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Autism Program


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability affecting the processing, integration, and organization of information. ASD typically has an impact on communication, social interaction, functional skills, and educational performance.

The regional Autism Program is designed to enhance educational success by providing information, training, and support to staff and families who are affected by autism.


If a child is suspected to have autism, the educational team may request an evaluation by regional staff.

Inservice Training and Resources

A resource library contains teaching materials, books, and tapes. Resources may be checked out by staff, families, and community members for a 30-day loan period.

Annual inservice opportunities provide staff with critical information and comprehensive understanding of essential strategies to help children with autism. Training topics may include understanding autism, communication strategies, teaching strategies, behavior strategies, and functional analysis. Advanced or specialized training may also be arranged.

Consultation and Support

Regional staff provides ongoing support for identified children meeting regional eligibility criteria. Consultation and support may include:

  • Classroom support
  • Behavior support
  • Social skills support


The Oregon Administrative Rules (OARS) describe guidelines to determine eligibility for these services.


This section of our web site is a collection of links to other websites for parents and teachers for informational purposes only. LBL is not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linked to or from the third party web sites.

Refer a Child for an Evaluation

Cascade Regional Services are accessed through the local early intervention unit or educational agency where the child attends school.

How to refer a child

Cascade Regional Program – Contact

Program Administrator:
Cindy Madden

Admin. Assistant:
Lisa Schoen