ECAC is excited to offer you a new, unique series: Tool Time Tuesdays!
Our Tool Time Segments will be 30 minutes or less and will feature a resource or a tool that you can add to your toolbox to help you advocate for your child and make informed decisions. Every Tuesday at noon, beginning March 2nd, ECAC staff will select a tool to talk about, explain how you can use it and where you can find it.
Tool Time Tuesdays can be accessed via zoom or Facebook Live.
TOOL TIME TUESDAY TOPICS / April 2021
4/6 – Family Outcomes Survey with Beverly Roberts
If you have a child that receives Early Intervention Services through the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) join us at tool time to find out how filling out the Family Outcomes Survey can help improve services! YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
4/13 – Resources for NC Military Parents of Children with Special Needs with Nicole Bougie
As a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs, finding resources is not always easy, especially in moments when you need them the most. It can be even more challenging for military families to locate and identify resources to meet their child’s special healthcare or educational needs. This segment is designed to provide information on a variety of resources available to NC Military families.
4/20 – CareerOneStop with Doreen Byrd
Join us as we explore the CareerOneStop
website, which is run by the U.S. Department of Labor. It offers information, tools, videos and other resources to help people assess their skills and interests, and learn about the wide range of career possibilities. The goal of the site is to help people select and prepare for a rewarding career.
4/27 – Empowering Youth with Billy Pickens
This Tool Time edition is all about empowering youth! Billy Pickens, ECAC’s Youth Outreach Coordinator, will discuss ways in which ECAC is ensuring that the voices of young people in our communities are being heard. Billy will share information about our quarterly newsletter “Young Exceptional Perspectives” created by youth for NC Youth with Disabilities. He will then discuss ECAC’s Youth Advisory Team and the major role it has played in promoting youth leadership and advocacy on a national level. Lastly, Billy will discuss how these tools can have an impact on youth in your community and how you too can become involved in our quest to empower the youth voice.