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General Information

The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to assure that students with disabilities develop mentally, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of appropriate individualized education in the least restrictive environment.
Within the Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities (Department of Public Instruction), are detailed procedures that outline the rules and regulations that NC public schools must follow for the delivery of special education services. Services are provided under the following areas of identification:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (AU)
  • Deaf/Blindness
  • Developmental Delay (DD)
  • Serious Emotional Disability (SE)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • Multiple Disabilities (MD)
  • Other Health Impairment (OHI)
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Speech or Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Visual Impairment including Blindness (VI)
For Families New to TJCA
If you are new to TJCA and have a child who has been receiving special education services, please contact Cindy Dotson. Be prepared to provide documentation of your child’s special needs (i.e., a copy of the student’s Individual Education Plan).
When school is not in session, you may contact:
Exceptional Children Department
2527 Highway 221A
Mooresboro, NC 28114
P: 828-245-9526
F: 828-245-9530
How to Refer a Child
If at any time you are concerned that your child might be in need of special education and/or related services, you should contact the EC Department and/or fill out the form below: