Department of Exceptional Children

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the ϲ̳' Department for Exceptional Children is to ensure that children and youth with disabilities develop educationally, socially, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of a free, appropriate education and related services in the least restrictive environment.

    Current DEC initiatives include
    • Implementation of NC State Improvement Project Grant for Reading, Math, Co-Teaching, and Adolescent Literacy
    • Child Find
    • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention-CPI
    • Post Secondary Transition Program-Gaston Links Program
    • Coaching Initiative for all EC Teachers

      to visit the N.C. Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children website. 


  • Stacy Huffman
    Executive Director, Exceptional Children 
    Preschool Evaluation/Referral Team
    704-866-6081 (Office)
    704-866-6220 (fax)
    Private School Referral Contact
    Kalisa Norman
    Advisory Board for Children with Disabilities (ABCD Board)