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¡Describiendo el Panorama GENERAL!
Los niños se benefician cuando los adultos que forman parte de sus vidas son capaces de observar y describir la mejor parte de ellos o de apreciar lo que es fundamental en su persona.
Categories: Communication, General, IEP, Spanish
¡Preparémonos!Una guía familiar para apoyar la preparación para Kinder.
La primera experiencia escolar de un niño es una ocasión monumental tanto para la familia como para el niño. Uno puede preguntarse: “¿Está mi hijo listo para la escuela?” y, “¿Está la escuela lista para mi hijo?” Si bien no existe una fórmula única para garantizar la “preparación” escolar, existen muchas oportunidades para que las familias y los cuidadores promuevan y apoyen el desarrollo y el aprendizaje de un niño antes de ingresar al jardín de infantes.
Categories: Early Childhood, Spanish
2022 Family Engagement Month Business Outreach Guide
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2022 Family Engagement Month Media Press Release
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2022 Family Engagement Month School Outreach Guide
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2022 Family Engagement Social Media Tool Kit
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2022 NC Family Engagement Month Proclamation
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2022 sev Neeg Kev Kev Koom Tes daim ntamv qhia hnum
Categories: Family Engagement
504 Fact Sheet
Section 504 is a federal civil rights law, banning disability discrimination in all programs that get federal funding.
Categories: General, 504
A Parent's Guide: Communicating With Your Child's School Through Letter Writing
Resource document by the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities that provides special education basics, tips for letter writing and sample letters to help parent's better communicate with their child's school.
Categories: 504, Advocacy, Family Engagement, IEP, Parent Rights, Special Education
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
A Step by Step Process to Creating Standards based IEPs
Before developing IEPs, all IEP team members, including parents, should become familiar with the general education curriculum, including the state’s academic content standards and the state testing program. In order to make informed decisions about appropriate annual goals, supports and special education needs, the IEP team should consider how your child is performing as compared to the state’s academic content standards for the grade that your child is in.
Categories: IEP, Special Education
Accommodations to Consider for Students with Problems in Organization
Note the student’s response to transition between activities. Is s/he disoriented, distracted, or overwhelmed visually or auditorally when moving or preparing for new activity? Is s/he agitated or anxious during the change? If so, consider these questions in addressing this difficulty.
Categories: 504, Accommodations, IEP, Special Education
Adaptations and Modifications
Adaptations and modifications that can be used in the general curriculum, including volume of work, time, support, difficulty, participation, and more.
Categories: Advocacy, IEP, Inclusion
Adaptations and Modifications—If This, Do That
Guide for actions regarding volume of work, time, support, difficulty, participation
Categories: IEP, Inclusion
Additional FE Resources
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Air Force Assistance Fund
The Air Force Assistance Fund provides support to Air Force families in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents, including surviving spouses). They can help with emergency needs, educational assistanceand family support...and provide comfort and dignity to Air Force and Space Force widows and widowers.
Categories: Military
All About Advocates
Good special education services are intensive and expensive. Resources are limited. If you have a child with special needs, you will likely need to utilize...
Categories: Family Engagement, Advocacy, IEP
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month Newsletter - November 2021
Celebrating American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Categories: Native American
Army Emergency Relief AER - Home School and Remote Education Assistance Program
Army Emergency Relief provides assistance to soldiers for costs associated with home school and remote education.
Categories: Military
Attention and ADHD Fact Sheet
Parents are distressed when they receive a note from school saying that their child won’t listen to the teacher or causes trouble in class. Sometimes these behaviors are caused by Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...
Categories: Mental Health
Bringing Home Baby
It’s so exciting to be getting ready to bring your new baby home. You’ve been planning for this day and it’s finally here! It may be different than you expected; you may feel worried, a little nervous, or even a little scared. That’s totally natural. Almost every new parent feels like this! We realize you may have a few more things to consider. Here’s a list of questions and resources to help you get organized and feel more comfortable and confident as you head home.
Categories: Early Childhood, Early Intervention
Care Notebook
A fillable tool for organizing a child's health care information.
