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Raising Up the Voice of Students with Disabilities

Student Survey
You are invited to complete a survey, sponsored by NC Department Public Instruction (NCDPI) Exceptional Children Division, to gather youth input on how COVID has impacted students with disabilities. Data gathered from these responses will be combined with information from special education leaders and parents. The combined information will guide how North Carolina reports to the federal government on the pandemic's impact on education for students with disabilities. The seven items should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and we would appreciate
responses by December 11, 2020.
Parent/Family Voice
To help describe how COVID-19 has affected NC students with disabilities and their families, the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Exceptional Children Division will be conducting a parent of students with disabilities focus group to gather stories and experiences.
NCDPI is required to describe how COVID-19 has impacted our data on students with disabilities as part of our 2021 reporting to the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
The facilitated online parent focus group will have a maximum of 10 participants and last no more than one hour. Notes will be taken to capture themes and main ideas; names of participants will not be included in the data output and sessions will not be recorded.

Participants will be provided the focus group questions ahead of time and they will also receive a copy of the final focus group data analysis/report by December 31, 2020.

No remuneration will be offered for participation.

The parent focus group will be held on December 9, 2020, at 7pm.

If you are interested in participating in this group, please contact Lauren Holahan, NC DPI SSIP Coordinator, at holahan@dpi.nc.gov no later than December 4.