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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.

EC Division Strategic Plan

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70th Conference on Exceptional Children - Call for Proposals 70th Conference on Exceptional Children - Call for Proposals 
- Proposals may be submitted online through April 30, 2020 using this link:
- Check the presenter padlet ( frequently after June 1, 2020, for updates regarding proposals that are accepted and other important details 
- Questions may be submitted to:

Tuition Reimbursement Spring 2020

2019 ASD Policy Updates

ASD Evaluation and Identification – Summary of NC Policy Changes

ASD Policy Changes Listener Notes

ASD Policy Changes November 2019

ASD Policy Guidance Document

Parent Guide ASD Policy

NC IDEA Grant Application

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is making available its annual State Application for receiving grant award under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 2004.

NC Part B 2020 Application

Technical Corrections – Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities

Technical Correction-HB 149-Dyslexia (August 2017)

Technical Correction-Rosa's Law-Intellectual Disabilities (August 2017)

Technical corrections approved by the State Board of Education on July 6, 2017. This change is effective immediately.

Considerations for Specially Designed Instruction

The design and delivery of specially designed instruction is the core of special education. This document serves as guidance for IEP teams, administrators, educators and practitioners as they determine the need for, plan, and implement specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities who require an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Considerations for Specially Designed Instruction (revised August 2019)

Dyslexia & Dyscalculia

The following videos provide parents and other interested individuals information about the characteristics of dyslexia and how dyslexia is addressed in North Carolina Public Schools.

For more information on Dyslexia and Dyscalculia "Click Here"

Approved - Specific Learning Disabilities Changes to Policies Governing Children with Disabilities


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