Child Find and Exceptional Children Information

The Capitol Encore Academy, in compliance with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, follows procedures to locate children with disabilities residing in the State, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services.

For additional information, please contact TCEA’s Exceptional Children Coordinator, Ms. Carmen Officer, by calling the school office at 910.849.0888, or by email at



The mission of the Exceptional Children’s Department at The Capitol Encore Academy is to provide high quality educational services to students with disabilities by implementing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), utilizing research and standards-based interventions, instruction, and assessments in the least restrictive environment. Services are provided in accordance with the federal mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and North Carolina policies governing services for children with disabilities.



Exceptional Children’s Services are provided under the following categorical designations:

Autism Spectrum Disorder                               Other Health Impairment

Serious Emotional Disability                            Orthopedic Impairment

Deafness-Blindness                                            Speech/Language Impairment

Hearing Impairment                                         Visual Impairment

Developmental Delay                                        Traumatic Brain Injury

Multiple-Disabilities                                          Intellectual Disability (Mild, Moderate, and Severe)

Specific Learning Disabilities