Special Education

Assistive Technology Training for Professionals at Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage

Event Date: 
Thu., Mar. 9, 2017
Event Time: 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Have fun while learning how to utilize assistive technology in the school and home environments. This FREE! hands-on workshop covers apps for learning, high- and low-tech AAC systems, and even fun make-and-take AT solutions! To register, or for questions, email, call or text: Jill Fummerton at jill@featt.org or 541-670-2750.

The March 9 event is for professionals. A March 10 event is for parents and caregivers.

Click on the flyer below to get more details on both events.

 

At Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage

2930 NE Stephens Street

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OHSU SPARKs new autism research with online study

If you or your child has a professional diagnosis of autism, OHSU (Oregon Health and Science University) and [Partner] invites you to learn more about SPARK, a new online research study sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. The mission of SPARK is clear: speed up research and advance understanding of autism by creating the nation’s largest autism study. Joining SPARK is simple – register online and provide a DNA sample via a saliva collection kit in the comfort of your own home.

Oregon ABLE Savings Plan

Event Date: 
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
Event Time: 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Oregon ABLE Saving Plan is a financial empowerment tool that will allow individuals with disabilities and their families to save money for disability related expenses. Using the ABLE account, they can save for their daily needs or invest money for tomorrow.

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Grant delivers behavioral health services to students

The Ford Family Foundation has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Douglas Education Service District and Douglas County school districts for a program that aims to help students grades K-3 whose behavior disrupts classroom learning.     

The districts helped design a new Ready, Set, Learn program, which the Douglas ESD will operate. The program deploys a team of behavior specialists to work with families, students and schools.

Get up to speed on SPED with Oct. 5 workshop

 

Educators! Follow this link to sign up for the SPED Boot Camp, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 here at Douglas Education Service District:

http://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0022-0005-bb9156df20e94fc498df1920891fb41f

 

Douglas ESD nurse finds path to EpiPens for schools

As patients and health care providers have been reeling from the recent price hikes in the EpiPen, a Douglas County Eduation Service District school nurse has found a way to keep local schools supplied with the medication at a huge cost savings.  

See the 2016 PartnerSports Camp daily schedule

The Douglas ESD/YMCA 2015 PartnerSports Camp begins July 11 and will run through July 21, excluding Fridays. Parents wishing to see a full roster of activities may download the schedule here.

An abbreviated version of the first week appears below. 

Here’s the schedule for July 11, 2016:

There's still time to register for July 11-21 PartnerSports Camp!

Registration remains open to participants in this summer's PartnerSports Camp, offered for eight days during July 11-21.  

Formerly known as Camp Shriver, PartnerSports Camp is a cooperative effort of Douglas ESD and the YMCA of Douglas County. Most activities take place at or are launched from the YMCA, 1151 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. This is the camp’s 11th year. It’s open to students across Douglas County.

Golden Apple nominee reflects core values

Two kindergarteners are happy to supply the name of the critter they’ve been asked to identify on a flash card. “It’s a piGG!” they chortle.

Speech/language pathologist MiaTree Oquilo responds with equal enthusiasm as she wields the card. “Right! And I love hearing that ‘gah’ at the end,” she says.   

MATP on Safari a roaring success

“This room is just filled with joy.”

That was one variation of a comment overheard numerous times Thursday at the Fremont Middle School Gym. The mood was appropriately festive for a day the calendar calls Cinco de Mayo, and that we at Douglas ESD set aside to celebrate our Motor Activities Training Program.  

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