Special Programs

Jaylee King, a visually impaired 4th-grade student at Vern Patrick Elementary School, painted this self-portrait with the help of Vision Assistant Beth Hoffman. Using raised lines and symbols made by High Desert ESD’s Pictures in a Flash machine, Jaylee was able to feel the features of her portrait.

Video of the Month


ASL Colors



Student teaches ASL to classmates

A third-grade student at Pine Ridge Elementary School teaches a weekly American Sign Language lesson to her fellow classmates.

Upcoming Events


Camp Taloali for DHH Students
June & July, 2019

Camp Taloali flyer

Central Oregon Regional Program (CORP)

Services Provided may Include
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Consultation/Coaching
  • Direct Instruction
  • Evaluation
In Collaboration with

Provides Support to Eligible Students in 7 Counties

  • Deschutes
  • Crook
  • Harney
  • Jefferson
  • Gilliam
  • Wheeler
  • Sherman

Vision Statement
Collaborating to overcome barriers to achieve educational success.

Mission Statement
Increase educational access by providing specialized instruction and supports to districts, families, and students ages birth to 21.

Contact Information

High Desert Education Service District
Special Programs
Phone: 541.693.5700
Toll Free: 1.866.910.2833
Fax: 541.638.9648

Amy Joynt

Director of Special Programs


Jan Colvin