Jackson County


DESD Child Development Services is in need of the following:






JCEIC Officers, 2011-2012

Kate McFarland, Co-Chairperson, DESD Child Developement Services (541) 494-7820

Susan Fischer, Co-Chairperson   (541) 840-5127

Mark Moskowitz, Treasurer, So. Oregon Regional Services (541) 776-8555




The Early Intervention Council is comprised of parents and professionals in the community who are dedicated to the children in Jackson County with special needs. The council meets once a month to discuss issues related to providing services to the children in our community. The Jackson County Early Intervention Council (JCEIC) has joined with the Early Childhood Partnership Team (ECPT) and meets on the second Friday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at: First Church of the Nazarene, Ministry Building, 1974 E. McAndrews Rd., Medford.  Parents are encouraged to attend. We would love to have you come join us!   If you are interested in more information regarding the Early Intervention Council, please contact Kate McFarland at  (541) 494-7820.



The EI/ECSE program has a lending library available to parents and professionals located at our Stewart Site.  It contains books and videos regarding early intervention/early childhood special education topics.


FAMILIES FOR COMMUNITY -  Families For Community (FFC) is a family support network run by families, for families.  They exist to facilitate community among families who have children who experience disabilities of all kinds, through relationship and support opportunities. Families For Community offers different ways for families to find support including one on one parent matching, support groups, social opportunities, trainings and workshops and advocacy opportunities. To find out how you can get involved with Families For Community, check out their website by clicking on the link above or on our resource page.


Holland is a support and resource group for parents of children who experience a disability.  Come and join other parents who "walk in your shoes" who want to learn and share together.  Evening support groups are available.

Evening Holland-

Evening Holland usually meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Kid Time located at 106 N. Central Ave, Medford, however this month, that's Thanksgiving!  So this month only, our next meeting is on November 21.  The topic is how to raise a self-advocate. For questions or information, contact Tanya Savko at (541) 227-3769. Remember - free onsite childcare! . 

Familias Especiales

A support group for Spanish speaking families) - meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Central Medford High School,  815 S Oakdale Board Room. 6:00 – 7:30 pm  For more information contact Kathy Keesee at 541-732-5958.