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.
2015-2016 LEA Self-Assessment (Version 4)
To support LEAs in implementation of the LEA Self-Assessment process, the EC Division will be providing technical assistance at regional EC Directors'/Coordinators' meetings during the 2015-2016 school year. The recommended timeline for LEA completion of this process can be found at the link above with other supporting documents
Proposed Policy Changes to the Definition, Evaluation and Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities
- Public Comments - Proposed Changes to Policies Governing Children with Disabilities
- Draft Policies Governing Services for Exceptional Children
- SLD Taskforce Report
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.