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Family Resources

For families interested in enrolling their children to the Oregon School for the Deaf, the school provides a special tour. The tour provides an in-depth look at the campus. Each tour is different, depending on the ages and interests of each family. As part of the tour, the family has the opportunity to meet with some of the teachers, observe classes, see the gym, eat in the school cafeteria, and visit the residence halls to get an idea of student life. The tour provides a wonderful opportunity for the family to ask any questions they might have about the school. A chance to meet the supervising teacher to review the enrollment process is also included.

To schedule a tour of OSD, contact:

Kelsey Gilstrap
Phone/Videophone: 503-922-6255
Email: Kelsey Gilstrap

Parent Resource Group

Previously, OSD hosted weekly meetings of parents and children for the purpose of supporting families with Deaf/Hard of Hearing children, sharing information and practicing ASL together. The format was as follows: 30 minutes of presentation, either given by an ASL Specialist, or an invited guest, 30 minutes of ASL Storytelling, modeled by an ASL Specialist and practiced with the parents, and 30 minutes of question and answer and social activity. Voice Interpreting and babysitting was provided during the Parent Resource Group. At this time, the Parent Resource Group is on hold until further notice.

We have a Facebook group - OSD Parent Resource Facebook Group - If you are a parent and have a Facebook account, please feel free to join the group. The moderator posts activities of interest for families with a Deaf child.