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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: Exceptional Children Division - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: Exceptional Children Division
Education Building
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2585
(919) 807-3969 (Local)
(919) 807-3243 (Fax)
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM-5:30 PM.
Geographic area served: North Carolina.
Publications: Students with Visual Impairments: A Handbook.

Staff

Amy Campbell, Education Consultant for Visual Impairment, amy.campbell@dpi.nc.gov
William Hussey, Director, bill.hussey@dpi.nc.gov

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Serves as a resource to local education agencies throughout the state. The Consultant for the Visual Impairment Program is involved with program planning and development for quality education for students with visual impairments. Provides via quota funds textbooks and other educational materials in alternate formats.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information to students who are blind or visually impaired and their parents about educational services available to them in North Carolina public education. Refers to external agencies and community resources where appropriate.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultation/technical assistance to school districts and external agencies working with students who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Professional Training
    • Provides in-service and other training opportunities for teachers of visually impaired and others providing educational services to this population.
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