Autism Spectrum Disorder is considered a Regional (“low incidence, high need”) disability. The Autism Consultation Program through LBL ESD is designed to enhance educational success by providing information, training, and support to staff and families who are impacted by autism. ASD Consultants provide support to school staff who implement IFSPs (Individual Family Service Plan) or IEPs (Individualized Education Program) to children/students residing in Linn, Benton, or Lincoln counties.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is considered a Regional (“low incidence, high need”) disability.

NOTE: The Cascade Regional Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultation Program does not evaluate or help determine educational eligibility for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For evaluation or eligibility questions, please refer to Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District (LBL ESD) Special Education and Evaluation Services Program (SEES) website:

Service Delivery

Who is Eligible for ASD Consultation Services?

Students must be found eligible for special education under the eligibility of Autism Spectrum Disorder to be considered for ASD consultation services.

Consultation Services

Support may be provided to the educational team on a variety of topics including:

  • IFSP or IEP support
  • Curriculum adaptation
  • Environmental modifications
  • Behavioral support
  • Communication development
  • Social skills
  • Self-Advocacy skills development
  • Vocational/career skills development
  • Daily living skills
  • Training for school staff or other students


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

The Cascade Regional ASD Program also has a lending library that includes books, audiotapes, videotapes, a variety of articles, and sample curriculum materials regarding a wide variety of educational strategies for children experiencing ASD.