Columbia Regional Program (CRP) assistsclassroom teachers and their schools byproviding services to children with lowincidence disabilities. CRP provides specializededucational support for children with hearingimpairments, vision impairments, AutismSpectrum Disorders (ASD), orthopedicimpairments and deafblindness.
Blind/Vision Impaired services includes itinerant Teachers of the Visually Impaired who provide specially designed instruction for children in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Services or school age students, kindergarten through transition age. Teachers provide instruction to students in their local school placements or homes when appropriate. Instruction includes areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC), which is the body of knowledge and skills that are needed by students with visual impairments due to their unique disability-specific needs. Teachers of the Visually Impaired also provide coaching and training for district staff and families of children with vision loss.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHH)supports school districts and EI/ECSE providers.The program is based on the premise that whenfamilies receive intensive and appropriate supportduring their child’s early years, family membersare more effectively able to mobilize their childthroughout the entire educational process.
Classes, workshops and specific trainings for School Personnel
Orthopedic Services is a team of specialistswho provide assessment, consultation, staff/familytraining and equipment for students with orthopedicimpairments. The orthopedic team’s primary focus isto support district staff within the educational setting.
Containing over 850 individual apps to testdrive-our AppLAB is open to teachers, parents,and education professionals. Please contactDarthea Park for an appointment: dpark(at)pps.net(or call 503-916-5570 ext. 78377).
We provide educational trainingvideos for educators, and families.
Staff Training and Technical AssistanceAutism Services assists school districts and EarlyIntervention/Early Childhood Special Education(EI/ECSE) providers, with a focus on staff trainingand technical assistance.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has beenrecognized by the state as a low incidencedisability to be covered by Regional Programs.This program is currently in process of development.
In affiliation with Portland Public Schools, Columbia Regional Program supports equalizing educational opportunities and access for students who require special services in:
CRP Referral Form (.pdf)
Learn more about CRP and what we do.