us.. for other ways to offer financial support.. FACT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit..

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  • Title: Welcome | FACT Oregon
    Descriptive info: Photo courtesy of NWDSA and Jodi Collins of Urban Photography.. Welcome to FACT! We are glad you connected with us!.. You might be the parent who has recently learned that your child experiences disability, working to get your arms around a new diagnosis; you might be the parent of someone preparing for adulthood, or, of course, anywhere in between.. We all share something in common in that we are raising a child who experiences disability.. Often, families feel isolated and as if they are on this journey  ...   empowering Oregon families experiencing disability.. We offer peer-delivered family support and are dedicated to having our programming be.. by families for families.. We promote connecting with other families: at trainings, events, support groups, list servs, blogs, etc.. Get to know one another! You may very well be the resource another family is seeking, and another family might be a resource to you!.. Subscribe to the.. to receive statewide information and announcements of upcoming events, and Like us on.. Facebook.. We are looking forward to connecting with you!..

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  • Title: Serving People with Disabilities and Children with Special Needs - Mission and Vision - FACT
    Descriptive info: Mission.. Family and Community Together (FACT) is a family leadership organization for individuals and their families experiencing disability, working collaboratively to facilitate positive change in policies, systems, and attitudes through family support, advocacy, and partnerships.. Vision: The ultimate goal.. We envision a time in Oregon when people with disabilities and children with special needs, as well as their families, experience full equality of opportunity in all areas of their lives.. FACT will be a recognized leader central to the establishment of this change..

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  • Title: Values - FACT
    Descriptive info: What guides our work.. Self-determination and individual choice, as well as respect for cultural differences, must be assured.. All people are valued for their unique strengths, talents, and contributions.. All people have an innate right to be included in every aspect of family and community life.. Family involvement is critical throughout the life of a family member with a disability.. Family leadership must be respected and supported as an important component in all things affecting families.. Limited resources can drive opportunities for cooperation, collaboration, and reduction of duplication..

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  • Title: Board Members - FACT
    Descriptive info: Celia Murphey – Chair.. Celia Murphey is a Portland native who graduated from the University of Oregon and later earned her master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.. She worked as a rehabilitation counselor with injured workers; and has been an account executive, human resources generalist and manager in the insurance industry for 20 years.. Celia is a full-time mom to three children, including her teenage daughter born with Down syndrome.. This has driven Celia’s interest in promoting awareness of the disability community, including early intervention and the needs for safe housing in a dignified, independent setting.. She is a recent graduate of the 2010 Partners in Policymaking class and is serving her second term on the governing board of the Albertina Kerr Centers.. Ava Bartley – Secretary.. Ava Bartley is married and the mother of two boys.. Her youngest son experiences a disability, and has been the driving force behind her increasing interest in advocacy within the developmental disability community.. She is a graduate of the 2010 Partners in Policymaking (PIP) class, and recently served as the Interim Policy Analyst at the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities.. Ava practiced law in the Wealth Management and Corporate practice groups at Stoel Rives LLP from 1997 to 2006.. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ava worked at Weyerhaeuser from 1986 to 1991 and Nike from 1991 to 1994.. Ava currently practices law and lives with her family on a small farm in Dundee, OR.. Sheryl Jensen – Treasurer.. Sheryl is the mother of four children, three of whom she fostered and adopted.. One of her children experiences a severe mental health disability along with developmental disabilities.. This has driven Sheryl to be active in the mental health community.. She strives to provide a mental health perspective as a FACT Board member.. Sheryl currently works as a Family Partner for the Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, and has served as parent representative on several mental health initiative committees, including the Governor’s Subcommittee for Children’s Wraparound Initiative.. She is a graduate of the 2010 Partners in Policymaking (PIP) class.. Doyce Bedortha.. is a central Oregonian who graduated from the University of Oregon with a master’s degree in early intervention and special education.. She is the parent  ...   of a young man who experiences quadriplegia and cerebral palsy.. She has been actively involved in advocacy for seniors and people with disabilities since 1994.. She has participated in the development of programs that provide support to people with disabilities, assisting these individuals in accessing a self-determined life.. Cheryl has served with the Clackamas County Developmental Disabilities Council for numerous years, along with service to the Lake Oswego Special Education Advisory to the School Board.. She is retired from a career in the medical field as a physician’s assistant to raise her family.. Eli Ettinger.. is a Human Services Board-certified practitioner with a master’s degree in special education.. He is an individual who experiences spina bifida.. Eli grew up in Beaverton, and experienced special education services in the Beaverton School District.. Eli’s interests are in adolescent transition, advocacy, and inclusion, as well as helping others learn to navigate and acquire community resources.. Becky Stringer.. is a southern Oregonian who graduated from Southern Oregon University with a master’s degree in special education.. She is the parent of a young son who experiences cerebral palsy, and she currently works as a resource specialist in the Klamath County School District.. Prior to her career in special education, Becky worked in the accounting field for eight years, most recently as internal controls manager for Jeld-Wen, Inc.. in Klamath Falls.. Becky is passionate about bringing together, educating, and empowering families in southern Oregon.. Pat Tangeman.. grew up around St.. Louis, MO and moved to Portland in 1969.. Married with an adult son, Pat experiences a voice disability that resulted from an auto accident as a teenager.. Pat has been an advocate of disability rights, optimal health, and school-based services for people with disabilities most of her career.. She has advanced degrees in special education/early intervention and organizational development.. Pat has worked as a grant project director and manager at OHSU, as well as a special education supervisor and educator in the fields of physical therapy and early intervention.. She has served on the boards of directors for United Cerebral Palsy, Arc of Oregon, and Oregon Parent to Parent.. Pat is now retired from full-time employment, and enjoys volunteering on projects that make a difference for families, children, and adults with disabilities..

