Bridges Classroom at Lava Ridge

HDESD Bridges Program

Our Mission at Bridges

Students will learn interdependence and cooperation with the critical lifelong goal of tolerating and valuing interacting with others. All students will make progress in the areas of:

  • Attending to people and the environment
  • Communicating intentionally and effectively
  • Tolerating change
  • Accepting new experiences
  • Organizing information to learn meanings/purposes
  • Independence
  • Self-Regulation

For Parents


For Kids

Our Music


Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District
Bend Education Center
520 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: 541-693-5700
Toll Free: 1-866-910-2833
Fax: 541-693-5701

Teresa Copeland


Katherine Procter

Autism Specialist


Bridges Autism Support Classroom provides intensive instruction to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in grades K-3 who benefit from ABA teaching strategies and evidence-based practices.