North Carolina

Learn more about what North Carolina is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

North Carolina Remote Learning Parent and Caretaker Resources

Summary: This website provides online learning resources for parents, encouraging parent engagement in the distance learning process. This page includes tutorials for parents and various child-friendly educational websites. 

Operated by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement

Official Lighting Our Way Forward: North Carolina’s Guidebook for Reopening Public Schools

Summary: This document provides guidelines for IEP meetings during COVID-19, whether they occur in person or remotely. The document notes that parents can request either in-person or tele-facilitated IEP meetings, and it advises IEP team facilitators through instructions for multiple potential IEP meeting scenarios. The document also emphasizes the usage of pre-existing crisis response teams to help students cope with COVID-19-related trauma. 

Operated by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Topic: IEP, Mental Health

COVID-19 Parent & Family FAQs

Summary: This web page lists a series of videos and resources to help parents and families engage with their child’s education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these links take parents to specific resources or topical videos, while other videos are targeted at parents of students with disabilities

Operated by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Family Engagement

Supplemental Optional Remote Learning Resources for Students with Disabilities

Summary: This web page provides resources for teachers who need to adjust remote learning instruction for students with disabilities. Resources include literacy, mathematics, physical education, mental health, and other resources. It also provides resources divided by age and disability type.

Operated by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Distance Learning, Mental Health

Special Education Remote Instruction Practice Guide

Summary: This web page provides exact guidelines for special education service providers assisting students with disabilities with distance learning. The web page provides subject specific resources, social emotional learning and mental health resources, resources for students who have significant disabilities, assistive technology and accessibility tool resources, and so on. 

Operated by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Topic: IEP, Distance Learning, Assistive Technology

Resources Related to School Counseling During COVID-19

Summary: This document discusses best practices for school counselors providing virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights practices and resources to help counselors encourage positive mental health practices for students. 

Operated by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Mental Health

Remote Learning for Children with Disabilities

Summary: This document discusses the procedure by which schools must adjust special education services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes assessing student needs, adjusting remote learning to be the least restrictive learning option, and potentially providing extended school year or compensatory education services after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Operated by: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Topic: Distance Learning