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  • Title: Staff | FACT Oregon
    Descriptive info: Roberta Dunn | Executive Director.. roberta@factoregon.. Christy Reese | Director of Operations.. christy@factoregon.. Loreta Boskovic | Information Specialist.. loreta@factoregon.. Adriana Cañas | Bilingual Outreach Coordinator (se habla español).. adriana@factoregon.. Jenny Cavarno | Family Network/PTI Program Coordinator NW Oregon.. jenny@factoregon.. Dianna Hansen | PTI Program Coordinator Central Oregon.. dianna@factoregon.. Heather Molzer | Family Network/PTI Program Coordinator Southern Oregon.. heather@factoregon.. Karen McKenney | Support Specialist.. karen@factoregon.. Noelle Sisk | Family Network/PTI Program Coordinator NW Oregon.. noelle@factoregon..

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  • Title: Printed Materials | FACT Oregon
    Descriptive info: FACT tri-fold brochure.. PTI rack card.. P2P rack card.. FACT tri-fold brochure (en español).. PTI rack card (en español).. P2P rack card (en español).. FACT tri-fold brochure (на русском языке).. PTI rack card (на русском языке).. FACT tri-fold brochure (bằng tiếng Việt).. (updated May 2013)..

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  • Title: Family Network for families with children with special needs - FACT
    Descriptive info: A Family Network for Families with Children with Special Needs.. The FACT Family Network.. is a member of the Oregon Consortium of Family Networks.. To learn about Family Networks throughout the state, please visit the links on the left or the.. Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities.. The Oregon Consortium of Family Networks, a project of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Developmental Disability Services, is an association of family networks committed to a set of core values centered on providing.. support to families of children with disabilities.. Each member is an independent, family-led organization working in collaboration with community partners and each other.. From Patrice Botsford, director of the DHS Developmental Disabilities Program: The guiding philosophy behind family networks is that parents of children with disabilities connecting with other parents in the same situation can share a vision of possibility,  ...   individuals, families, and professionals.. Said one parent:.. Before this group, I was unable to leave my home and I had no friends.. I slowly began to get involved and through their trainings, was able to see the possibility in my son.. The support I received allowed me to shift my thinking and I was filled with hope.. For years I was alone.. Now I am a strong advocate with friends by my side.. Where I was once a ‘taker’ I am now a ‘giver’ able to share my own experiences with other parents and watch them change.. Inspiring stories of hope like what these family networks provide is what inspires me to come to work each and every day, to provide resources to help these remarkable Oregonians move toward a bright future.. Want to find out more?.. Click here to read OCFN s Fact Sheet..

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  • Title: Children with Disabilities - Family Support - FACT Family Center
    Descriptive info: The FACT Family Network, a project of FACT, recognizes that the greatest resource we have is families themselves! By investing in the capacity, strength, and expertise of parents of children with disabilities in Oregon, we empower families to stay healthy, raise resilient children, and maintain a high level of involvement in their child’s education.. The FACT Family Network promotes:.. Strength-based parenting approaches.. Connecting families to existing supports.. Increasing community capacity.. Reducing the isolation experienced by many families.. Subscribe to the FACT Family Network.. to receive periodic mailings with timely news on upcoming events in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties, as well as the surrounding areas.. Give us a  ...   on eligibility and the in-take process, visit your County’s Community Developmental Disabilities Program:.. Multnomah County.. Clackamas County.. Washington County.. Appreciating the capacity, strength, empowerment, and tenacity of families, the FACT Family Network is committed to providing services and support developed.. *********************************************************************************************.. The FACT Family Network is a member of the Oregon Consortium of Family Networks.. To learn of other Family Networks in the state, please visit the links to the side or the.. The Oregon Consortium of Family Networks, a project of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Developmental Disability Services, is an association of family networks committed to a set of core values..

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  • Title: Central Oregon Disability Support Network | FACT Oregon
    Descriptive info: Our mission is to promote a positive understanding of disability and community inclusion, as well as be a source of support, information, and education for families and professionals.. CODSN will accomplish this mission by empowering and supporting families and individuals who have been touched by disability.. We will work to increase education, promote public understanding and acceptance, and encourage full inclusion of individuals with differences in our community.. Central Oregon Disability Support Network s website..

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