Special Education

March 12 is last day to sign-up for March 16 symposium on transition

Special education teachers and administrators from Douglas, Coos and Curry are invited to gather on Monday, March 16 to learn and share tips on how they are preparing students for successful transitions from school into integrated employment. This professional development conference is free to educators.

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Office of Developmental Disabilities Services website intends to increase awareness and access to the many services and supports provided by ODDS. ODDS strives to support choices of individuals with disabilities and their families within communities by promoting and providing services that are person-centered and directed, flexible, community inclusive, and supportive of the discovery and development of each individual's unique gifts, talents and abilities. The website has more detailed

Speech Services

Speech and language skills are essential to academic success and learning.  Language is the basis of communication.  Reading, writing, gesturing, listening, and speaking are all forms of language. Learning takes place through the process of communication.  The ability to communicate with peers and adults in the educational setting is essential for a student to succeed in school. 

There are several types of communication disorders that affect school-age children.  These include:     

Special Programs

The Douglas ESD Special Education Service team manages a number of special programs throughout our 13-district region and beyond. These special programs include:

Occupational and Physical Therapy

Vision Impairment-Deaf/Hard of Hearing Programs

Regional Transition Network

The South Western Regional Transition Network serves Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties. It provides technical assistance and support to school districts for students with disabilities who are of transition age. The Transition Technical Assistance Network was created in 2013 to further improve Oregon’s systems of designing and delivering employment services to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SPED Administration Support

Douglas ESD offers Special Education Administration Support to school districts through a team of special education administrators and consultation services. These contracted specialists provide districts with up-to-date support on the special education process, district reporting for special education and special education compliance. Special education administrators are fully licensed administrators with expertise in special education.  Our administrators help ensure district compliance and offer state-of-the-art guidance for special education practices within each district.

SPED Workshop - Developing IEP's Using Standards Based Goals

Event Date: 
Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Event Time: 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Special Education

All Oregon ESDs are tasked with offering their constituent school districts services in four main areas, the most expansive being services in Special Education. Special Education services and programs we manage reach children within K-12 schools, as well as young children and babies not yet in school and young adults leaving public school.

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