Categories: Communication, General
Care Notebook - Spanish
Una Herramienta para Organizar la Información de Salud de un Niño
Categories: Communication, General, Spanish
Circle of Support - Action Step 1
When making choices or setting goals, it can be helpful to know whom you can count on. Different people maybe helpful in different situations. Use this worksheet to write down the names of people who you know that you can ask for support or help.
Categories: Advocacy, Transition to Adulthood, Transition-age Youth
Concerned about Development? How to Help Your Child
You know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you, your child’s teacher, or another care provider is concerned about how your child plays...
Categories: Early Childhood
Cuadro para la Infusión de Habilidades
Al igual que todos los estudiantes, los niños que viven con discapacidades necesitan aprender diferentes tipos de habilidades en la escuela
Categories: IEP, Spanish
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
Deaf-Blindness Fact Sheet
A person who is deaf-blind has a unique experience of the world. For people who can see and hear, the world extends outward as far as his or her eyes and ears can reach. For the young child...
Categories: NC Deaf-Blind Project
DERECHOS Y RESPONSABILIDADES DE LOS PADRES DE FAMILIA EN EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL - Aviso de Salvaguardias Procesales
La ley IDEA exige que las escuelas entreguen a los padres de un alumno con discapacidad un aviso que incluya una explicación detallada de las Salvaguardias procesales (derechos legales) disponibles en virtud de la IDEA y de las regulaciones federales complementarias. Es fundamental que los padres de familia comprendan tanto sus derechos como sus responsabilidades en el proceso de educación especial.
Categories: Conflict Resolution, IDEA, Parent Rights, Spanish
Developmental Delay (DD) Fact Sheet
Think of all the skills that children have to learn when they come into the world. We expect these skills to emerge naturally over time and know more or less when they should...
Categories: Development Delay
Developmental Milestones
Learn the signs of your child’s development and act early if you ever have a concern. To complete a milestone checklist, download CDC’s FREE Milestone Tracker app or visit cdc.gov/Milestones, and talk to your child’s doctor at every well-child...
Categories: Early Childhood
Dispute Resolution Brochure - NCDPI Exceptional Children Division
When there is an unresolved disagreement over identification, evaluation or educational placement of a child with a disability or the provision of free appropriate public education, families have informal and formal options for dispute resolution. This brochure provides information on IEP Facilitation, mediation, formal written complaint, and due process hearings,
Categories: Conflict Resolution
Dispute Resolution Consultants - NCDPI EC Division
The consultants for dispute resolution (disagreements) work with parents, traditional local educational agencies, charter schools, state operated programs and other individuals to resolve disputes. They provide information about facilitated IEP meetings, mediation, formal written complaints and due process hearings. They also investigate formal written complaints.
Categories: Communication, Conflict Resolution
Dyslexia Tool Kit
Our goal: To provide support to you in understanding dyslexia and how your child can get the resources they may need.
Categories: Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Literacy, MTSS
Dyslexia Topic Brief
This Topic Brief by the NC Department of Public Instruction's Exceptional Children Division addresses the common myths about dyslexia in NC Schools.
Categories: Learning Disability, Special Education
Early Childhood - Discovering Leadership Activity Calendar
February is National Parent/Family Leadership Month! In your role as a parent, you are an advocate and leader in the everyday life of your family. Your experiences and your knowledge as a family member is invaluable when educational decisions are being made. Parent Leadership Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the role of the parent leader whether at home, at school, in the community or at the local, state, and national level.
Categories: Early Childhood, Family Engagement, Parent Leadership
Early Childhood Family Engagement Activity Calendar 2022
Categories: Early Childhood, Early Intervention, Family Engagement
Early Childhood Family Engagement Month Activities Calendar 2021
November is Family Engagement Month! The Family Engagement Month calendar is a list of daily activities that you can do with your child anytime. The activities are meant to be fun and to make the most of those teachable moments. Not every activity will be appropriate for every child. Children have different abilities as well as different interests. You can modify many of the activities to meet the needs of your child.
Categories: Early Childhood, Early Intervention, Family Engagement
Early Intervention Dispute Resolution Process Comparison Chart
This easy to use comparison chart looks at dispute resolution processes from a variety of perspectives.
