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The 2019 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award package is now available!

For the 20th year, the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) is pleased to announce the opening for nominations, for the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship, to an Outstanding North Carolina High School Senior with a Disability. This award includes a $1,500 scholarship to be used

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Supporting Families after Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence has caused incredible damage to North Carolina families. While our Wilmington office was left relatively unscathed, we know that many families were not as fortunate. We understand that in some areas, the storm has disrupted many aspects of daily life. School cancellations and school closures can

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Meet Our New PTI Manager! ECAC welcomes Caché Owens to the team.

ECAC is pleased to introduce Caché Owens as the new Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) Manager. Caché is very passionate about making sure families have the resources they need to navigate their children’s school years and beyond. A parent herself to a child with special needs, Caché is looking

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Final Rule on Significant Disproportionality: Compliance Date Postponed until July 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education has postponed the compliance date for implementing the significant disproportionality regulations by two years, from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2020. In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Education took a critical step toward addressing widespread disparities in the

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CONGRATULATIONS to Cameron Jarvis, Winner of The 2018 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award!

CONGRATULATIONS to Cameron Jarvis, winner of The 2018 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award! The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center is proud to offer the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award annually to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability. The award includes a $1,500 scholarship

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Worried that Your Child May be Retained?

 At this very moment, many parents are very worried about the possibility that their child might be required to repeat their current grade. Many of these parents have received one or more letters notifying them that their child was at risk for retention because they

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There’s Still Time to Line Up Summer Camp for Your Child!

Each year the Family Support Program at the University of North Carolina School of Social Work creates a directory of summer camps and programs for children who have various disabilities. The 2018 Summer Camp Directory also includes tips for conducting your search and questions to ask to

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​AVISO AL PÚBLICO. ATENCIÓN FAMILIAS DE CAROLINA DEL NORTE, PERSONAL ESCOLAR Y CIUDADANOS INTERESADOS:​

La División de Niños Excepcionales del Departamento de Educación de Carolina del Norte está aceptando comentarios del público en relación a los cambios que se proponen en las prácticas que se llevan a cabo durante la evaluación e identificación en la categoría de Desórdenes del Espectro

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PUBLIC NOTICE! ATTENTION NORTH CAROLINA FAMILIES, SCHOOL PERSONNEL & INTERESTED CITIZENS!

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division (ECD) is accepting public comments on the proposed changes in practices in the evaluation and identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder. PURPOSE: In order to improve alignment of NC Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities

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Get Ready for Next School Year!

  As this school year winds down, its good to start thinking about the next year. It is time to move from thinking to planning!  Take steps to make this transition as smooth as possible by gathering information about what might be coming up, and sharing important information

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