Process for Completing the Eastern Oregon Regional Program Referral
Sections A and B:
To request EORP assistance for Student Evaluation and/or Service for students suspected of having one of the five low incidence disabilities, please follow the steps below.
Please note that the specialist assigned to assist you with an evaluation will need to get a copy of the consent form before he/she can begin the assessment. To expedite this process, if you have the signed consent at the time you are submitting the referral, please send a copy of it with the EORP referral. If you will be inviting the specialist to the preplanning meeting where the consent will be signed, please be prepared to provide the specialist with a copy of the consent once the meeting is over (attach below).
When should an EORP specialist be invited to an eligibility meeting?
An eligibility team needs to include "the parent, in accordance with OAR 581-015-2190, and two or more qualified professionals. At least one of whom is knowledgeable and experienced in the evaluation and education of children with the suspected disability." OAR 581-015-2120(1) (a). The resident district should invite the EORP specialist as the professional who is knowledgeable and experienced in the evaluation and education of children with disabilities served by the regional program (hearing impairment, vision impairment, severe orthopedic impairment) unless the district has another professional with the requisite knowledge. This can be an issue of critical importance in ensuring that a student receives a free appropriate public education.
We are requesting the following assistance of Eastern Oregon Regional Program: