Special Education

Services for School Age (ages 5-21) Students:
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 or suspect your child has a disability, please contact your child's principal or Student Services at 541-482-2438 to learn about the assessment process.

Services for Early Childhood Age (birth - 5) Students:
The Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) program provides specialized services to infants, toddlers and preschool children with developmental delays or disabilities in Jackson county. EI/ECSE serves more than 400 children in Douglas County and more than 800 children in Jackson County each year for free.

Educational services include home visits, parent-toddler groups, specialized preschools, consultation to children in community preschools or speech therapy. Staff who work for EI/ECSE have teaching licenses or state authorization to teach young children. They are specialists in early intervention/early childhood special education, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavior and autism.

All educational services are FREE to eligible children and their families.

Contact Information:
Phone: 541-494-7800 | Web: