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504 Fact Sheet—resource thumbnail
504 Fact Sheet
Section 504 is a federal civil rights law, banning disability discrimination in all programs that get federal funding.
Categories: General, 504
Image of children reading with text that says A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina
A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina
The focus of this Parent Guide from Children’s Law Clinic -Duke Law School, is the federal special education law known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that promises each child with a disability a “free, appropriate, public education.”
Categories: General, Communication, IEP, Conflict Resolution, Special Education
Current Opportunities in North Carolina to Tell Your Story, Use Your Voice and/or Participate in Leadership Activities
Current Opportunities in North Carolina to Tell Your Story, Use Your Voice and/or Participate in Leadership Activities
A compilation of Current Opportunities in North Carolina to Tell Your Story, Use Your Voice and/or Participate in Leadership Activities
Categories: General, Parent Leadership
ECAC Fact Sheet—resource thumbnail
ECAC Fact Sheet
North Carolina's parent center, serving families with children (birth to 26) with disabilities or special health care needs
Categories: General
Family Engagement Month Activities for School Teachers
Family Engagement Month Activities for School Teachers
November is Family Engagement Month! The Family Engagement Month Activity Calendar includes activities that encourage families to connect to the school and community. Supporting families to become even more engaged in their child’s learning makes us all winners.
Categories: General, Family Engagement, Family Engagement Month 2020
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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, IDEA
Painting the Big Picture—English
Painting the Big Picture
Painting the BIG Picture! This worksheet has been created as a way for any adult to help “paint the big picture” of a child they care about and know well. The worksheet guides each writer to describe the child and to provide “tips” on what works best. The tips allow you to make a connection between what YOU know and what others can do to help him/her to be successful.
Categories: General, Communication, Advocacy, Special Education
Resource thumbnail: 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—resource thumbnail
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
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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—resource thumbnail
Terms to Know
Related terms including FAPE, IEP, LRE, accommodation, FBA, and others...
Categories: General, Advocacy, IEP
Differences IEPs 504 Plans—resource thumbnail
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
Image of Paren Checklist, 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