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Consulting and Training

Support is provided to district educational team on a variety of topics including

  • IEP/IFSP development
  • Curriculum adaptation
  • Environmental modifications
  • Communication development
  • Social skills
  • Self-Advocacy skills development
  • Vocational/career skills development
  • Daily living skills

A variety of workshop opportunities are provided including topics directly related to understanding Autism, appropriate instructional strategies, and behavioral support options. District teams and Regional Autism Specialists work together to access training needs and prioritize topics. Guest speakers are available to support identified areas of concern.

WESD Professional Development Events and Registration

WESD Events

WESD Autism Cadre

WESD Autism Cadre is opened and free to any of our regional district partners (Marion, Polk, Yamhill Counties) who work with this special population. Cadre meetings are offered monthly and offer opportunities for training and teaming for professionals (Autism Specialists/Consultants, SLP's, School Psych's, OT' and PT's, etc.) who are working in the field of Autism. Meetings are typically from 8:30 am to 11:30am on the third Friday of the month (September thru May). While we encourage members to join us in person at our main office in Salem, most meetings are offered in a hybrid format for those that would like to join virtually. Our topic schedule will be posted by September 8th,  2023 for the 2023-2024 school year.


If you are interested in joining our group for one or all of our Cadre sessions, please (click here).


     Our 2023-2024 Autism Cadre Schedule:

  • September 22, 2023
  • October 20, 2023
  • November 17, 2023
  • December 8, 2023
  • January 19, 2024
  • February 16, 2024
  • March 15, 2024
  • April 19, 2024
  • May 17, 2024


Additional Training Opportunities




 WESD Sponsored Mandt Trainings   

Mandt Certificate Trainings  (flyer) (registration)

Mandt Trainer Training (flyer) (registration)


Oregon Department of Education – Regional Programs

ODE Autism Spectrum Disorder Information

OAR 581-015-2130  ASD Eligibility Requirements

OAR 581-015-2000 Definitions


Oregon Regional Autism Model Training Sites (OrPATS)

OrPATS - Training information for educators

OrPATS In-Person Workshop | December 15 & 16, 2022


Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders (OCASD)

Program Self Assessment

National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders


For information contact:


    Coordinator: Kevin Carroll

    Phone: 503.385.4558   Fax: 503.385.4876