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