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School Supply Partners
Exceptional Children
  • Child Find

    • Project Child Find is an effort coordinated by local school systems and the Exceptional Children Division, State Department of Public Instruction, to locate and identify children and youth ages birth through 21 with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services. The help that is available through Project Child Find could be a complete evaluation if appropriate, an Individualized Education Program for children with disabilities beginning at age 3 if appropriate, an Individualized Family Service Plan for each child with a disability birth through 2 years old or a referral to other agencies when needed.

  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division

    • The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that sutdents with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized program in the least restrictive environment.

  • Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards 

    • Parent Rights Handbook (English):

    • Parent Rights Handbook (Spanish):

      • This handbook is designed to support families with the understanding of the rights and responsibilities specific to the special education process. Acronyms and terms often used in special education and resources can be found in the appendices. If, at any time, you suspect your student may have a disability and is in need of special education and/or related services, you may request an evaluation, in writing, to your student’s School Director, Teacher, or EC Director

    • Parent Resources

  • Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for Families

    • What is NC MTSS?

      • This linked infographic is intended to support NC families in understanding what NC educators are referring to when they are talking about an MTSS. Family engagement within an MTSS is defined as the active and meaningful partnerships that educators build and maintain with students’ families for the purpose of supporting student learning. It embodies the idea that all parties are equally invested in the student’s educational experience and all parties bring knowledge and skills of equal value to the table to work together.

    • What is Support?​

      • This linked infographic is intended to promote understanding and conversations around how school teams are providing these supports to all, some, and a few students based on needs. NC schools that are implementing an MTSS may talk about support for students. To further define that support, NC organizes these supports around the instruction, the curriculum, and the environment.

For further information regarding any questions about services for students with disabilities, please contact our office via phone or email. 

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