Project Child Find

What is Project Child Find?

An effort coordinated by your local school system 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.

  • Inform parents and/or guardians of the services available from their local school system and other state and community agencies.

Who are the Children?

Children and youth who have been diagnosed or are suspected to have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from a regular school program without special assistance.

What help is available?

  • A complete evaluation and, if appropriate,

  • An Individualized Education Program for children with a disability beginning at age three,

  • An Individual Family Service Plan for each child with a disability if applicable

  • A referral to other agencies when needed.

 

Local EC Department Contacts

 

Executive Director- Erika Hedgepeth

Assistant Director- Christi Chiaponne-Stout

EC Coordinator- Dustin Squibb

 

Parent Rights Handbook

 

https://www.dpi.nc.gov/parent-rights-handbook/download?attachment

 

https://www.dpi.nc.gov/parent-rights-handbook-spanish/download?attachment

 

 

Link to EC Division Website

 

https://www.dpi.nc.gov/districts-schools/classroom-resources/exceptional-children-division

 

 

Multi-Tiered System of Support for Families

 

https://www.dpi.nc.gov/students-families/parents-corner/multi-tiered-systems-support-mtss-families

 

 

EC Division: Parent Resources

 

https://www.dpi.nc.gov/districts-schools/classroom-resources/exceptional-children/parent-resources

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