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Congratulations to the 2019 ECAC Family Engagement Video Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019 ECAC Family Engagement Video Contest Winners! Title I School ūüŹÜ¬†1 st Place – Alderman Elementary School, Wilmington , NC Title: Family Involvement at Alderman Elementary CLICK HERE TO WATCH Non-Title I School ūüŹÜ¬†1 st Place – Oak Grove Elementary, Raleigh, NC

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Life is a Journey: Prepare for the Trip!

Life is A Journey: Prepare for the Trip! Doreen Byrd, Lead Parent Educator at ECAC shares tips on our¬†facebook¬†page about engaging families in promoting their child’s independence and planning for the eventual transition to adulthood. To borrow “Steps to Independence”, “Tasks Galore” or other transition

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November Recognized as Family Engagement Month in North Carolina!

Thank you Governor Roy Cooper! On October 31, 2019, NC Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation expressing support of strong partnerships between educators and families. Thank you for recognizing the importance of schools, early learning settings, and the community to welcome families, to plan for

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November is Family Engagement Month! Check out our Family Engagement Calendars for Families and Teachers!

November kicks off Family Engagement Month, which is a time to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of successful family and school partnerships. ECAC has a variety of activities planned throughout the month of November to promote family engagement in schools, homes and communities. Our Family

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Applications now being accepted for the 2020 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award!

Help a young person with a disability receive a scholarship for achievement to support his/her future plans. For the 21st 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

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2019 Family Engagement Video Contest!!! DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 18, 2019!

*DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 18, 2019! In honor of Family Engagement Month coming up in November, the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC), is sponsoring a video contest for North Carolina public schools to highlight their innovative approaches to Family Engagement. Thanks for all you do to support

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NEW LISTSERV FROM the NC DPI EC Division!: Exceptional Children Information for Parents

  “The Exceptional Children Division (ECD) at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is¬†¬†pleased to announce a communication tool for parents to receive information from the Division. A¬†new listserv, Exceptional Children Information for Parents, has been developed as a method to¬†ensure parents have access

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Important Changes Coming to NC Medicaid!

North Carolina Medicaid has contracted with private health plans to manage care for most people with Medicaid and NC Health Choice (CHIP) coverage. NC Child, Legal Aid of NC, Disability Rights NC, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Pisgah Legal Services and the NC Justice Center have teamed up

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FREE EVENT! From the Kitchen Table to the Community Family Leadership Summit

Apply NOW for This Unique Leadership Opportunity! Join us for this interactive, inspiring, and informative leadership summit!   Saturday, June 1, 2019 РSunday, June 2, 2019   Guilford Technical Community College Greensboro, NC   Participants will receive meals and lodging at no cost. A $150 participation

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Check Out Our New Dyslexia Videos Series on YouTube!

ECAC is excited about our new Dyslexia Video series created in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Exceptional Children’s Division.¬†The videos feature North Carolina families and provide parents and other interested individuals information about the characteristics of dyslexia and how dyslexia is

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