Special Education

Patch Match: SUHS Special Ed Students Get Quilting Lessons

boy-and-girl-quilting.JPGFifteen-year-old Ayla McCullough pokes a needle upward through white fabric beside an eight-pointed star, careful to keep her other hand clear of stabbing range. A snip and a tying off, and she’s ready for the next series of stiches on the material draped over a table at South Umpqua High School.

Surviving Summer workshop for families is May 20; Register by May 12

Families Engaging And Thriving Together (FEATT) and the Transition Network, a program of the Douglas ESD, are teaming up to host an event for parents, foster families, and providers working with children with a disability to network and learn additional tools. Presentations will include:

o Behaviors and interventions
o Self-care
o Nutrition
o Navigating systems
o Childcare for children with disabilities
o Make and take sensory toys

There will also be information on local events for families, resources, and brochures from service providers.

Golden Apple Winner Harvests Accolades

Image: Pam with Student in PoolDetective work is essential at the Complex Needs Classroom at Fir Grove Elementary School. Sometimes a student’s only reaction is a slight brow crease, or the merest whisper of a smile.

Pamela Schneider’s two years of teaching in the classroom operated by the Douglas Education Service District have sharpened her powers of investigation. Also her enterprising spirit.

Bank of the Cascades supports PartnerSports Camp

Image: Check from Bank of the CascadesA generous donation from the Bank of the Cascades will help ensure we have some happy campers in Douglas County this summer.

Last week, bank representatives delivered a check for $2,000 to Douglas Education Service District’s Bryan Hinson and Mike Goetz of the YMCA of Douglas County. The funds will support our jointly sponsored PartnerSports Camp program, which will take place this summer from July 10-20.

PartnerSports Camp 2017 Kept Athletes Engaged

Image: PartnerSports Camp Group PictureMany thanks to all who helped to make the July 10-20 PartnerSports Camp a memorable occasion for our campers, partners and volunteers (and speaking of those folks, thanks to them, too, for being such good sports).

More Resources

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 and specific information


Image: Map of EI/ESCE RegionEI-ECSE Region

Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education

The Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education program provides specialized services to infants, toddlers and preschool children with developmental

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. Learn more about the statewide network here.

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