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About the Exceptional Children's Department

The proximity to some of the most well-respected health care systems in the state has attracted many parents of children with disabilities to the Durham area.  Some 4,400 of the 32,500 students in DPS are served by the Exceptional Children’s Department, making DPS one of the 10 largest  public school Exceptional Children’s service providers in the state.

  • The Exceptional Children’s Department offers a full continuum of services to students meeting eligibility criteria . We are committed to ensuring  that every student has access to the general curriculum and an opportunity to learn that is equal to that of non-disabled students.
  • Specially designed, research-based instruction is provided in the least restrictive environment  to promote student development.
  • We are committed to building authentic parent and community relationships.

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