Oregon Department of Education

State Resources

Oregon Department of Education (ODE)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Information to help children with autism benefit from the specialized support provided through regional services in cooperation with local school districts, families and community agencies.

  • Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
    The Oregon Department of Education contracts with local agencies to provide a statewide system of free services for young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.

Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)
The following offices may be of interest to parents and personnel dealing with special education and early intervention services for children prior to entering school.
Oregon Department of Employment
Division 15-Oregon Administrative Regulations relating to EI/ECSE Programs 
All state regulations relative to EI/ECSE Programs can be located from the State Archive website.

Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC) 
OCDC is a private not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Prompted by the tragic death of a three-year-old migrant child in a farm accident, OCDC was founded in 1971 and has evolved into the largest child development and child care network in the state of Oregon, providing Head Start, literacy and family support services.

Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) 
The mission of the OCDD is to join with Oregonians with developmental disabilities and their families to promote change through self-determination leading to a more accessible, inclusive and culturally responsive world.

Family and Community Together (FACT) is a family leadership organization supporting individuals and their families experiencing disability.

Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Care Coordination  
    CaCoon is a statewide program that uses county public health nurses to work with families who have children with special health needs to identify those needs and priorities and locate appropriate services.
  • Community Connections Network
    CCN is a network of 14 clinics across Oregon that seeks to improve services for child with special needs in the more rural areas of the state.

  • Oregon Center for Children and Youth With Special Health Needs
    OSCSHN plans, implements and evaluates public health programs for children with special needs and supports partnerships with families, health care providers, agencies and the community.

  • Alan Garland Email    (503) 947-5759
    EI-ECSE - Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Specialist