Exceptional Children Programs

     Montgomery County Schools provide special education and related services according to the federal mandates of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act and the regulations of the North Carolina Public School Law, Article 9. The Exceptional Children Department serves over 400 students with special needs, ages 3- 21. The school system provides a continuum of services to meet individual student needs. Whenever possible, students are served in schools in their base attendance area with support from special education and related services and/or building modifications. For students who require a separate setting or more intensive services in order to benefit from their special education, programs are clustered geographically but continue to be based on school campuses that house age appropriate peers. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division provides local units with detailed policies for the delivery of special education services. These rules and regulations are detailed in Policies Governing Services for Children With Disabilities, Amended March 2021 from the Department of Public Instruction. Services are provided under the following categorical designations: 

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Deaf-Blindness
    • Deafness 
    • Developmental Delay
    • Emotional Disability  
    • Hearing Impairment, hard of hearing
    • Intellectual Disability--Mild
    • Intellectual Disability--Moderate
    • Intellectual Disability--Severe
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Orthopedic Impairment
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Specific Learning Disability
    • Speech or Language Impairment
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Visual Impairment, including blindness


    If you are new to Montgomery County and have a child who has been receiving special education services, contact the base school in your attendance area and provide them with documentation of your child’s special needs (i.e., a copy of the student’s Individualized Education Program – IEP). 


    If you have recently participated in an IEP meeting for your child here in Montgomery County, we'd love your feedback on how we did.  Please take a few minutes to fill out his google form. Continuous improvement is the only way to grow!

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    NC DPI Homepage for Exceptional Children

Last Modified on February 16, 2024