The Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Department meets the individual needs of students ages 3 through 21 who are eligible for special education and related services according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The department helps with assessment that determines special education eligibility.

Each student’s Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) meets annually to review progress and develop a new Individual Education Program (IEP). A full continuum of services is available, ranging from the least restrictive to more restrictive environments, depending on the specific needs of the student.

In collaboration with students, schools, families, and the community, the ECE Department helps students with disabilities improve their academic performance.

For more information about ECE-related questions, please visit our JCPS ECE Family Website. There, you will find links to recorded workshops, upcoming events, and answers to frequently asked questions. There are also links to state and local resources geared toward students with disabilities and their families. The site was built with families in mind, and we hope you find it helpful.