Exceptional Children's School Social Work

  • EC Social Workers support Union County Public Schools by strengthening the home/school/community partnership and addressing barriers to student learning.

    Direct Services provided to students with disabilities and their families:

    • Assess and address the needs of families
    • IEP team participant, meet with parents individually, home visits, phone contacts made to make assessment
    • Referrals made to community agencies, advocacy with agencies on behalf of students and families, follow-up of services
    • Case management is often necessary for students with involved situations, of separate settings (self-contained programs).
    • Liaison for school/family with various community agencies: i.e.-Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions providers (formerly PBH), CAP-C and CAP-Innovations case managers
    • On call for crisis intervention
    • Home visits made with the possible purpose of  encouraging parents' involvement/attendance in the IEP process, student attendance issues, clarifying special education procedures, assessing medical and mental health needs/referrals, investigating resources for failed vision/hearing screenings, possible neglect issues (financial needs, clothing needs, hygiene)
    • Transportation is provided with the use of a school-owned automobile, as needed for pre-school evaluation team meetings and assessments, medical appointments, agency appointments,  attendance of IEP meetings, and teacher conferences.
    • Assist parents with outside placements and serve as an agency representative.  Provide requested information to parents concerning various residential programs in N.C.
    • Assist families with the process of  legal guardianship for students attaining the age of 18
    • Coordinate collection of Christmas Bureau stockings,  4-H clubs sponsored holiday parties, Operation Arc Angel wish lists, and nominations
    • Consultation and collaboration on behalf of students and families in other responsibilities within the EC department
    • Medicaid Coordinator

Exceptional Children's School Social Work

  • EC social workers help students to:

  • EC social workers support families to:

  • EC social workers assist educators to:

Parent Resources

  • Abuse and Neglect Prevention

  • Adult Education Series

  • Advocacy Groups

  • Counseling/Therapy Centers/Mental Health Resources

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Employment Services

  • Financial Needs/Emergency Assistance

  • Special Transportation

  • Summer Camps

  • Support Groups

  • Transition to Adulthood

  • Vision/Hearing Services

  • Other Services

Student & Staff Resources