Rule Rule 581-015-2540
Definitions for Regional Programs

The following definitions apply to OAR 581-015-2545 (Administration of Regional Programs) through 581-015-2565 (Regional Program Services) unless otherwise indicated by the context.


“Administrative Unit” means the school district or ESD within each region chosen to operate the regional program through contract with the Department of Education.


“Consultation services” means technical assistance to or conferring with the local education agency and staff or early intervention/early childhood special education providers and staff or families to assist them to provide services to eligible children.


“Department” means the Oregon Department of Education.


“Direct services” means services provided to the child by regional specialists.


“Eligible children” means children with low-incidence, high need disabilities who need the services of the regional program.


“Low incidence, high need disabilities” means one or more of the following categories under OAR 581-015-2130 (Autism Spectrum Disorder) through 581-015-2180 (Visual Impairment): autism spectrum disorder, deafblindness, hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury, and vision impairment.


“Regional program” means direct or consultative services funded through the Department provided on a single or multi-county basis that assist school districts and early intervention/ early childhood special education providers in meeting the unique needs of eligible children.


“Services” means early intervention services, early childhood special education and/or related services, and special education and/or related services, as defined in OAR 581-015-2700 (Definitions — EI/ECSE Program) and 581-015-2000 (Definitions), respectively.


“Superintendent” means the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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