Special Programs

Jaylee King, a visually impaired 4th-grade student at Vern Patrick Elementary School, painted this self-portrait with the help of Vision Assistant Beth Hoffman. Using raised lines and symbols made by High Desert ESD’s Pictures in a Flash machine, Jaylee was able to feel the features of her portrait.

Video of the Month


ASL Colors



Student teaches ASL to classmates

A third-grade student at Pine Ridge Elementary School teaches a weekly American Sign Language lesson to her fellow classmates.

Upcoming Events


September 25, 2019 – Big Dream Gathering
October 17, 2019 – Winston Cornwall – Section 504, the ADA & Students with Disabilities in Public Schools:  Lessons Learned
October 19, 2019 – FACT Oregon Regional Learning Summit, Central Oregon


November 14, 2019 – Peg Dawson on Executive Function

Central Oregon Regional Program (CORP)

Services Provided may Include
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Consultation/Coaching
  • Direct Instruction
  • Evaluation
In Collaboration with

Provides Support to Eligible Students in 7 Counties

  • Deschutes
  • Crook
  • Harney
  • Jefferson
  • Gilliam
  • Wheeler
  • Sherman

Vision Statement
Collaborating to overcome barriers to achieve educational success.

Mission Statement
Increase educational access by providing specialized instruction and supports to districts, families, and students ages birth to 21.

Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District
Special Programs
Phone: 541.693.5700
Toll Free: 1.866.910.2833
Fax: 541.638.9648

Amy Joynt

Executive Director of Special Education


Jan Colvin