Celebrating a Year of Employment

Celebrating a Year of Employment

Not many teenagers can say they’ve stayed at one job for an entire year. Sticking with a job takes persistence, dedication, and problem-solving. Marissa Cross, age 19, is one of those teens. Cross (pictured right with transition teacher Ken Thorp) is a transition...
The Sky’s the Limit

The Sky’s the Limit

Making air travel easier for all In most cases, a scheduled flight that never actually takes off might cause concern. But that exact event happened at the Redmond airport on October 19th, 2019, and the passengers considered it a big success. The Redmond Airport...
ABLE To Save!

ABLE To Save!

A new financial tool for people with IDD. Just a few years ago, families of a child with IDD faced some real challenges when it came to saving money for their child’s future. The problem was that saving money beyond a certain point could put their child’s benefits at...
Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning

Elementary school teachers and instructional coaches from Redmond, Culver and Sisters school districts gathered at Central Oregon Community College in Redmond for hands-on computational thinking learning. SAM Labs instructors were on site to lead K-8 teachers through...
Building a Culture of Caring for Students with Trauma

Building a Culture of Caring for Students with Trauma

High Desert Education Service District recently hired staff for three new positions that will forward the idea of a “Culture of Care” across Central Oregon. The Culture of Care is an initiative of Better Together that aims to equip adults in schools with information...