Ashland School District provides a continuum of services for students with disabilities who need specially designed instruction. Eligible students (ages 5-21) receive a free, appropriate education designed with high expectations for individual performance and continuous progress. Ashland employs or contracts with outstanding special education teachers and specialists including school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, autism specialists, and others to identify and serve students with disabilities. Whenever possible, we provide services in the child's neighborhood school. Ashland also operates district-level classrooms for students who need a more specialized environment. At times, we may provide services on other campuses through partnerships with Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD) and others based on need as determined by an IEP team.
If you have questions regarding special education, please contact Erika Bare, Director of Student Services, or your child's principal.
Do you suspect your child has a disability?
Contact your child's principal or the Student Services Department at 482-2811 to learn about the assessment process.
A Note to Local Physicians, Alternative Health Care Providers and Pre-Schools
For children birth through age five (0 - 5), Asante Child Development Services provides special education evaluations and services for students residing in Jackson County.
For children who will be 5 by September 1 of any given year through disabled individuals up to age 21, please refer parents directly to Ashland School District Student Services at 541-482-2438.