Culture of Care

Left to right: Erin Taylor, Amber McGill and Amy Yillik 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....
Four lessons on how to self-advocate

Four lessons on how to self-advocate

Advice from a Transition Network graduate When Sam Robinson moved from Salem to Madras in 2016, he was surprised to find fewer options and services for independent living in Jefferson County. He’d recently graduated from the Salem-Keizer Transition Program, and was...

What is an Autism Specialist and why are they important?

What is an Autism Specialist and Why Are They Important? What is an autism specialist and what do they do in our Central Oregon schools? Like so many titles in education, it’s a role with many hats. Autism specialists with High Desert Education Service District...

Collaborating Your Way to Better Problem Solving

Photo caption: High Desert Education Service District was excited to host Ross Greene on May 17 in Bend. Greene, a clinical child psychologist who developed the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model, offered a training for parents, educators, and medical...
Changing Perceptions in Pop Culture

Changing Perceptions in Pop Culture

Five Shows that Shift the Stereotypes of Disability People with disabilities make up a significant part of our population, but that is not always reflected in the movies and TV shows we watch. And until recently, the roles reflecting the lives of people with...