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Columbia Regional Inclusive Services

Columbia Regional Inclusive Services


    Working together to support every child’s ability to achieve
    833 NE 74th Avenue • Portland OR, 97213 • (503) 916-5570 •


    Our Mission

    Through collaborative partnerships Columbia Regional Inclusive Services provides special education services for students with low-incidence disabilities from birth through age 21, including:

    With specialized expertise in each disability, we offer direct instruction, coaching, consultation and professional development.

    We partner with districts to meet the needs of our students by providing assistive technology, conducting evaluations and participating in IEP/IFSP development. Our itinerant teachers serve children in their homes, community preschools, special classrooms and neighborhood schools. We operate classrooms for the deaf and hard of hearing, spanning Pre-K through high school.

    What we do

    Low-incidence disabilities occur at such a low rate that it is difficult for districts to provide a full range of services and specialized staff. Providing these services on a regional basis is cost effective and assures that students receive programs and services from qualified staff related to their specific needs.

    We are one of eight regional programs in Oregon. We have had an Oregon Department of Education contract held by Portland Public Schools since 1983.

    The regional programs are funded by a combination of state and federal funds.

    Join our team

    The Columbia Regional Inclusive Services maintains a culture of professionalism, mutual respect and commitment to student achievement. We foster lifelong learning and collaboration across programs and agencies. As part of Portland Public Schools we offer competitive pay and benefit packages.


    Visit us at CRISOREGON.ORG to find out more.

How To Reach Us

Lisa McConachie
Senior Director
Scott Wall
Academic Program Administrator
Blind/Visually Impaired
Brad Hendershott
Academic Program Administrator
Autism - Orthopedic Impairment/Assistive Technology - Traumatic Brain Injury
Kristy Karsten
Academic Program Administrator
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Stephanie Corvi
Academic Program Administrator
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Columbia Regional Inclusive Services Catchment Area

  • Columbia Regional Inclusive Services provides instruction and support for students in Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah and Wasco counties. We are proud to partner with educators across the twenty-two school districts and three education service districts that we serve.

    Clackamas County
    Clackamas ESD
    Lake Oswego
    Molalla River
    North Clackamas
    Oregon City
    Oregon Trail
    West Linn Wilsonville
    Hood River County
    Columbia Gorge ESD
    Hood River County School District
    Multnomah County
    Multnomah ESD
    David Douglas
    Portland Public Schools
    Wasco County
    North Wasco
    South Wasco