Oregon
Rule Rule 581-015-2550
Eligibility for Regional Services


(1)

The determination of a child’s eligibility for services as a child with autism spectrum disorder, deafblindness, hearing impairment, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic impairment, or vision impairment is the responsibility of:

(a)

The resident school district for children who are at the age of eligibility for kindergarten through age 21 in accordance with OAR 581-015-2130 (Autism Spectrum Disorder) through 581-015-2180 (Visual Impairment); or

(b)

The designated referral and evaluation agency for children who are at the age of eligibility for:

(A)

Early intervention, from birth until the age of three in accordance with OAR 581-015-2780 (EI Eligibility); and

(B)

Early childhood special education, from the age of three until eligible for kindergarten in accordance with OAR 581-015-2795 (ECSE Eligibility).

(2)

Regional programs may assist the local district or designated referral and evaluation agency in evaluating and/or determining eligibility when the local district or the designated referral and evaluation agency does not have a person trained and experienced in the area of the suspected disability(ies).

(3)

A child who is found eligible for services as a child with autism spectrum disorder, deafblindness, hearing impairment, traumatic brain injury, or vision impairment may be eligible for regional services if the child needs regional program services.

(4)

A child who is found eligible for services as a child with orthopedic impairment may be eligible for regional services if the child is determined to be orthopedically impaired by his/her eligibility team based on eligibility tool(s) approved by the Department, and needs regional program services.
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