Exceptional Children

"Our goal is to work collaboratively with schools, parents, students and
 the community to ensure every Hickory Public Schools' student is successful

 Contact Us:
Address: 432 4th Ave SW, Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: (828) 322-2855
Fax: (828) 322-1834

Dr. Jennifer Cash
Interim Director of EC/AIG/Secondary Education
[email protected]
Jess Howerton
Administrative Assistant / ECATS Data Manager
[email protected]
 Jennifer Rucker
EC Instructional Specialist
 [email protected]
April Stepp
Lead Program Specialist 
[email protected] 
Angela Clontz
Pre-K Coordinator 
 [email protected] 
 Jennifer Dale
EC Support Specialist
[email protected] 


- NCDPI EC Website

- NC Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities

- Parent Rights and Responsibilities NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards
* Handbook (English)
* Handbook (Spanish
- Parent Resources

-Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Families

- EC Forms

- Categories of Eligibility

Homebound Instruction Documentation Form

-Behavior Support Referral Form

- Counseling as a Related Service

- Project Child Find

- NC Dept of Vocational Rehabilitation

- Dyslexia Topic Brief

- Exceptional Children's Assistance Center

- Catawba County Partnership for Children

- Special Olympics

-What is Dyslexia

-¿Qué es la Dislexia?

Dyslexia in North Carolina Public Schools

La Dislexia en las Escuelas de Carolina del Norte

House Bill 149 - Dyslexia

One-time Consent Form-English, Spanish

NC Medicaid Parent Consent Annual Notice

"And, perhaps the best answer is not to tolerate differences, not even to accept them.  But, to celebrate them.  Maybe then, those who are different would feel more loved and less, well...tolerated."

- Bill Konigsberg

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