The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) sets out that in order for a student with a learning disability to get special education services and protections he or she must first be found eligible for special education in the category of Specific Learning Disabilities. The process and criteria in North Carolina are found in the NC Policies and the Addendum.
North Carolina has recently changed how students with a learning disability are evaluated and identified in order to get special education services and protections. An explanation of these changes is provided in Current Advocacy Issues.
Parents’ rights in the special education process are provided in the NC DPI parents’ rights handbook.
Last Updated – October 2020