The Special Education Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities Program (CDG Program) was created by the North Carolina General Assembly to help parents pay qualified expenses for children with disabilities who attend school in an eligible nonpublic setting. The CDG Program is for children who are just starting school, or who are currently attending a public school and change to an eligible school. For full details, read the Program Overview or consult the Frequently Asked Questions.
Children who are placed in a nonpublic school by their parents do not have a right to receive all of the special education and related services that they would receive if enrolled in the public schools. Likewise, a private school does not have a legal obligation to provide special education and related services for students who are children with disabilities. Parents are encouraged to select a nonpublic school carefully and to establish a plan prior to enrollment which meets their child’s educational needs.
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