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New Video Release: Discovering ECAC
Published: September 14, 2021
This short video provides a fast-paced introduction to ECAC's programs and services for parents, youth, educators, and other professionals. ...
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Strategies for Success: Laying the Foundation for Innovative Family Engagement and Child Find Activities is only a month away!
Published: August 27, 2021
This free virtual conference is designed to support professionals and families who serve on their Local Interagency Coordinating Councils (LICC) and/or work with Early Intervention age (birth to 3) or...
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Virtual Conference Call for Proposals - Deadline Extended to July 18th!
Published: June 8, 2021
Strategies for Success: Laying the Foundation for Innovative Family Engagement and Child Find Activities...
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CONGRATULATIONS BRADLEY TEPPER!
Published: June 2, 2021
ECAC is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award: Bradley Tepper from Conover, NC!...
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Abby shares her experience in honor of Month of the Military Child
Published: April 5, 2021
Military life, with a special need’s child, can be truly challenging....
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Congratulations to Christy Moore on her new position!
Published: April 2, 2021
Congratulations to Christy Moore on her new position!...
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Big News! ECAC has been awarded the Early Intervention Services and Family Support contract!
Published: February 16, 2021
ECAC has been awarded the Early Intervention Services and Family Support contract!...
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Family Engagement RFP Award will be Postponed
Published: January 25, 2021
Family Engagement RFP Award will be Postponed...
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Congratulations to Aimee Combs on Her Promotion!
Published: January 21, 2021
Please join ECAC in congratulating Aimee Combs to the role of Assistant Manager, PTI Grant....
A Heartfelt Thank You from ECAC
A Heartfelt Thank You from ECAC
Published: December 22, 2020
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Family Engagement Spotlight - Yadkin County Schools
Published: November 10, 2020
Family Engagement Spotlight...
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We've got some BIG NEWS! ECAC receives PTI Funding
Published: October 2, 2020
ECAC receives PTI Funding...
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NEW RESOURCE from ECAC! Return to School Planning Guide
Published: August 14, 2020
A Planning Guide for North Carolina Families Who Have a Student with a Disability...
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ECAC is one of nine N.C. organizations selected to address the intersection between race, educational equity, and learning differences.
Published: July 24, 2020
ECAC is one of nine N.C. organizations selected to address the intersection between race, educational equity, and learning differences....
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Guiding Schools’ COVID-19 Recovery Decisions Using Data and Evidence
Published: July 20, 2020
An evidence based brief aimed at K-12 education decision makers and advocates....
ECAC is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2020 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award: Hope-Lan J. Bovard
Please join ECAC in congratulating Hope-Lan J. Bovard, recipient of the 2020 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award!
Published: June 15, 2020
Hope is a graduating high school senior at Cabarrus Early College of Technology in Concord, NC. Scholarship Award recipients are selected by the Matthew C. Graziadei Scholarship Award Review Board...
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Statement on Racial Injustice
Published: June 3, 2020
ECAC is an organization dedicated to families and children of ALL backgrounds. Our mission statement is clear; ECAC affirms the right of all individuals, from all backgrounds and cultures, with or without disabilities to an appropriate education and...
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Ask ECAC Blog: Summer 2020—Another Unprecedented Experience
Published: June 2, 2020
Over the last few months, we have all heard the word “unprecedented” an unprecedented number of times. If we did not know what the word meant before, surely we do now. With the COVID-19 virus still in our midst, the Summer of 2020 will not be...
COVID-19 Resources
ECAC has Created a COVID-19 Resource Page for Families, Individuals, Youth, Educators, and Professionals
Published: March 27, 2020
ECAC is actively keeping safety and health a priority for our staff and community throughout the current global health situation. The ECAC staff is working remotely and no in-person activities will be conducted. We will continue to use...