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Orthopedic Impairment Information

The Oregon Department of Education provides a grant to Douglas ESD to support the Statewide Consultative and Resource Services for Orthopedic Impairments (RSOI). Services are available to assist local school districts in meeting the orthopedic impairment needs of students with disabilities who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004). IDEA Consultative and Resource Services for Orthopedic Impairments (RSOI) provides consultation and technical assistance to teachers, therapists, administrators and parents to support implementation of federal and state mandates for orthopedic impairment services to school-aged children and youth eligible under IDEA 2004.
For further information about Consultative and Resource Services for Orthopedic Impairments (RSOI), including contact information and resources, please visit Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments.
Oregon Department of Education Disclaimer: This project has been developed in whole or in part with contract funds from the Oregon Department of Education, Office of Student Services. This funding does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement by the Oregon Department of Education.

What is an orthopedic impairment?

Orthopedic Impairment means a motor disability that adversely affects the child's educational performance. The term includes impairments caused by an anomaly, disease or other conditions (e.g., cerebral palsy, spinal bifida, muscular dystrophy or traumatic injury).

Purpose of Regional Programs

The children, birth-to-21, who as a result of their low-incidence disability require specialized services, are eligible for support from the Regional Programs. Regional Programs work in collaboration with Local School Districts, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) programs, Families, and Community Agencies to provide specialized educational support for children with an orthopedic impairment.

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