Bridges Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Program

The students in the Bridges program doing some yoga!

The High Desert Education Service District partners with Bend-La Pine Schools to provide behavior-based strategies for teaching  children (ages 5-9) with autism and other disabilities.  Using a process called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the partnership serves children with autism spectrum disorders to assist in learning readiness and access the general education environment when appropriate.  For information about services for younger children (ages 2-5) please view the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education website.

Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District

Lava Ridge Elementary School
20805 Cooley Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: 541.355.4856
Fax:  541.638.9648

Sara Ausman

Program Supervisor

Trede Gutierrez

Program Teacher

Amy Nelson

Program Secretary