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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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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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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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Connie Hawkins, ECAC’s founder and former executive director, honored at UNC Charlotte’s Cato Mural Celebration

Congratulations to ECAC’s founder and former executive director, Connie Hawkins who was recently honored by the University of Charlotte’s College of Education at the Cato Mural Celebration on April 25, 2018. The mural stands in memoriam to educators and others who have shaped children’s lives and

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Congratulations to Connie Hawkins, Founder of ECAC and former Executive Director, for receiving The Deborah Greenblatt Distinguished Service Award at The Arc of North Carolina’s 2018 Awards Dinner.

Connie was nominated for The Deborah Greenblatt Distinguished Service Award by one of ECAC’s board members, Stephanie Antkowiak, who stated in her nomination, “I can think of no other person so deserving of the Deborah Greenblatt award and all that it represents. It has been

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