From the Superintendent

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Are You Ready to Drive?

Are You Ready to Drive?

How to start learning the rules of the road Transition students set a lot of goals for themselves. They work on gaining job skills, figuring out public transportation, maybe even learning to cook! For many students, the list also includes passing the driver permit...

Get Cooking!

Tips on success in the kitchen for teens with disabilities.   How do you make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich? Ask Alexis Daniels, because she has it dialed. Alexis, age 17, is a junior at Bend High School, and she plans to continue her education in a...

Making Youth Voices Heard in Oregon

Making Youth Voices Heard in Oregon

Isaac Shannon and the SRC Youth Council Isaac Shannon has been advocating for education almost as long as he has been a student. Growing up in San Diego, he learned to speak up about adjusting his IEP and participate in traditional classrooms. After moving to Bend...

Are you ready for a grown-up doctor?

Tips for graduating from a pediatrician to a primary care physician for adults. For Dr. Brenna Lewis, helping her patients switch to a different doctor is a bittersweet experience. Lewis is a pediatrician at Mosaic Medical in Bend. She cares for children from birth...

Start the New Year Strong and Hopeful

Start the New Year Strong and Hopeful

5 resources for support in 2021 One thing we can all agree on is that 2020 was a tough year. Between virtual learning, social distancing, risks of getting sick, and losing job opportunities, many transition students and their families experienced setbacks and...

Having a ball with virtual speech therapy

Having a ball with virtual speech therapy

"George Cocores and Alicia Fox, with the Early Intervention Evaluation Team, spent some time with our grandson for speech concerns back in July.  Due to COVID, the entire evaluation was virtual.  When they determined Henry could benefit from speech therapy, I wondered...