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October 31, 2017 – November is Family Engagement Month!

November is Family Engagement Month!   This is a time to recognize the important role we as families play in the education and well being of our children throughout the year. Use #FamiliesfirstECAC to join the conversation. Take a look at the Family Engagement Calendar of

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October 31, 2017 – The 2018 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.  This award includes a $1,500 scholarship to be used for any post high school learning experience/ training or for

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October 5, 2017 – New Part Time Position open at ECAC!

ECAC is pleased to announce a brand new part-time position (20 hrs per week) open in our Davidson, NC office.   We are actively seeking an IHE Coordinator (Institute of Higher Education) to develop and maintain a statewide speakers network of parents of children with disabilities. 

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September 28, 2017 – Keeping it Real! Check out ECAC’s Facebook live video series of teens “keeping it real!”

Keeping it real will live stream teens with disabilities telling their story and “keeping it real” every other Thursday night at 7:00 pm. Come be a part of something great at:  ECAC – North Carolina’s Parent Center

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July 12, 2017 – ECAC names new Executive Director!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE . . . Laura J. Weber, Ph.D. is the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center’s new Executive Director. The Board of Directors of the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC), is pleased to announce that they have chosen Laura J. Weber, Ph.D., as their new

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March 22, 2017 – Unanimous Supreme Court Deciscion Expands Scope of Special Education Rights

by Michelle Diament | March 22, 2017   |   Disability Scoop In a unanimous ruling with major implications for special education, the U.S. Supreme Court said that public schools must provide students with disabilities more than a minimal benefit. The decision issued Wednesday comes in a

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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 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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