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
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

Trede Gutierrez

Program Teacher

Charlene Payton

Program Secretary