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Brenda Dunford Mathis
· October 8, 2013
Great resources for families! Check it out.
Tina Craemer Ivins
August 15, 2013
Great resource for families who have children with special needs. Find support and help with Advocacy. The staff is wonderful.

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Pender County Schools 2 hour delay tomorrow.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn how to handle a parent-school crisis, what to do if you think your child's rights have been violated, and how to avoid power struggles with the school.

Brunswick County Schools have a 2 hour delay tomorrow

Just a month away!

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Special Olympics NHC to 2018 Polar Plunge

Please share information. Thank you in advance for your support of our athletes.

Tina Craemer Ivins
2 hour delay for New Hanover Co Schools tomorrow
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First Things First

Loving touches and encouraging words send messages to your baby that they are somebody special:

SEAHEC is presenting the following:

Helping Traumatized Children Learn and Succeed Through the Implementation of Trauma-Informed Care

FEBRUARY 23, 2018


This program is designed to introduce the concepts and implementation of trauma-informed care as a method to improving school success among youth. Research and clinical evidence shows that trauma-informed approaches should include an understanding of trauma as well as an awareness of the impact and effects of trauma on learning and development. It involves thinking about trauma in different ways and altering approaches and strategies to provide opportunities for children to rebuild a sense of control, empowerment, and mastery in their environment to create successful learning.

The workshop is interactive and will incorporate participants’ experiences, questions, and concerns related to implementation of trauma informed approaches to care. Participants will leave the session with a deeper awareness of the prevalence and impact of trauma as well as practical strategies for how to continually move toward being more trauma-informed, including how to interact with students during a crisis.

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Special Olympics Bladen County

Special Olympics Bladen County is currently recruiting coaches for spring/fall competition season. Spring sports include athletics (track and field), bowling, c...heerleading, cycling,
gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, and volleyball. Fall sports include basketball, bocce, golf, roller
skating, soccer, and tennis.

Special Olympics of NC provides all training needed to be a successful coach. Coaches must be at
least 18 years old and completion of training school (one day training event) is REQUIRED. The next training school will be held in Greenville, NC, on February 24th 2018. Location is to be

For more information regarding coaching opportunities, please contact Shayla Yancey, Special
Olympics Co- Coordinator at 910-991-6408 or 910-272-1250

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This download can help you prepare for your next IEP meeting.

How can you make sure your child's annual IEP goals are SMART? Download this list of questions to ask when writing IEP goals.

Smithsonian institutes around Washington DC offer “Morning at the Museum,” early entry and sensory-friendly activities to those on the spectrum of any age.
The museum CAM Raleigh offers a similar experience on Saturday, January 6 from 10am to 12pm.

An increasing number of institutions are developing programs that make exhibitions more accessible to those with developmental disabilities
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North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities

Throughout the month of February, NCCDD's Upward to Financial Stability Initiative is hosting a four-part webinar series on breaking down barriers to employment... for people with disabilities. The series will cover information about SSA and SSI benefits, Medicaid options and more. The initiative supports Goal 1 of NCCDD's Five Year Plan.

Registration is open:

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UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

FPG has launched a groundbreaking new project to update evidence-based practices for children and youth with autism...

Important reminder for the cold weather

"I have learned her perspective is beautifully different."

"I have learned her perspective is beautifully different."
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Disability Rights North Carolina

A research opportunity for students who have behavioral concerns and have behavior crisis intervention supports in instructional settings.