Categories: Conflict Resolution, Early Intervention, Parent Rights
Early Intervention Leadership Assessment
In your role as a parent you are an advocate and leader in the everyday life of your family. This survey asks you to think about what you already do and any additional skills you would like to develop.
Categories: Early Intervention, Parent Leadership
Early Literacy and Your Infant or Toddler
It may sound silly or even a little confusing to think about “literacy” and your little one. But would it help to know that literacy for a very young child does not mean teaching infants and toddlers how to read? Whew!
Categories: Early Intervention
Early Steps Record Keeping Toolkit
The first three years of your infant or toddler’s life is a very exciting time for you and your family. Each day will bring new opportunities for your child to grow, learn and gain new skills.
Categories: Early Intervention
Early Steps: Early Intervention and the NC Infant-Toddler Program
The first three years of your infant or toddler’s life is an exciting time for you and a very important time for your child’s growth and development.
Categories: Early Intervention
ECAC Fact Sheet
North Carolina's parent center, serving families with children (birth to 26) with disabilities or special health care needs
Categories: General
ECAC Hoja Informativa
Centro de Capacitación e Información para Padres de Carolina del Norte (PTI)
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Elementaria El mes de Noviembre es le mes del Compromiso familia
Categories: Early Childhood, Family Engagement, Spanish
Elementary Family Engagement Month Activity Calendar 2022
Categories: Early Childhood, Family Engagement
Evaluación e identificación de discapacidades específicas del aprendizaje en Carolina del Norte
Categories: Learning Disability, Spanish
Exploring Leadership Activity Calendar
February is National Parent/Family Leadership Month! In your role as a parent, you are an advocate and leader in the everyday life of your family. Your experiences and your knowledge as a family member is invaluable when educational decisions are being made. Parent Leadership Month is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the role of the parent leader whether at home, at school, in the community or at the local, state, and national level.
Categories: Family Engagement, General, Parent Leadership
FACT SHEET - Supporting Students with Disabilities and Avoiding the Discriminatory Use of Student Discipline Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
New guidance from the US Department of Education on discipline for students with disabilities.
Categories: Behavior, IDEA
Family Engagement Core Competencies
A Body of Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions for Family- Facing Professionals
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Family Engagement Month Activities Calendar for Elementary Families 2021
November is Family Engagement Month! The Family Engagement Month calendar is a list of daily activities that you can do with your child anytime. The activities are meant to be fun and to make the most of those teachable moments. Not every activity will be appropriate for every child. Children have different abilities as well as different interests. You can modify many of the activities to meet the needs of your child
Categories: Early Childhood, Family Engagement
Family Engagement Month Activities Calendar for Middle & High School Families 2021
November is Family Engagement Month! The Family Engagement Month calendar is a list of daily activities that you can do with your child anytime. The activities are meant to be fun and to encourage interactions between you and your preteen / teen. Not every activity will be appropriate for every child. Children have different abilities as well as different interests. You can modify many of the activities to meet the needs of your child and family.
Categories: Family Engagement, Transition-age Youth
Family Engagement Month Activities for School Teachers 2021
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: Family Engagement, General
Family Outreach Guide 2022
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Five Steps to Becoming Your Infant or Toddler's Best Advocate
Start by knowing you are an equal partner in your infant or toddler’s development, medical care and education!
Categories: Early Intervention
Guía de Aprendizaje Digital para Padres y Familias
¿Cómo puede esta guía ayudarle? Participar en la educación de su hijo puede conducir a mejores resultados de aprendizaje. Esta “Guía de aprendizaje digital para padres y familias” le dirá cómo supervisar el progreso de su hijo según accede y utiliza la tecnología de aprendizaje. Esta guía tiene como objetivo ayudar a todos los padres y cuidadores, incluidos aquellos que tienen experiencia limitada con herramientas digitales, aquellos que son expertos en estas herramientas y los de conocimiento intermedio. Cada sección comienza con lo básico y se desarrolla a partir de ahí.
