Issued:  June 19, 2017

Request for Proposals—Referral Agency for Outside School Hour Autism Support Services for Cleveland County Schools—School Year 2017-18

Cleveland County Schools (CCS) is currently requesting proposals from appropriately licensed, local eligible to be or currently credentialed and contracted with Partners and endorsed providers to accept referrals for students with autism who need services outside the school day.  The treatment model of applying agencies should complement existing school programs and ensure continuity between school and home.  The agency should provide a continuum of services or have access to a network for referrals that encompasses a full continuum of services.

Sealed responses must be submitted no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, August 4, 2017.  Packages containing one original and six copies should be delivered to the Exceptional Children’s Department 400 West Marion Street, Shelby, N.C. 28015.  The original should be signed and dated by an official with the agency authorized to sign the MOA if chosen.

Questions regarding this RFP should be directed (via email only) to Dr. Nellie Aspel, Exceptional Children Director at  and copied to Wendy Fitch at  by 3:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017. Questions will not be accepted after this date and time.

Click Here to view/download the Referral Agency for Outside School Hour Autism Support Services School Year – 2017-2018 RPF.