ECAC, Inc. (Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center)

Address: 907 Barra Row, Suite 102/103
Davidson, NC 28036
Phone: (704) 892-1321 Email: ecac@ecacmail.org Website: http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/default.aspx

ECAC, Inc. (Exceptional Children's Assistance Center)
907 Barra Row, Suite 102/103
Davidson, NC 28036
Phone: (704) 892-1321(V/TTY)
(800) 962-6817 (Toll Free in NC only)
Email: ecac@ecacmail.org

Staff Directory: http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/Staff-Directory.aspx?sid=60&pid=7&red=yes
Additional Locations: http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/Office-Locations.aspx?sid=59&pid=7&red=yes
ECAC Website: http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/default.aspx

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Parent info Line: 1-800-962-6817
Mary LaCorte, Assistant Director and PTI Program Director
Email PTI: mlacorte@ecacmail.org
PTI Website: http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/About-the-PTI.aspx?sid=17&pid=3&red=yes

Parent Information and Resource Center (NC PIRC)
Beverly Roberts, NC PIRC Program Director
Email NC PIRC: broberts@ecacmail.org
NC PIRC Website: http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/About-the-NC-PIRC.aspx?sid=25&pid=4&red=yes
Family-to-Family Healthcare Information Center (HIC)
Email HIC: hic@ecacmail.org
HIC Website: http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/About-the-NC-Family-to-Family-Health-Center.aspx?sid=39&pid=5&red=yes

ECAC is a private non-profit parent organization committed to improving the lives and education of ALL children through a special emphasis on children with disabilities.  ECAC affirms the right of all individuals, from all backgrounds and cultures, with or without disabilities, to an appropriate education and other needed services.  We seek to make that right a reality by providing information, education, outreach, and support to and for families with children across the state of North Carolina.  

Services: (Please see individual Program websites for details)
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) – ECAC has been providing services to North Carolina families of children with disabilities, their teachers and other professionals since 1983. Our Parent Educators and PTI staff are here to help you navigate the special education maze and provide you with the information and tools you need to be a informed and active participant in your child’s education!   
Parent Information and Resource Center (NC PIRC) – is all about parental involvement and is a multi-level training and information program designed with parents, parent groups, schools and community participants in mind. We have provided services to families and educators in Title 1 schools, schools in urban areas and to NC’s lowest performing schools since 1985. 
Family-to-Family Healthcare Information Center (HIC) – Become your child’s best healthcare advocate!  ECAC’s Family-to-Family Healthcare program provides information and support to families who have children with special healthcare needs.  
North Carolina Family Voices- is part of national grassroots network of families and friends. We advocate for health care services that are family-centered; community-based; comprehensive; coordinated; and culturally competent for children and youth with special health care needs. We promote the inclusion of families as decision makers at all levels of health care and we support the essential partnerships between families and professionals (Contact thru HIC)
Our mission is to help families establish good relationships with caregivers in their homes. Often families feel unsure or nervous about having someone in the home to provide care or other services to children with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or other special needs. Our goal is to help families create open, honest, and respectful communication with caregivers, all of which ultimately helps the child receiving the care.

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