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Project Child Find

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Federal Regulations & State Policies

The Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is looking for all children and youth ages birth through 21 with special needs who may not be receiving the help needed.

Children and youth with:

  • physical disabilities
  • emotional disabilities
  • intellectual disabilities

Children and youth suspected of having a disability who are:

  • highly mobile/migrant and/or homeless
  • advancing from grade to grade

Contact your Local Education Agency (LEA)/School System for additional information:

Dr. Jennifer Shelton, Director of Henderson County’s Program for Exceptional Children- 828-697-4733

414 4th Ave West, Hendersonville NC 28739


  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: Exceptional Children Division: 919.807.3969
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: Office of Early Learning (ages 3-5) 919.807.3946
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services- Division of Public Health/Early Intervention (birth-2): 919.707.5520
  • Office of Citizen Services- CARE-LINE: 1.899.662.7030 or (TTY) 1.877.452.2514
  • Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center- Parent Information Line: 1.800.962.6817
  • Family Support Network of North Carolina: 1.800.852.0042

Project Child Find Brochure