Special Services

  • EPSD9 Special Services Staff

    The Eagle Point School District 9's Special Education Program strives to support all students and their families who meet the special education eligibility requirements of the 2004 IDEA Reauthorization.

    The Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) is a federal special education law that requires school districts to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to eligible children with disabilities. A free appropriate public education means special education and related services, described in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and provided to children in the least restrictive environment.

    Special Education support services are provided in the following areas for students meeting eligibility criteria:

    • Developmental Delay 
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Communication Disorder
    • Deaf/Blindness
    • Emotional Disturbance
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Intellectual Disability
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Vision Impairment

    Eagle Point School District 9 Special Education Staff include, but is not limited to:

    • Director of Special Services
    • Special Services Specialist 
    • Special Education Resource Teachers
    • Speech/Language Pathologists
    • Speech/Language Pathology Assistants
    • School Psychologists
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Nursing Support
    • Instructional Assistants
    • Specialized Consultants

    Special Education services provided directly by the District include:

    • Speech/Language Therapy
    • Resource Room Teachers and Support Staff
    • Psychological Evaluation and Consulting
    • Site Based Classrooms for Eligible Students

    Special Education programs provided by the district in collaboration with Regional Programs include:

    • Physical Therapy
    • Vision Impaired
    • Hearing Impaired
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Behavior Consultation
    • Transition Consultation

    Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Frequently Asked Questions for Oregon Diploma Options, 2014: click here 

    Families who desire clarification or additional information regarding specific eligibility or Special Education programs may contact the following:

    Valerie Shehorn, Director of Teaching and Learning and Special Services - 541.830.6565

    Mariel Eyman, Special Services Admin Assistant - 541.830.6197