Special Education

Life Enrichment Education Program

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The Life Enrichment Education Program (LEEP) provides specially designed instruction and related services for eligible Clackamas County students ages 5-21 years. Students attend self-contained classrooms in schools located throughout the county.

The curriculum focuses on personal management, communication, practical living skills, vocational skills, leisure and recreation activities, and social skills. Based on the individual needs of each student, the ESD offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive PE, and nursing support.

Clackamas ESD also provides an extended school year program in the summer for students who would regress because of a lengthy educational recess.

Referral Process

Students must be referred by the local school district's special education director or designee.

Note: You will also need to submit the student's current and most recent IEP, Eligibility Determination(s), and most recent assessment reports.

Once received, the program coordinator will work with the district representative to review the referral form and schedule a time to observe the student in his or her current classroom setting. LEEP will also make available a time/date for parents to visit a LEEP classroom.

For a complete set of guidelines regarding the LEEP referral process, please download the timeline here.

For more information about LEEP contact Jared Hayes, Coordinator.

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