Tool Time Tuesday – October
Our Tool Time Segments are 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, ECAC staff and/or Community Partners will select a tool or resource to talk about, explain how you can use it and where you can find it.
10/5 October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month!
Down Syndrome Awareness Month is a chance to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. Almost 7 months old Ava and her mommy Kayla will join us to share their journey and to spread awareness, advocacy, and inclusion throughout the community.
ECAC PTI Manager
and Special Guests:
10/12 The ABC’s of IEPs: Preparing for an IEP meeting in 4 easy-to-remember steps
In this Tool Time Tuesday, we’ll share how to prepare for your child’s next IEP meeting. We’ll teach you the four most important to-dos that will help you go into the meeting feeling prepared and ready for anything:
1) Gather Documents – What do I need? Who can I get them from?
2) Write a Vision Statement
3) Create an Agenda
4) Introduce your child with a “Getting to Know You” handout
10/19 Celebrating Family Engagement Month
This is a time to celebrate the important year round role that you as a parent/caregiver have in your child’s education. In preparation for Family Engagement Month join us on “Tool Time Tuesday” as we share information about upcoming activities and how you can help us CELEBRATE!
10/26 NC Special Education Referral Process
Join us for a quick run through of the Special Education Referral process in North Carolina. We will share sample templates that parents can use, explain the process and review the Special Education Referral form used by NC IEP teams.