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February 9 – Connie Hawkins to Retire as ECAC’s Executive Director

Connie K. Hawkins to Retire as ECAC’s Executive Director Davidson, North Carolina – The Board of Directors and staff of the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) announce the upcoming retirement of Connie K. Hawkins, founder and Executive Director. ECAC began in 1983 as an all-volunteer group

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February 8 – Progress on our Toll-Free numbers

Update – Our toll free numbers are back up and running!  Yay!  We appreciate your patience.

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January 10, 2016 – ECAC Toll-Free numbers still not working

While technicians are still working on resolving this issue for us, our toll-free numbers are still not working.  Please use our local numbers!  Thanks so much for you patience while we work in this. Save

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The 2017 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award package available now!

The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center is proud to offer the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability. The application is available in two formats for you: 2017_graziadei_application_form_print 2017_graziadei_application_form_fillable Be sure to download from your browser view

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The Learning Disabilities Association of NC has filed a complaint with the federal government against NC State Board of Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina learning disabilities group has filed a complaint with the federal government, alleging that the State Board of Education is discriminating against minority students with disabilities who attend low-performing schools. The group, Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina, filed the complaint on

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NC General Assembly considering changes to High School Math Curriculum

The North Carolina General Assembly is divided on how to address complaints from high school students and parents that the Common Core math courses are confusing and overly complicated. Earlier this month, the House rejected the Senate version of a bill, HB657, that would allow

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Guidance Letter for children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia

Raising Awareness on Specific Learning Disabilities This post originally appeared on Medium Michael Yudin is Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education. Download the Guidance Letter Last year I learned about Jade, a dynamic 8th grader who struggled

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‘Sesame Street’ Unveils Character With Autism

By Michelle Diament October 21, 2015, Disability Scoop The makers of “Sesame Street” say Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Grover are getting a new friend with autism as part of an effort to reduce stigma and help those on the spectrum learn life skills. Sesame Workshop said

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Happy 25th Anniversary of the Americans Disabilities Act!

Celebrating 25 Years of Progress:  Civil Rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act by Catherine Lhamon, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) first became law. Since then, it has stood as an important piece of

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2016 Matthew C. Graziadei Award Applications now available!

The Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award Download Application Form 2016 Be sure to download from your browser view to your computer in order to enable text entry fields. Application deadline:  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 The Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award is presented annually by ECAC,

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