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Mar 02 2021


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Tool Time Tuesdays every Tuesday at noon!

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.


5/4 – State Performance Plan (SPP) Meetings with Special Guest – Lauren Holahan

The NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Exceptional Children’s Division is responsible for developing the State Performance Plan (SPP) which includes strategies to improve and measure outcomes for students with disabilities. Just as parents are a critical part of the IEP team in developing their child’s IEP, parents are needed on this team to develop the State Performance Plan (SPP). This plan will be submitted to the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for review. Join Lauren Holahan, SSIP, Medicaid, and School Mental Health Coordinator at the NC Department of Public Instruction as she shares with us upcoming opportunities for stakeholder involvement.

Register for the 5/4 webinar

5/11 – Self-Care with Laura Weber

In the time of COVID, self-care becomes even more important. This Tool Time will discuss several easy and free methods of stress reduction and self-care.

Register for the 5/11 webinar

5/18 – Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Functioning Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence with Christy Moore
Executive function and self-regulation skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we aren’t born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice. In this episode of Tool Time Tuesday, we will review the Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Functioning Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence from the Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child. This guide describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to support and strengthen various components of executive function and self-regulation skills in children.

5/25 – Talk Tools with Hannah Bridges

ECAC’s “Talk Tools: Questions to Use in Conversations about Your Child” is an excellent advocacy tool. This resource includes questions that are often used by ECAC staff when talking with families and professionals. They provide effective ways to request clarification in any situation. We use them in conversations about behaviors, accommodations, modifications, support strategies, classroom situations, teaching methods, or a child’s response to any of these. Asking for more information is also a great way to help you maintain focus.

Register for the 5/25 webinar

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