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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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You are invited to help us Celebrate the Legacy of Connie K. Hawkins! Friday, February 16, 2018

PLEASE JOIN US IN HONORING CONNIE AND HER LEGACY WHEN:  Friday, February 16, 2018 between 2pm – 5pm.   WHERE: Homewood Suites, 125 Bar Harbour Place, Davidson, NC For 34 years, Connie has been a tireless advocate for families raising children with disabilities and special

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November 30, 2017 – Mary LaCorte to Retire as ECAC’s Assistant Director and PTI Director

Davidson, North Carolina – The Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff of the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) announce the retirement of Mary C. LaCorte. ECAC began in 1983 as an all-volunteer group of parents serving Charlotte area families of children with disabilities. Today,

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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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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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