Parents are an important partner in education. Parents and schools must work closely together when addressing the needs of students with disabilities. The school staff that works directly with the student should be contacted first when the parent has a concern. The school level administrator may also help address concerns of parents. District level administrators are available to consult on programmatic issues as well as individual student needs.
The following links may provide helpful information in working with your child and the school staff.
- Provide us with input on your last IEP meeting here
- North Carolina Public Schools Exceptional Children’s Division
- Procedural Safeguards: Handbook on Parent’s Rights
- Procedural Safeguards: Handbook on Parent’s Rights (Spanish)
- Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center
- Autism Society of North Carolina
- Parent IEP Checklist: Prepare and Participate
- Annual Written Notification
- Child Find
- Parent Consent for Medicaid Billing Notification
- E-mail Listserv: Exceptional Children Information for Parents
- Directions for E-mail Listserv
- Dispute Resolution
If you have a question or concern about your child’s IEP, please contact your child’s school or Jennifer Shelton at 828-697-4566.
The Role of Related Service Personnel: The 14-minute video below 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.
Video in English
Video in Spanish