Mrs. Marshay Huskins, EC Director
5738 US Highway 25/70
Marshall, NC 28753
Phone: 828-649-9276 Ext. 10127
Madison County Schools provide special education and related services to all children with disabilities from age three through twenty-two inclusive. When children are found eligible for special services, an Individualized Education Plan is developed stating the services to be provided. A specialized staff implements the education plans.
Services available for students with disabilities include: Mentally Disabled, Orthopedically Impaired, Learning Disabled, Hearing Impaired, Other Health Impaired, Speech Impaired, Deaf, Visually Impaired, Blind, Emotionally Disabled, Autistic, Traumatic Brain Injury, Developmentally Delayed, and Speech and/or Language Impaired. See the file below for a complete description of each area of exceptionality.
Available related services include but are not limited to: Speech and/or Language, Counseling, Physical Therapy, Adaptive Physical Education, Transportation, and Occupational Therapy.
North Carolina Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities. https://www.dpi.nc.gov/media/8754/open
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.
Mrs. Marshay Huskins,
Madison County Schools
Exceptional Children’s Program Director
Helpful EC Links
Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for Families
What is NC MTSS?
Family engagement within an MTSS is defined as the active and meaningful partnerships that educators build and maintain with students' families for the purpose of supporting student learning. It embodies the idea that all parties are equally invested in the student's educational experience and all parties bring knowledge and skills of equal value to the table to work together. This linked infographic is intended to support NC families in understanding what NC educators are referring to when they are talking about an MTSS.
What is "support"?
NC schools that are implementing an MTSS may talk about support for students. To further define that support, NC organizes these supports around the instruction, the curriculum, and the environment. This linked infographic is intended to promote understanding and conversations around how school teams are providing these supports to all, some, and a few students based on needs.
NC Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division
The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized program in the least restrictive environment.
Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards
This handbook is designed to support families with the understanding of the rights and responsibilities specific to the special education process. Acronyms and terms often used in special education and resources can be found in the appendices.
If, at any time, you suspect your student may have a disability and is in need of special education and/or related services, you may request an evaluation, in writing, to your student's principal, teacher, or local EC department.
Project Child Find Description
What is Project Child Find?
An effort coordinated by your local school system and the Exceptional Children Division, State Department of Public Instruction, to:
*Locate and identify children and youth ages birth through 21 with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services.
*Inform parents and/or guardians of the services available from their local school system and other state and community agencies.
Who are the Children?
Children and youth who have been diagnosed or are suspected to have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from a regular school program without special assistance.
What Help Is Available?
*A complete evaluation and, if appropriate,
*An Individualized Education Program for children with a disability beginning at age three,
*An Individual Family Service Plan for each child with a disability birth through 2, or
*A referral to other agencies when needed
For further information regarding Child Find or if you suspect your student may have a disability and need special education and/or related services, please contact:
Mrs. Marshay Huskins
828-649-9276 Ext. 10127