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504 Fact Sheet
504 Fact Sheet
Section 504 is a federal civil rights law, banning disability discrimination in all programs that get federal funding.
Categories: General, 504
ECAC Fact Sheet
ECAC Fact Sheet
North Carolina's parent center, serving families with children (birth to 26) with disabilities or special health care needs
Categories: General
IDEA Fact Sheet
IDEA Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the various resources that ECAC offers to parents of children with special needs.
Categories: General, IEP
Steps to Success: Communicating with your Child’s School
Steps to Success: Communicating with your Child's School
We hope these steps to success will be particularly helpful to parents who are new to the special education process....
Categories: General, Communication, Family Engagement, Advocacy, Conflict Resolution
Steps to Success: Communicating with your Child’s School
Steps to Success: Communicating with your Child's School
If you have a child who is receiving special education services, you’re more than likely to be very involved with your child’s school and teachers — including planning, reviewing, and assessing your child’s educational program...
Categories: General, Communication, Family Engagement, Advocacy, Conflict Resolution
Student Support Decision Tree
Student Support Decision Tree
When a parent or teacher expresses concern about a student’s health condition, learning or other challenges, the school will begin a process to determine the type of support and/or services that will meet the child’s needs...
Categories: General, IEP, 504
Talk Tools
Talk Tools
Talk Tools features helpful questions to use in conversations and meetings about your child—including behaviors, accommodations, modifications, support strategies, classroom situations, teaching methods, or a child's response to these.
Categories: General, Communication, Family Engagement, Advocacy, IEP, Conflict Resolution
Terms to Know
Terms to Know
Related terms including FAPE, IEP, LRE, accommodation, FBA, and others...
Categories: General, Advocacy, IEP
The Differences between IEPs and 504 Plans
The Differences between IEPs and 504 Plans
Information including basic descriptions, what each does, what law applies, who is eligible, and more...
Categories: General, IEP, 504
Working with your Child’s Teachers
Working with your Child's Teachers
It is important to have a positive relationship with your child’s teacher. Effective and positive communication is key in building a partnership to help your child succeed...
Categories: General, Family Engagement, Advocacy