How a Unique Role is Helping Students with Disabilities

by Kailey Fisicaro Working in schools, specialists like physical therapists, occupational therapists, autism specialists and more see ways in which assistive technology could really help young people in need. Assistive technology includes a wide range of devices and...

How One Girl with Albinism Has Excelled

With the wide range of kids High Desert Education Service District serves through local schools, there’s one idea educators have in common: A person’s challenges or limitations don’t define them. Sierra Abbott, who recently graduated Bend High School with honors, is a...

Culture of Care

Left to right: Erin Taylor, Amber McGill and Amy Yillik Written by: Kailey Fisicaro Building a Culture of Caring for Students with Trauma High Desert Education Service District recently hired staff for three new positions that will forward the idea of a “Culture of...

What is an Autism Specialist and why are they important?

Photo: An adult reads a picture book to a child who is on the autism spectrum. Autism specialists and consultants work with staff to coach them on how to teach students on the spectrum. By Kailey Fisicaro What is an Autism Specialist and Why Are They Important? What...

How Design Thinking Can Unlock the Best in Central Oregon Schools

Photo caption: HDESD staff discuss ideas to improve the substitute teacher program using design thinking. How Design Thinking Can Unlock the Best in Central Oregon Schools Design thinking – what is it and how do educators use design thinking in Central Oregon schools?...

Collaborating Your Way to Better Problem Solving

Photo caption: High Desert Education Service District was excited to host Ross Greene on May 17 in Bend. Greene, a clinical child psychologist who developed the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model, offered a training for parents, educators, and medical...

We’re thankful to the Noun Project and FontAwesome for the graphics used in our policies tiles.