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Martha H. Ziegler, Educational-Rights Champion for Children with Disabilities, Dies

Today, generations who have benefitted from Martha’s work are living previously unimaginable lives as valued members of their communities. Martha’s passion for educational rights for children with disabilities was a natural progression of her passion for social justice and her civil right’s activism through the sixties.
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ECAC's Parent Training and Information (PTI) program shares great news!

ECAC is excited to announce that we have received a five-year award from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to continue our services. Thank you for all your support!
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ECAC receives grant award from National Family Voices

ECAC has been awarded a grant from the national Family Voices’ Polly Arango Mentoring Initative. The Initiative is intended to prepare families of children and youth with special health care needs from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in joining a new generation of family leaders.
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NC school vouchers ruled unconstitutional; state must retrieve distributed funds

In a stunning rebuke to state lawmakers’ efforts to bring school vouchers to North Carolina, Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood today found the recently-enacted “Opportunity Scholarship Program” unconstitutional and permanently enjoined disbursement of state funds for that purpose.
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