The Wake County Public School System provides special education and related services according to the federal mandates of the Individual with Disabilities Act and the regulations of the North Carolina Public School Law, Article 9.
By the fall of 2000, the Wake County Public School System was serving over 14,000 students with special needs, ages 3- 21. The school system provides a continuum of service to meet the individual needs. of learners. Whenever possible students are served in schools in their base attendance area or in schools of choice with support from special education and related services and/or building modifications.