Child Find

Child Find

The Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies’ coaches and staff are responsible for ensuring that our school identifies, locates, and evaluates student enrolled in and attending NEAAAT with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services.  Child find activities at NEAAAT include, but are not limited to, educating and training coaches and staff, teaming with parents, providing MTSS interventions, and completing screenings. If a parent of a child with a suspected disability has concerns, they should contact their child’s coach or Carolyn Walton, Director of Exceptional Children’s and Federal Programs, at (252) 562-0653 or carolynwalton@northeastacademy.org.

 

 

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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act ensures that homeless children and youth enrolled in and attending the Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies have equal access to an appropriate, public education.  Our McKinney-Vento Homeless Coordinator is Carolyn Walton. Carolyn can be reached by email at carolynwalton@northeastacademy.org or by phone at (252) 562-0653. The North Carolina State Coordinator is Lisa Phillips, and she can be reached at (336) 315-7491. Information about North Carolina’s Homeless Education Program can be found on the NCHEP website at https://hepnc.uncg.edu/, and specific data pertaining to homeless education in North Carolina can be found by navigating to the About page (https://hepnc.uncg.edu/about). Under the McKinney-Vento Act, individuals are identified as Homeless if they lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including individuals who are:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Awaiting foster care placement
  • Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
  • Migratory children living in the circumstances described above
  • Unaccompanied youth living in the circumstances described above

If you feel that you or someone you know meets these criteria, please contact Carolyn Walton for information regarding:

  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • Homeless Identification Form
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application
  • Emergency food and shelter resources

Alternatively, we invite you to visit our main office in the Information Technology Complex on the campus of Elizabeth City State University, 1810 Weeksville, Rd, Elizabeth City, NC.