Special Education Office
The best advice to offer is, to call or contact someone for help or information with any questions or issues you may have – don’t wait for someone to contact you. Get actively involved in the process – you are your child’s most critical resource.
There are a variety of resources available that may be able to offer advice, assistance or guidance.
Philomath Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
The Philomath SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) consists of community members who are committed to quality education for children with disabilities.
Please contact Kellie McClelland at 541-929-6731, or email us at philomath.SEAC@philomath.k12.or.us.
All are welcome to SEAC meetings!
SEAC meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 at the district office.
New members are highly encouraged.
No meeting in January.
See District Calendar for meeting dates and location.
Parent & Family Resources
Special Olympics Oregon, Benton County
Susie Peters, Local Program Coordinator
Fall Sports: Aquatics, Bowling, Volleyball, Soccer
Winter Sports: Basketball: Traditional and Skills, Powerlifting, Snowshoeing
Summer Sports: Track & Field: Adult and Juniors, Bocce, Golf, Softball
IMPACT: Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today
Motor skills fitness program through OSU for children with special needs
Aged 6 months-21 years.
Rena Thayer Program Director
Oregon Family Support Network
Benton County Family Support Groups for families of children with disabilities
Leah Skipworth Benton County Regional Director
Facebook Group: Corvallis Area Down Syndrome Group
Closed group for parents of Down Syndrome children, simply request to join.
Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties
Patient-centered primary medical care that focuses on the whole person
The ARC of Benton County, Inc.
Support for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Administrative Office and InSight Gallery
414 NW Fourth Street, Corvallis, OR 97330
Trillium Family Services
Mental and behavioral healthcare to children and families
Mighty Oaks Children’s Therapy Center
Pediatric, physical, occupational & speech/language therapies
A family leadership organization for individuals and their families experiencing disability, working collaboratively to facilitate positive change through family support, advocacy, and partnerships
Phone: 503-786-6082 or 800-988-3228
Old Mill Center for Children and Families
Full-service provider of preschool, mental health, early intervention, and parent support for children birth to 18 and their families
Pediatric Therapy Professionals
A comprehensive medical model of therapy services for children and their families
Linn Benton Family Resources/Family Connections
Parenting Support for Oregon Families in Linn and Benton Counties
For children infant though high school age
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities
A federally mandated advocacy council with the mission of creating change to improve the lives of Oregonians with developmental disabilities
Oregon Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
VR assists individuals with disabilities to get and keep a job that matches their skills, interests and abilities. VR works in partnership with the community and businesses to develop employment opportunities for people with disabilities
Resource for accurate and reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities
Tax Implications of Students with Disabilities
Exemptions, standard deduction, and filing information
Glossary of Terms
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ERC: Educational Resource Center
ESY: Extended School Year services
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FAPE: Free Appropriate Public Education
IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (sometimes referred to as IDEA 2004)
IEP: Individualized Educational Plan
IEP Partner: IEP Partners are parents & others who have gone through a 2-day intensive Partner Training Program, and certified as an IEP Partner through ORPTI. IEP Partners are impartial advocates, trained listeners and planners for the IEP process.
IFSP: Individualized Family Service Plan
ITP: Individual Transition Plan
LD: Learning Disability
LRC: Learning Resource Center
LRE: Least Restrictive Environment
ORPTI: Oregon Parent Training and Information center
OT: Occupational Therapy
PT: Physical Therapy
Section 504: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination due to disability by recipients of federal financial assistance
SLP: Speech & Language Pathologist