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February: Parent/Family Leadership Month

“Children are the priority. Change is the reality. Collaboration is the strategy.” – Judith Billings Parent/Family Leadership Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the role of parent leaders whether at home, at school, in the community or at the local, state, and national level.  Two leadership calendars have been compiled specifically for families, … Read more

Recorded Webinars and Videos

Upcoming webinars ECAC is providing educational webinars each month, focusing on topics including IEPs, resources for parents of children with special needs, transitioning back to school, children’s behavior, and more. View upcoming webinars and trainings View archived webinars and videos Say What? Youth Perspectives on Person First Language Published: December 9, 2020 … View at … Read more

Register for an Upcoming Event

Let us know you’ll be attending! If you plan on attending one of our upcoming trainings or events, please register using the form below.  For a complete listing of our upcoming events, please view our online calendar.  Thank you! Online Form – Register for an Upcoming EventPowered by Formstack

Request a Training

Schedule a training or workshop in your area Workshops (“in person” learning opportunities) and online webinars are excellent ways to learn new information and tune up your skills. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop in your area, please contact our workshop coordinator at (800) 962-6817 or use the contact form below. Online Form … Read more

2022 Matthew Graziadei Scholarship

The 2022 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award Open to any North Carolina High School Senior with any Type of Disability Help a young person with a disability receive a scholarship for achievement to support his or her future plans. For the 22nd year, the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) is pleased to announce the … Read more

Available Training Topics

Learning for families and professionals, offered both in-person and online Obtain new information, perfect your skills ECAC offers training for both families and professionals both in-person or via webinar. All of our training and activities are available free of charge to families. We offer trainings on a variety of topics and can customize our workshops … Read more

Autism Spectrum Disorder

About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction. The symptoms are present from early childhood and affect daily functioning. The term “spectrum” refers to the wide range of symptoms, skills, and … Read more

Navigate the IEP

Each child is unique, thus the IEP must be as well Special education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. This means education that is individually developed to address a specific child’s needs that result from his or her disability. As a result, the Individualized … Read more