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Notice of Public Parent Forum -- Proposed Policy Changes for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Public Schools of North Carolina's Department of Public Instruction's Exceptional Children Division (ECD) is pleased to provide parents an opportunity to hear clairfication and details on the proposed policy changes regarding practices in the evaluation and indentification of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The public forums will take place in a central location in each of the eight regions of the state. The forums will provide parents the opportunity to ask questions regarding these changes. These forums are in addition to the prviously held public comment period and will be focused on explaining the recommended policy changes. Upon completion of the last public forum, a voice-over PowerPoint will be available on the ECD website. 

Interested parents and stakeholders are invited to attend. The forums will be held June 20 through July 25, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Specific dates and locations can be found below. 

For additional information, please contact Nina Adams at nina.adams@dpi.nc.gov or 919.807.4199.

Region 1 (Northeast)
June 20, 2019 
Region 8 (Western)
June 20, 2019
Region 3 (Sandhills)
June 25, 2019
Region 2 (Southeast)
July 2, 2019
ETC MC Training Room
820 N. Bridge Street
Washington, NC 27889
Parking at the rear of the building off of Pierce Street

Smoky Mountain High School
100 Smoky Mountain Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
JW Turlington High School
116 W. Prospect Avenue
Raeford, NC 28376
Thompson Early Childhood Center
400 College Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Region 6 (Southwest)
July 9, 2019 
Region 7 (Northwest)
July 11, 2019
Region 4 (North Central)
July 15, 2019
Region 5 (Piedmont-Triad)
July 16, 2019
Gaston County
Linda Rader Center
236 8th Avenue
Cramerton, NC 28032
Watauga High School
300 Go Pioneers Drive
Boone, NC 28607 
Butner-Stem Middle School
501 East D Street
Butner, NC 27509
Guilford County Board Room
712 North Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401


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