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. Keeping up with new interpretations of rules and procedures, best practices, monitoring and state reporting, in addition to supporting students’ adequate growth, are skills many districts look to the Douglas ESD to provide. Each participating school district is assigned a special education administrator. Special education administrators share expertise and knowledge to assure each district is receiving the best services at the lowest cost.
Autism Services (available to all districts) — The Douglas Educational School District works closely with the Southern Oregon Regional Autism Team and the Oregon Autism Commission to ensure we are providing training and coaching to all staff that follows best practices for children with autism. In this way we are helping to develop professionals who are qualified to meet the needs of our students. Our staff includes members whom serve on the Autism Commission, and several Commission Workgroups, giving the Douglas ESD a voice in state and local autism educational policy and practice. Our experienced staff provides autism evaluation services to most districts and evaluation coaching and training to all districts in Douglas County. Ongoing training in current, research based methodologies and practices is provided using a combination of interactive online modules, work sessions, and individual coaching. The Douglas ESD maintains a check out library of resources for general and special educators, and evaluation teams. These resources cover a wide range of topics and are regularly accessed by all school districts in Douglas County.
Special Education Evaluation Consultation and Support (SEECS) — Support from a Licensed School Psychologist, expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury are all part of the supports available to school districts through the SEECS program. This contracted service helps districts to assure evaluations and re-evaluations for Special Education are conducted by people who are highly trained to assess children with any special education eligibility. Knowledgeable in differential diagnosis, School psychologists are able to help districts assess students with accurate eligibilities. This means students are more likely to have their needs met and able to make academic progress.
For more information on Special Education Administration Support, contact Special Education Director Bryan Hinson, 541-440-4763 or Bryan.Hinsondouglasesd.k12.or.us.