• Welcome to the Northampton County Schools' website for the Exceptional Children's Department.    This website is designed to support our parents and students on their journey to becoming successful, productive citizens.   Our vision is centered around providing students the best educational experiences and focusing on the whole child.  Please feel free to look through the resources that we have found for you.   Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance. 


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    • Northampton County Schools is committed to properly providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education to all students. The Exceptional Children Department, in an effort to ensure that the district supports this initiative, would like to increase public awareness about Child Find in Northampton County. 

    • What is Project Child Find?

    • Child Find is a process through the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to identify, locate and evaluate children with disabilities who may be in need of special education or related services.  This includes children ages 3-21 who:

      • attend public or private schools

      • are homeschooled and/or

      • are homeless or wards of the state

      • are highly mobile or migrant

      Project child find is also an endeavor to inform parents and/or guardians of the services available from their local school system and other state and community agencies. These services might include an evaluation, development of an individualized education plan or referral to outside agencies as deemed appropriate by the IEP team.

    • To make a referral, a parent/legal guardian may contact the principal at the child’s school, counselor or teacher. For more information, you may also contact the Exceptional Children's office at 252.534-1371.


    Please view the link for more information about Child Find in North Carolina: