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Special Education Programs and Services

Creswell School District offers students and families a wide range of special education and related services.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Services

Creswell School District collaborates with Early Childhood Cares to evaluate and identify developmental strengths and needs for children turning 3 until Kindergarten.  Together with families, the team determines if children are eligible for and require Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services.  The team is composed of Early Childhood Evaluation Specialists, Speech-Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and contracted providers.

Evaluation and Assessment

CSD’s assessment team is made up of evaluators including special education teachers, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, regional providers, and other specialists.  The evaluation team conducts all standardized assessments needed for an initial and triennial eligibility for identification of students with special needs.

Before formal assessments can begin, guardian permission is required. Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) indicate that a student may be assessed and/or identified for special education services in the following disability categories:

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Blindness
    • Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    • Developmental Delay
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech and Language Impairment
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Visual Impairment
Private School Services

CSD has a resposibility to locate, identify, and evaluate children with disabilities who live within our district who are enrolled in private schools. 

Each year, CSD expends a proportionate share of federal IDEA funds for children with disabilities who have been parentally-placed into a private school. The services provided are determined through consultation with private school representatives.

Service plans must be developed for each parentally-placed private school child with a disability who has been designated through the consultation process to receive special education and/or related services.

Please contact our Director of Student Services if your child is enrolled in a private school and you are concerned they may have a disability. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Speech and Language

Services provided by the CSD Speech and Language program are customized to meet the unique communication needs of students across the district. Whether screening, testing, or implementing individualized plans, we partner with parents and teachers to help students get the support and instruction they need. If you have questions or concerns about your student, please reach out to our Director of Student Services. 

Traumatic Brain Injury

Following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), CSD’s first priority is the student’s recovery. TBI supports are designed to promote the heath and healing of our students as they transition back to their school activities, with an emphasis on protecting the student from reinjury.

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Youth Transition Program (YTP)

Youth Transition Program (YTP) helps support young adults with individual education plans (IEPs) as they navigate and transition to life after high school. The purpose of the YTP is to prepare students with documented disabilities for employment or career-related postsecondary education or training through the provision of a comprehensive array of pre-employment transition activities and supports through partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation. 


(541) 895-6005

Amy Aguero

Director of Student Services