Exceptional Children

Exceptional Children

About Our Department


Our EC department believes that every child deserves to receive personalized, engaging, and individualized education to reach their maximum academic and social potential. 

We are dedicated to providing quality specialized instruction to all students with disabilities while maintaining the overall mission of Extraordinary Education Every Day.

We accomplish this by collaborating, supporting, and providing resources to teachers and students for the provision of a free, appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. 

By communicating and collaborating with schools, parents, district staff, and community members we provide ongoing staff development and support to all our customers. 




EC Director: Candace Lindstrom

EC Data Manager: Sonya McCullough

EC Finance: Becky Graham

EC Interpreter: Lily Hernandez

EC Program Coordinator: Tracy Bissonnette

EC Transition Specialist: Josh Wells

EC Preschool Coordinator: Elizabeth Baker


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Community Support & Parents Resources

Academic Overview for Parents

Autism Society of NC

ECAC (Exceptional Children's Assistance Center)

NC Collaborative for Children, Youth, & Families

Parent Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education

Disability Specific Resources

Autism Resources (AU)

Deaf & Blind

Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Emotional Disabilities

Intellectual Disabilities

Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Specific Learning Disabilities

Speech Language Services

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Visual Impairments

EC Curriculum

Common Core & Essential Standards

Creative Curriculum

Graduation Requirements

NC Extended Content Standards

Occupational Studies Course (OCS) Descriptions

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Exceptional Children Policies & Procedures

Comparison Chart IDEA & Section 504

NC Department of Exceptional Children

Research Based Interventions & Special Education

Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities

Preschool Services for Students with Special Needs

Child Find

Children's Development Services (CDSA)

Creative Curriculum

Early Childhod Assistance Center

NC Early Foundations for Early Learning and Development

Psychological Services

Research Based Interventions & Special Education

Public Notices

Destruction of EC Student Files

Transition Services for Youth with Disabilities

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center

NC Post Secondary Education

NCSET: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

North Carolina's Division on Career Development and Transition (NC DCDT)

Occupational Studies Course (OCS) Description

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