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Oregon Department of Education: Office of Student Learning and Partnerships - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Oregon Department of Education: Office of Student Learning and Partnerships
Public Service Building
255 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-0203
(503) 947-5600 (Local)
(503) 378-5156 (Fax)
(503) 378-2892 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

Geographic area served: Oregon.


Lisa Darnold, Director, Regional Programs and Best Practices, (503) 947-5786,
Sarah Drinkwater, Assistant Superintendent, (503) 947-5702,
Melissa Glover, Educational Services - Education Specialist,
Nancy Johnson-Dorn, Part C Coordinator,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Identifies all children and youths who are or at risk of being deaf-blind.
  • Counseling
    • Assists service providers and families in preparing students who are deafblind for quality lives in their communities.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Offers early intervention services.
  • Education Services
    • Oversees all programs and services to children with disabilities in Oregon 5-21. This includes the following basic mandates under federal law:
      • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
      • Least Restrictive Environment
      • Appropriate Evaluation
      • Individualized Education Program- Accountability
      • Parent and Student Participation in Decision-Making
      • Procedural Safeguards
      • Monitoring, Technical Assistance, and Enforcement
  • Preschool Programs
    • Offers home-based programs and consultant services for preschool visually impaired/multiply impaired infants and toddlers.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance in support of mandated early intervention and special education services to children and youth who are deaf-blind from birth through age 21.
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