Special Education

Who We Are:

As a special education team, we value consultation and collaboration to create the most effective support system for students. We do this by providing materials, strategies, interventions, expertise, experience and modeling for staff. We do this so we can support students in their least restrictive placements and through transitions.

Our Mission:

Together, we prepare students with disabilities to graduate with the skills needed to participate in a meaningful life in our community.

Our Vision:

Our students with disabilities will become productive, safe, caring and valued members of our community.

Our Staff:

Special Education staff in the David Douglas School District include:

  • Instructional Assistants (IAs)
  • Learning Specialists
  • Teachers in the Supported Learning Classroom – Academic and Functional Skills (SLC-AFS)
  • Teachers in the Supported Learning Classroom – Social/Emotional/Behavioral (SLC-SEB)
  • Teachers in the Community Transitions Program (CTP)
  • Speech/Language Pathologists (SLPs)
  • Speech/Language Pathologist Assistants (SLPAs)
  • Assistive Technology (AT)
  • Occupational Therapists (OTs)
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • School Psychologists
  • Autism Consultants

Child Find

Public schools will ensure that all students with disabilities who are eligible for kindergarten through 21 years of age, residing within their attendance area, have available to them a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The rights of children with disabilities and their parents will be protected in accordance with state and federal laws.

School districts must locate and identify children who have disabilities from birth to age 21. If you, or someone you know, has a child with a disability who may be in need of special education and related services, you can initiate a referral through your local schools. The following is a list of Multnomah County School Districts:

Centennial School District(503) 760-7990
Corbett School District(503) 261-4200
David Douglas School District(503) 261-8209
Gresham-Barlow School District(503) 261-4650
Parkrose School District(503) 408-2118
Portland Public School District(503) 916-3152
Reynolds School District(503) 661-7200
Riverdale School District(503) 262-4840
Multnomah Early Childhood Program(503) 261-5535