DEPARTMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS
The Department of Exceptional Learners at Coastal Leadership Academy provides services for students who have been identified with some type of disability. Services are provided for students identified as learning disabled, mentally disabled, emotionally disabled, hearing disabled, visually disabled, and orthopedically disabled. Services are also provided for students diagnosed as Other Health Impaired, Autistic, and Multiply Handicapped, according to state and Federal guidelines. All special education students have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that is reviewed annually by their IEP team.
We, as a department, through perseverance and dedication, fully commit ourselves to provide the tools, knowledge, and compassion to assist these young minds in realizing their potential to the fullest extent.
CLA DEPARTMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS TEAM
Aly Duncanson Special Education Coordinator - email@example.com
Liz Nutting Special Education Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Debra Mexas Special Education Teacher - email@example.com
For medical homebound information please contact Annie Hickerson by phone or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 843-788-9898 Ext. 302
ANNUAL NOTICE OF CHILD FIND (SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES)
Upon request, The Charter Institute at Erskine is required to evaluate the child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint and Evaluation Planning team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in schools within the school district.
A school staff member who reasonably believes a child may be a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child is in enrolled. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child’s parent that the referral will be made.
Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school or district in which the child is enrolled.
Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting either Special Education Coordinators at Coastal Leadership Academy via email, Aly Duncanson email@example.com or Liz Nutting firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 843-788-9898 or in writing sent to Department for Exceptional Learners 3710 Palmetto Point Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29588.
Our Child Find Notice be found here.