• Silver Falls School District offers a wide range of special education services designed to meet individual student needs. Services are provided by teachers qualified to teach in the area of disability or by general education teachers in consultation with the specialist.

    Each school in the district offers a variety of programs to support students who are on Individual Education Plans. Some programs and services are provided in partnership with Willamette Education Service District Regional Programs and Services.

    Special education services may include a combination of the following:

    • Evaluation
    • Consultation
    • Specially designed instruction
    • Accommodations or modifications to the curriculum
    • Speech and language therapy
    • Physical and occupational therapy
    • Augmentative communication
    • Autism services
    • Vision services
    • Hearing services

     

    These services may be provided in any of the following settings or
    combinations of settings:

    • School site
    • General education classroom
    • Learning resource center
    • Structured learning program
    • Basic skills class
    • Functional skills class
    • Transition program

     

    The Silver Falls School District complies with all federal and state
    regulations regarding the process and procedures for special education
    compliance.

    Eligibility

    Silver Falls School District offers a continuum of services to students,
    preschool through age 21. These services are provided in the least
    restrictive environment as required in Federal and State law.

    The District supports students who are eligible for specially designed
    instruction in these areas:

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Communication Disorders
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Specific Learning Disability

     

    Procedural Safeguards

    Procedural Safeguards Notice: Parent Rights for Special Education

    Procedural Safeguards Notice: Parent Rights for Special Education – Spanish

    Procedural Safeguards Notice: Parent Rights for Special Education – Russian

    Parent Advocacy

    FACT Oregon: Empowering Families Experiencing Disability

    For additional information contact Dr. Linda Brown, Director of Special
    Services, 503-873-5303, brown_linda@silverfalls.k12.or.us

  • 581-015-2080 Child Find

    (1) School districts must identify, locate and evaluate all resident
    with disabilities, regardless of the severity of the disability, who are
    in need of early intervention, early childhood special education, or
    special education services. The requirements of this rule apply to all
    preschool and school age children unless these children are no longer
    entitled to a free appropriate public education under OAR 581-015-2040
    to OAR 581-015-2050.

    (2) The requirements of this rule apply to all resident children,
    including:

    (a) Highly mobile children with disabilities (such as migrant and
    homeless children),

    (b)  Children who are wards of the state;

    (c) Indian preschool children who reside on reservations;

    (d) Children who are suspected of having a disability even though they
    are advancing from grade to grade;

    (e) Children enrolled in public charter schools;

    (f) Children who are home schooled;

    (g) Children below the age of compulsory school attendance who are not
    enrolled in a public or private school program; and

    (h) Children above the age of compulsory school attendance who have not
    graduated with a regular high school diploma.

    (3)  For purposes of this rule, residency is determined in accordance
    with ORS Chapter 339.

    Stat. Auth.: ORS 343.041, ORS 343.045, ORS 343.157

    Stats. Implemented: ORS 343.045, ORS 343.157, 34 CFR 300.111

    Hist.: 1EB 269, f. & ef. 12-22-77; 1EB 14-1983, f. 11-23-83, ef.
    11-25-83; EB 11-1995, f. & cert. ef. 5-25-95; ODE 16-2000, f. & cert.
    ef. 5-23-00; ODE 2-2003, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-03; Renumbered from
    581-015-0037, ODE 10-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-25-07

    581-015-2085 Child Find for Children Attending Private Schools

    (1)  Each school district must locate, identify and evaluate all
    children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private,
    including religious, elementary and secondary schools located within the
    boundaries of the school district.

    (2)  The child find process for parentally-placed private school
    children must be designed to ensure the equitable participation of
    parentally-placed private school children with disabilities and an
    accurate count of such children.

    (3)  The school district’s child find activities for parentally-placed
    private school children must be similar to, and completed within a
    comparable time period, to child find activities for public school
    children with disabilities.

    (4)  The cost of implementing child find activities, including
    individual evaluations, may not be considered in determining whether a
    school district has met its obligations to spend a proportionate share
    under OAR 581-015-2470.

    (5)  These child find requirements apply to all parentally-placed
    private school children, including those children who are residents of
    another state.

    (b)  Each school district must consult with appropriate representatives
    of private school children with disabilities on how to carry out these
    activities, in accordance with OAR 581-015-2480.

    Stat. Auth.: ORS 343.041, ORS 343.045, ORS 343.157
    Stats. Implemented: ORS 343.045, ORS 343.157, 34 CFR 300.131

    Hist.: ODE 10-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-25-07

    For additional information contact Dana Pedersen, Director of Special
    Services, 503-873-5303, pedersen_dana@silverfalls.k12.or.us 

  • Oregon Department of Education 504 Manual

    For additional information contact Dana Pedersen, Director of Special
    Services, 503-873-5303, pedersen_dana@silverfalls.k12.or.us

  • Center on Brain Injury Research and Training

    http://cbirt.org/

    Jennifer Bingham, Oregon Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist

    bingham_jennifer@silverfalls.k12.or.us

    For additional information contact Dana Pedersen, Director of Special
    Services, 503-873-5303, pedersen_dana@silverfalls.k12.or.us