OI Referral Information

  • Districts may enroll a student at Columbia Regional Program under the eligiblity category of Orthopedic Impairment (OI). Once enrolled, the following student services are available:
    • Loan of equipment 
    • Consultation and training in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
    • Consultation and training in the area of Assistive Technology (AT) and access. 

    To enroll a student, the following documents are required: 
    1. A completed and signed "Columbia Regional Program Referral" form.
    2. A copy of a current eligibility statement for Orthopedic Impairment (70)
    Fax both documents to 503.916.5576. Questions regarding your referral or the referral process can be emailed to this address.
    If you are requesting AAC or AT consultation, you will be asked to complete an School-Aged AT/AAC Learner Profile or EI/ECSE School-Aged Learner Profile
    If an OI eligibility for a student is pending, please wait until eligibility is established to refer to CRP. We are unable to enroll students who are referred without a copy of the OI eligibility statement.
    Establishing Eligibility under OI
    Although CRP does not typically participate in OI evaluations and eligibility meetings, our Assistive Technology Specialist,
    Ruth McKee is available to assist if you have technical questions regarding the evaluation process and the OI eligibility criteria.  
    Requesting an AAC or AT Consultation for a Student with ASD
    To request an AAC or AT consult for a student with ASD, the following documents are required:
    1. A completed "Columbia Regional Program Referral" form. Handwrite on the form indicating if it is an AAC or AT consult for student with ASD.
    2. A copy of a current eligibility statement for ASD.
    Q: What if a child is already enrolled at CRP and receiving equipment and/or services and changes school districts?
    A: A new referral is required any time a child changes districts such as ECSE-to-Kindergarten transitions, or moving into a new district.
    Q: Where is the eligibiliy criteria for OI?
    A: You may review the OI eligibility criteria listed on the OI Eligibility Statement on the ODE website.
    Q. What if I have a child eligible under Other Health Impaired (OHI) or Communication Disorder (CD) who would benefit from CRP equipment and/or services?
    A. To access CRP equipment and/or services, a child must have an eligibility of Orthopedic Impairment (OI) or another low incidence disability (VI, HI, DB, TBI, ASD). Note that motor equipment is restricted to students with an OI eligibility.
    Return to the general Student Referral page.