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Perspective | Transition plans should help students with disabilities become voters

In 2020, 18 states have laws in effect that require residents to present photo identification in order to vote. North...

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Perspective | A school’s obligation to provide nursing services under IDEA, Section 504

Under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and Section 504 (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act), children with disabilities are...

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Perspective | SROs and IEPs – A good mix?

As a parent of a child with a disability or as a school employee, you may wonder if school resource...

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Using School Justice Partnerships to keep students with disabilities safe

On December 1, 2019, North Carolina will finally “Raise the Age.” This has been a multi-year, bipartisan initiative to raise...

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Guidance addresses misuse of homebound and modified day placements for students with disabilities

In September, the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) distributed this resource titled Guidance for Homebound and Modified Day Placements to...

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The importance of effective language services for Latinx children in North Carolina

North Carolina is full of diversity, with each community contributing invaluable resources and vitality to the state. The Latinx community...

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DRNC launches series on educational rights of students with disabilities

Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) is excited to launch our series of articles for EdNC and offer its readers diverse...

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The five protective factors: A community approach to preventing ACES

An earlier article written by Disability Rights North Carolina introduced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and its effects, as well as...

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Getting help for children with complex needs

Many children with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) also have mental health disorders. Studies show that more than two-thirds of...

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The invisible disability in your classroom: Traumatic Childhood Experiences

My mother tells me by the time I was two and could speak, she had to start beating me. My...

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Prioritizing student safety: It’s time to ban prone (face-down) restraint

Schools should be safe places for both students and staff. Six of North Carolina’s public school systems will be safer...

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Blowing the lid off North Carolina’s “IEP cap”

Apparently, North Carolina has decided that only 12.75 percent of its students are allowed to have disabilities. Each year, the...