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Welcome Back Parents & Students!

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State EC Locator Information:
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Statewide Family Advisory Group Info

Autism & Summer Camp Information:

Parent Rights & Responsibilities Handbook:

It is important that you understand the Procedural Safeguards (legal rights) provided for you and your child with a disability. In this document, you will find a new section in more user-friendly language that summarizes the rights and responsibilities of parents in the special education process. Acronyms and terms often used in special education and resources for parents are found in the appendices.

This handbook is designed to support families with the understanding of the rights and responsibilities specific to the special education process. Acronyms and terms often used in special education and resources can be found in the appendices. If, at any time, you suspect your student may have a disability and is in need of special education and/or related services, you may request an evaluation, in writing, to your student’s school principal, teacher, or [local EC Department].

Parent Newsletter (December 2022)


Parent Newsletter (October 2022)

Parent Newsletter (September 2022)

NC Start Brochure

Hear/Share Act

Spanish Version

Parent Newsletter (August 2022)

English Version

Spanish Version

Here. Share. Act. Flyer

Multi-Tiered System of Support for Families

New to our School System?

Welcome If you are new to out school system and  have questions about special education, please visit our "Contacts" tab. In order to make your student’s transition into school go smoothly, it is very important to provide your student’s new school copies of the following information during registration:

• Most recent psychoeducational report, eligibility, evaluation and/or reevaluation report;

• Current individualized education program (IEP); and

• Contact information for your student’s previous school and school district.

These items will support a successful transition between your student’s old and new school and will ensure that appropriate services and supports are made available.

What to Expect For out of state students:

Once you have shared your student’s special education records, school staff will invite you to a meeting to discuss comparable services, or services similar to or the same as, provided on your student’s most recent IEP. During the meeting, school staff will also describe the initial eligibility process that occurs when students move from out of state and the timeline in which an initial North Carolina (NC) IEP will be developed.

For in state students but new to our school district:

School staff will begin implementing your student’s current NC on their first day of school. An invitation to review and revise your student’s IEP may be scheduled. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss your student’s transition to a new school and to determine if any adjustments to the services and supports currently being provided are needed.

Survey, Seeking Input from Families Related to Inclusive Technology

Parent Survey -March 16, 2022

Parent Survey (Spanish) - March 16, 2022

ECListervforParents.pdf    (DPI Memo about sign up for a new informational listserv)

DirectionsforECInfoforParentslistserv.pdf (Directions on how to sign up for the DPI listserv)

061621_Occupational_Course_of_Study_Updates.pdf (June 16, 2021 DPI Newsletter)

061621_Actualizacin_del_Curso_de_Estudio_Ocupacional.pdf (June 16, 2021 DPI Newsletter)

061621_Transition_Webinar_June_24_-_English.pdf (June 16, 2021 DPI New

072121_Parent_Input_Needed.pdf (July 21, 2021 DPI Newsletter)

072121_Se_Necesita_su_Opinin.pdf (July 21, 2021 DPI Newsletter in Spanish)

092221_2021_AT_Expo_Brochure.pdf (September 22, 2021 DPI Newsletter)

092221_AAC-AT_Webinar_Series_2021-22.pdf (September 22, 2021 DPI Newsletter)

092221_Biblioteca_de_Carolina_del_Norte_para_Ciegos_y_Discapacitados_Fsicamente.pdf (September 22, 2021 DPI Newsletter in Spanish)

092221_North_Carolina_Library_for_the_Blind_and_Physically_Handicapped-2.pdf (September 22, 2021 DPI Newsletter)


Parent Webinars:

August 12th at 6:00pm- A Positive Dental Experience for your Special Needs Child (Hosted by ECAC)-


Parent & Professional Development Series

National Center on Deaf-Blindness

Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Modules


Brandy Johanson Sebera

M.S. Special Education Deaf-Blind Program Instructor

Sponsored by:

North Carolina Deaf-Blind Project and ECAC

Join us on Tuesdays

September 28 through October 19, 12 pm-1 pm

9/28 The Population of Students who are Deaf-Blind

10/5 The Box of Deaf-Blindness/The Seven Senses

10/12 Trusting Relationships

10/19 Available for Learning


Parent stipends will be paid to parents that have a child on the

NC Deaf-Blind Census.

Closed Captioning will be provided.

ASL Interpreters available upon request.

Please email Debra Pickens

Exceptional Children's Assistance Center | 1-800-962-6817 |