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If your child is under age 3, contact the Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) in your area regarding transferring your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and starting Early Intervention services in North Carolina.
If your child is preschool age or older, contact the school district for your area to determine the process for enrolling and transferring any existing IEP.
Most school districts in North Carolina are county-based. Orange County (where Chapel Hill is) is the only one in the Triangle area that has more than one district.
Wake County School District (Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville)
Orange County School District (Hillsborough)
Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District
Durham County School District
Franklin County School District
Chatham County School District (Pittsboro)
Harnett County School District
Cumberland County School District (Fayetteville)
Lee County School District (Siler City)
Johnston County School District (Clayton, Smithfield)
Nash-Rocky Mount County School District
Wilson County School District
Pitt County School District (Greenville)
Granville County School District
Special Education PTAs
Wake County has a committee within County Council of PTAs called the Special Education and Inclusion Committee. It serves as a district-wide resource that connects parents and educators to support special education issues. They do not provide direct advocacy services but if you are new to the area or are having difficulties navigating the system, we may be able to help you connect with the right people.
There is also a SEPTA in the Carrboro-Chapel Hill school district, their website is http://septachc.homestead.com/.
There is one in Orange County, the contact information can be found at http://www.orange.k12.nc.us/currec_SEPTA.html.
In Durham, there is a committee under their county's PTA Council that connects parents of exceptional children and provides informational programming similar to the SEPTAs. This is the "Exceptional Childrens PTA Committee" or ECPTA. You can find more information on the PTA Council website at http://www.durhamcouncilofptas.org/.