Special Programs

Ann Payne
Grades 6th, 7th, & 8th
Special Programs  | ltunstall@magellancharter.org
Jessica Trimmer
Grades  4th & 5th
Special Programs  |  ltunstall@magellancharter.org 

Courtney Radford
Grade  3
Special Programs and Literacy Coach  | ltunstall@magellancharter.org 
Other Services

Kathy Trocinski
Occupational Therapist ltunstall@magellancharter.org

Marion Player
Speech Therapist

Project Child Find 

Locating Children with Special Needs in Our Schools
 Please  click here  for additional information 

Special Programs at Magellan Charter School offers the least restrictive environment for all children identified.

Research has shown evidence that students with exceptional needs whose educational
needs can be met in a regular classroom setting benefit by remaining in that setting.

 A certified special education teacher often co-teaches in classrooms to provide an even
smaller student/teacher ratio and provide special education consultative services when
needed. These special educators assist the classroom teacher in making necessary
modifications and adjusting the presentation of curriculum as needed so students
can be successful.

Students' individualized educational plans are followed and updated annually.
Psychological evaluations, re-evaluations, and educational testing are conducted
as required by state mandates or as requested by parents.

The following are provided as possible resources for more information and are in no way endorsed by The Magellan Charter School.

Sites that provide information about different disabilities:

http://www.tsa-usa.org/-  Tourettes syndrome

http://www.ldonline.org/article/8056   auditory processing



http://www.tsa-usa.org/-  Tourettes syndrome


http://www.ldonline.org/article/8056   auditory processing












http://ldanc.org/links- Links for LD


http://www.nldontheweb.org/home.html- Non verbal LD



http://www.theteachersguide.com/Specialeducation.html#ADD general resource page for most disabilities

http://www.iser.com/- directory of Special education services, providers, needs and products

http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/- go to disability resources, parent resources under exceptional children


http://www.brighthub.com/education/special.aspx - sp ed articles

http://www.fctd.info/ - AssisstiveTechnology






http://borntoexplore.org/- What is ADD, The other side of ADD/ADHD


http://ldanc.org/- Learning Disabilities Association

http://www.trianglechadd.com/- Children and Adults with ADD

http://www.fsnnc.org - Family Support Network of North Carolina promotes and provides support for families with children who have special needs

http://www.wrightslaw.com/ - Wrightslaw - Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities (not affiliated with Wright School).

http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/parents/ - This Parent, Family, and Community Involvement Information web-page represents one of the many state-wide initiatives to educate, inform, and advocate for strengthening the role of parents, families, and communities as involved, enabled, and empowered leaders, decision-makers, teachers, volunteers, and experts about their children and the needs of the communities. If we are to leave no child behind, we must bring every parent, family and community along.

http://www.psychiatry.unc.edu/aspire -The Aspire Research Program at UNC-Chapel Hill strives to enhance the care and well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of an Autism, Bipolar, or Schizophrenia spectrum disorder or Psychosis. Many of our research studies provide diagnostic assessments, study-related psychiatric care and medication at no cost. All studies compensate for time and/or travel. For more information, please check out our website.

http://www.cfsa-nc.org/ Children and Family Service Association-North Carolina (CFSA-NC) is a statewide association of agencies providing a comprehensive continuum of care and treatment to children and their families.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1976, CFSA-NC represents member agencies in North Carolina by encouraging best practice quality programs for children and families and advocating for the services children and families need.

http:// www.cidd.unc.edu/services - Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (CIDD). The CIDD provides an array of clinical services for children and adults who have or are at risk for developmental disabilities.

Our interdisciplinary faculty and teams offer assessment, consultation, and treatment options for individuals with behavioral, learning, and developmental needs across the lifespan. Emphasis is on individuals and their families who have intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, and genetic or medical conditions which impact development, health, and independent living.

http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/ Since 1980, The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) has grown from an all volunteer parent organization to a full service Parent Training & Information Center serving families in North Carolina with more than 25 full and part-time staff and offices throughout NC. All services are provided at no charge to parents and families.

http://www.disabilityrightsnc.org/ Disability Rights Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is an independent, private not for profit organization
designated by the Governor on July 1, 2007 to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change.

DRNC (formerly Carolina Legal Assistance) is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies. While we receive federal money, DRNC is completely independent of state government. We are also independent from the disability service system in order to be free of any conflicts of interests, which would undermine our capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities.

Schools/ Camps

http://www.ilmpsychtesting.com/documents/SummerCampsforADHDLDkids- listing of NC summer camps specifically that develop academic, social, leadership and independence skills


While we share these internet resources with you, Magellan does not endorse any particular website and cannot be responsible for broken links or inaccurate information.