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Matthew C. Graziadei Award Applications Deadline Extended to Monday, February 23rd

Due to weather, application deadline extended until Monday 2/23. The Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award is presented annually by ECAC, The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center, to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability who best exemplifies the characteristics of Matthew Graziadei. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship to be used for any post high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment.
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NC Proposes to Changes to Policies Related to Learning Disabilities

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Exceptional Children Division will hold five public hearings to receive comments regarding proposed amendments to specific sections related to the definition, evaluation and identification of Specific Learning Disabilities of the Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities pursuant to Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).
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Join us in Celebration and Support ECAC!

The holidays provide us with a time to be thankful, reflect on our beliefs, and celebrate the "good things" in our lives. ECAC celebrates our children with disabilities and special health care needs and we BELIEVE that every child should live in a community that contributes resources to the health, education, and well-being of ALL children.
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What's in Your Tool Box?

ECAC has created four new tools designed to help parents, families and educators prepare and plan for an appropriate education. Check them out!
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