Special Education & Speech

Ashley Northam

Speech- Language Pathologist

Kathleen Spinks

Special Education

Grant County ESD provides special education services for children and districts, determined through a resolution agreement. These five small rural school districts are:

Oregon Administrative Rules for Special Education specifies the following disabilities as making a child eligible for special education:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Communication Disorder
  • Deafblindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vision Impairment

Services provided to the districts include:

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Speech and Language Programs
  • Special Education Support Personnel in each district
  • Coordination and referral services to Regional Programs