Categories: Family Engagement, Spanish, Remote Learning
GUÍA PARA PADRES SOBRE LA EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL EN CAROLINA DEL - Glosario y acrónimos
GUÍA PARA PADRES SOBRE LA EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL EN CAROLINA DEL - Glosario y acrónimos
Categories: IDEA, IEP, Parent Rights, Spanish, Special Education
Guía para padres sobre la educación especial en Carolina del Norte
La Guía se centra en la ley federal de educación especial conocida como Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA, por sus siglas en inglés), que garantiza a todos los niños con discapacidades una "educación pública, gratuita y apropiada".
Categories: IDEA, IEP, Parent Rights, Spanish, Special Education
Heading to High School: Choosing a Course of Study
Learn about choosing a high school course of study!
Categories: IEP, Special Education, Transition to Adulthood, Transition-age Youth
Helpful IEP Questions
Questions that may assist the team to establish a review of IEP goals and objectives
Categories: Advocacy, IEP
HERRAMIENTAS DE CONVERSACIÓN
Estas preguntas son a menudo utilizadas por el personal de ECAC cuando se habla con familias y profesionales. Proporcionan formas efectivas de solicitar aclaraciones en cualquier situación.
Categories: Communication, Spanish
Hoja De Ruta Para El Empleo Significativo Y La Vida Independiente
Una Guia Para Cuidadores Y Estudiantes
Categories: Transition to Adulthood, Transition-age Youth
IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guides - CADRE
5 Quick Guides for Parents of Children & Youth
Categories: Conflict Resolution, IDEA
IDEA Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA).
Categories: General, IDEA, IEP
IEP Checklist
Check out these tips to prepare for your next IEP meeting!
Categories: Advocacy, IEP, Special Education
IEP MAPA DE LA TRAVESÍA - Para las familias
IEP MAPA DE LA TRAVESÍA - Para las familias
Categories: IEP, Spanish, Special Education
IEP Road Map for Families
A guide featuring the North Carolina IEP forms and useful tips for parents along the way.
Categories: IEP, Special Education, Transition to Adulthood
If Student has Difficulty….Then Try This!
A great tool full of suggested accommodations for specific areas of difficulty.
Categories: 504, Accommodations, IEP, Special Education
Inclusion Fact Sheet
Inclusion is an attitude and value system that encourages students to receive an appropriate and quality education in the company of their peers...
Categories: Inclusion
Infused Skills Grid
Like all students, students who experience disabilities need to learn many types of ‘skills’ in school. These include: habits of mind, basic academic skills, other content areas and functional skills.
Categories: Accommodations, IEP, Special Education
Intellectual Disability (ID) Fact Sheet
Intellectual disability is a term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communication, self-care, and social skills...
Categories: Intellectual Disability
Kev Hloov thiab Kho Adaptations and Modifications (Hmong)
Categories: Accommodations
La Beca de Premio al Logro Matthew C. Graziadei 2023 aplicación - Español
Categories: Spanish, Transition to Adulthood, Transition-age Youth
La Instantánea del Estudiant
Los salones de clase son lugares muy ajetreados donde todo pasa muy de prisa. Regularmente a los maestros y demás personal de la escuela, les lleva tiempo conocer y entender las necesidades especiales de su hijo. “La Instantánea del Estudiante” que ECAC ha preparado es una excelente forma de compartir con la escuela lo que a usted le ha tomado tiempo aprender de su hijo y le ayuda a comunicar al misno tiempo las áreas que le preocupan y en donde su niño pueda necesitar más ayuda.
Categories: Communication, IEP, Spanish
La transición de preparatoria en
Carolina del Norte
El camino hacia la edad adulta
Categories: Spanish, Transition to Adulthood
La vida es un viaje: ¡Aprenda más! ¡Haga más! ¡Sea más!
El camino hacia la edad adulta
Categories: Spanish, Transition to Adulthood
Let's Get Ready - A Family's Guide to Supporting Kindergarten Readiness
This resource from the Office of Early Learning, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is designed to support families and caregivers as they initiate the process of transitioning to kindergarten. It can best be utilized when provided at the onset of the Pre-K year.
