Bridges Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Program

The Bridges Program will participate in the Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding program through a grant from Autism Speaks.

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The High Desert Education Service District partners with our Early Childhood Special Education program and Bend-La Pine Schools and to provide behavior-based strategies for teaching young children (ages 2-9) with autism and other disabilities.  Using a process called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the partnership serves children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as those with behavioral disorders and intellectual disabilities.

Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District
Bend Education Center
520 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97703
Phone: 541.693.5700
Toll Free: 1.866.910.2833
Fax: 541.638.9648

Sara Ausman

Program Supervisor

541.355.4852
sara.ausman@hdesd.org

Linda Bryant

Program Teacher

541.355.2431
linda.bryant@hdesd.org

Charlene Payton

Program Secretary

541.355.4856
charlene.payton@hdesd.org