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Special Education staff within ODE has the primary responsibility for assuring that young children and students with disabilities receive an appropriate education program in the least restrictive environment. This happens through collaboration with families, districts, agencies, and programs to ensure quality services. Our website is a resource to parents, teachers and administrators and provides access to available information, documents and guidelines.
The Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Unit contracts with local agencies to provide a statewide system of free services for young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. Resources available include:
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) web pages offer information relevant to state administration, dispute resolution and complaint management, technical assistance, leadership services, and IDEA grant management.
The Education Programs section in the Student Services Unit manages several of the state-supported systems that provide direct services to Oregon's programs, districts, and schools. Resources available include:
These services are state-supported programs serving toddlers, children and youth who require unique and individualized special education and regular education programs. Information on these webpages includes:
This section manages general supervision statewide of the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). Resources include:
HB 3412 Task Force on Assessments of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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