Categories: Early Childhood, General, Transitions
Life's a Journey: Learn More! Do More! Be More!
Learn about career exploration and training in high school, as well as postsecondary education and training!
Categories: Transition to Adulthood, Transition-age Youth
Lista de Verificación del IEP
Su participación en el desarrollo de un Programa de Educación Individualizado (IEP por sus siglas en inglés) que sea efectivo y adecuado es esencial para el éxito de su hijo.
Categories: Communication, IEP, Spanish, Special Education
Maneras de apoyar a su hijo adulto
El camino hacia la edad adulta
Categories: Spanish, Transition to Adulthood
MIC3 Guide for Parents, School Officials and Public Administrators
Military families move between postings on a regular basis, and while reassignments can often be a boon for career personnel, they can be difficult for the children of military families. The average military student faces transition challenges more than twice during high school and most military children will attend six to nine different schools in their lives from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The Compact seeks to make transition easier for the children of military families, so they are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children, and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals.
Categories: Military
Middle/High School Family Engagement Month Activity Calendar 2022
Categories: Family Engagement, Transition to Adulthood, Transition-age Youth
Milestone Moments
Take this booklet with you and talk to your child’s doctor at every well-child visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next...
Categories: Early Childhood
Month of the Military Child Newsletter
ECAC joins the Department of Defense and the military community in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child with this special edition newsletter highlighting NC Military Children with disabilities and special health care needs and their families.
Categories: Military
Month of the Military Child Special Edition Newsletter
Learn about Month of the Military Child activities and events!
Categories: Military
MTSS: What is Support?
This document outlines the three areas under which schools implementing an MTSS Framework should implement supports.
Categories: Learning Disability, Special Education
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society COVID-19 Assistance
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers active duty or retired Sailors and Marines a variety of financial assistance options due to COVID-19
Categories: Military
NC Early Intervention Infant Toddler Program Brochure (English)
The Be Early Brochure provides basic information about the Infant Toddler Program and what to do if there are concerns about a child's development. Also includes a checklist of developmental milestones for the first year of life
Categories: Development Delay, Early Intervention
NC Early Intervention Infant Toddler Program Brochure (Spanish)
The Be Early Brochure provides basic information about the Infant Toddler Program and what to do if there are concerns about a child's development. Also includes a checklist of developmental milestones for the first year of life
Categories: Development Delay, Spanish, Early Intervention
NC High School Graduation Requirements
Learn about graduation requirements!
Categories: General, Transition to Adulthood, Transition-age Youth
NC Infant-Toddler Program Developmental Milestones
The Milestones Chart helps parents determine whether their child is meeting developmental milestones during the first three years.
Categories: Development Delay, Speech and Language, Early Intervention
NC Infant-Toddler Program Developmental Milestones (Spanish)
The NCITP Milestones Chart helps parents determine whether their child is meeting developmental milestones during the first three years.
Categories: Development Delay, Speech and Language, Spanish, Early Intervention
NCDPI Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Infographic for Families
NC MTSS is a multi-tiered framework which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices as well as Social Emotional Learning (SEL). NC MTSS employs a systems approach using data-driven problem-solving to maximize growth for all.
Categories: Behavior, MTSS
NCITP: Working Together to Support Children's Learning and Development
Working Together to Support Children's Learning and Development outlines how CDSA staff and community providers use coaching to help caregivers support their children's learning and development.
Categories: Family Engagement, Early Intervention
NCITP: Working Together to Support Children's Learning and Development (Spanish)
Working Together to Support Children's Learning and Development outlines how CDSA staff and community providers use coaching to help caregivers support their children's learning and development.
Categories: Family Engagement, Spanish, Early Intervention
NIñez Temprana mes del Compromiso Familiar 2022
Categories: Early Childhood, Early Intervention, Family Engagement, Spanish
North Carolina Deaf-Blind Project Fact Card
The NCDBP is a project of the NC Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division through funding from the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Special Education Programs.
Categories: NC Deaf-Blind Project
North Carolina Deaf-Blind Project Resources
A collection of state and national resources for deaf-blind families and professionals.
Categories: NC Deaf-Blind Project

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