Learn more about what Oregon is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

COVID-19 Resources for Special Education

Summary: The Oregon Department of Education has provided a list of resources for families and educators participating in distance learning with students with disabilities. It provides families with resources to best engage with their child’s distance learning process, up-to-date policies on Oregon distance learning requirements for special education students and links to telehealth services fulfilling special education needs.

Operated by: Oregon Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement, Telehealth

COVID-19 Resources for Special Education

Summary: This web page is a culmination of resources for school leaders, families, and caregivers during distance learning. It includes resources to help schools adjust to providing special education services virtually, telehealth services for students with disabilities, virtual mental health services for students with disabilities and educational and informational resources for families attempting to help their student with a disability adjust to online learning

Operated by: Oregon Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement

Ensuring Equity and Access Aligning State and Federal Requirements

Summary: This document requires that Oregon school districts provide students with disabilities both telehealth and remote mental health services, as needed. It discusses the legal requirements and limitations of online health services, including telehealth and tele counseling. The document further illustrates requirements for determining whether students with disabilities should return to in-person instruction or continue distance learning. The document requires all IEP services to be held virtually, provides resources and information for IEP teams conducting such virtual meetings and discusses conditions under which IEP teams should adjust student IEPs.

Operated by: Oregon Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Mental Health, Telehealth

Five Key Ways to Support Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Summary: This document provides best practices for parents and teachers attempting to support students’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides links to federal websites for additional mental health and COVID-19 information.

Operated by: Oregon Department of Education

Topic: Mental Health

Job Fairs and Events

Summary: The Oregon Employment Department has created a list of job fairs and events to assist transition age youth. However, due to COVID-19, they have adjusted these events to be held completely online.

Operated by: Oregon Employment Department

Topic: Transition