News and Info


The Autism Society of North Carolina’s Annual Fall Conference is scheduled for September 21, 2018 in Greensboro, NC.  Tracy Vail, MS, SLP, will be the presenter for the Autism Society of North Carolina.  “Giving a Voice to People with Autism” is the conference theme.  See registration information:

July, 2018

Our office received updated information regarding a delay in the Every Child Accountability Tracking System (ECATS) rollout.  Previously announced training dates have been cancelled; new dates will be provided at a future time.  Link to the full announcement:

May, 2018

Disability Rights is a valuable source of information and resources for students with disabilities.  In May, Disability Rights provided information about an important policy update which impacts medically fragile students.  Link to the information can found here:

March, 2018

Ann attended the annual Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Conference.  This year, the conference was held in beautiful Monterey, California.  Ann attended the following sessions:

  • Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, The Establishment – and Its Impact – of a Substantive Standard for a FAPE
  • NCD IDEA Report Series : The Persistent Gap Between Promise and Reality
  • The Top 40-Chart-Topping District Court Decisions of 2017
  • Full Inclusion: How to Fight for the LRE and What to do WHen you Get it
  • Resilient Advocacy: Strategies for Addressing Students Trauma and Our Own (Secondary) Trauma
  • Reviewing Timothy W. After Endrew: Meaningful Related Services for Students with Significant Disabilities

February, 2018

Ann presented a CLE training for the National Business Institute (NBI) in the area of Special Education.  Ann presented training in the following areas:

  • Managing Behavioral Issues:  Avoiding Critical Mistakes
  • Manifestation Destination
  • Due Process Rights:  Ensuring Appropriate Practices During Disputes