Oregon

The information presented below is a brief overview of this state's special education support system. Please contact the state education agency or follow the included links for more detailed information.

Educational definitions of disabilities

  • Autism - consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Intellectual disability - consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Emotional/behavioral disorder - uses emotional disturbance and is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

More detailed information is available at eligibility criteria (Page 23).

Numbers of students with disabilities served

For the 2012 child count, Oregon reported the following:

  • Autism - 8,971 students, 10 percent of the total population of students with disabilities
  • Intellectual disability - 3,889 students, 4 percent of the total population of students with disabilities
  • Emotional/behavioral disorder - 4,554 students, 5.1 percent of the total population of students with disabilities

Support service structure

Oregon Department of Education, Office of Student Learning and Partnerships monitors and supports the special education services provided by public schools.

Task forces

The Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder reviews and makes recommendations for improving services for individuals with autism.

Statewide disability clearinghouse

Oregon does not have a statewide disability clearinghouse.

Disability scholarship program

Oregon does not have a disability scholarship program.

Insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder services

Oregon has not enacted legislation related to insurance coverage specifically for autism spectrum disorder-related services.

TRICARE-approved applied behavior analysis providers

As of May 2013, Oregon had two supervisors (direct service providers) and no tutors (assistants requiring supervision to provide services).

Parent training and information center

Family and Community Together is Oregon's statewide parent training and information center. Additional support is provided by OrFIRST for families living in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties and by the National Indian Parent Information Center.

Secondary transition resources

Information and resources related to secondary transition in Oregon are available at secondary transition.

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

Oregon is not a member of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission.

Special education resources

Information on resources for families is available from the local school district and the parent training and information centers listed above. Additional information is provided at resources.

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