ASSISTANT DIRECTOR :: Sherry H. Thomas
DIVISION MISSION :: The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education program in the least restrictive environment.
Public Participation on North Carolina Application for Grant Award under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as Amended in 2004.
- The proposed State Application for the 2014 IDEA Grant Award is available for public review beginning March 9, 2014 through May 7, 2014.
- Public comment is accepted March 24, 2014 through April 24, 2014 on the proposed State Application. Comments may be submitted with reference to the application section number via email to IDEAGrant2014@dpi.nc.gov or by mail to NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), 6356 Mail Service Center, NC 27699-6356, ATTN: Valerie Herndon or Ira Wolfe.
For Your Information
The Role of Related Service Personnel
This 14-minute video describes the role of school psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech language pathologist working in public
schools. School-based practitioners and an Exceptional Children Director describe how educationally relevant evaluations are conducted, how IEP teams decide
the need for services, and how interventions for students with disabilities occur in the least restrictive school environment.
North Carolina Special Education Reference (NCSER ) - Primary Link
Secondary Link (Backup)
This is a research tool provided to Exceptional Children Program Directors, school administrators, teachers and other service providers, parents, and parent support groups who need information regarding special education quickly and in a searchable format. It brings related information in a uniform electronic format for ease of use.