Exceptional Children Program (IDEA) Special Education
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) is the federal law and Article 9, Section 115C of the North Carolina General Statutes is the State law concerning the education of students with disabilities.
Who does this Program serve?
Children with disabilities include those with autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delay, serious emotional disability, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disabilities, speech and/or language impairment, traumatic brain injury and visual impairment.
What is an IEP?
The IEP, Individualized Education Program, is a written document that’s developed for each public-school child who is eligible for services. The IEP is created through a team effort and reviewed at least once a year.
Before an IEP can be written, your child must be eligible for special education. By federal law, a multidisciplinary team must determine that (1) she’s a child with a disability and (2) she requires special education and related services to benefit from the general education program.
Voyager Exceptional Children programs are designed to support students with disabilities as they acquire academic, social, and functional skills. We support the policy of moderate inclusion, so that even students with severe disabilities can spend time with typically developing peers.
Who should I contact if I suspect my child may have a disability?
¿Con quién debo comunicarme si sospecho que mi hijo/a puede tener una discapacidad?
Contact your building principal, guidance counselor, or Tracey Edler-Exceptional Children Director ([email protected])
Comuníquese con el director de la escuela, el consejero, o Tracey Edler-Exceptional Children Director ([email protected])
Please review this brochure for more information.
EC Parent-Student Handbook
Please click on the button below to download the Exceptional Children’s Parent-Student Handbook.
Haga clic en el botón azul a continuación para ver/descargar el Manual de derechos de los Padres.