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    Parent Rights & Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards

    Parent Rights Parent Rights (Spanish) 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 … Continued

  • Statement of Commitment to Justice, Equity, and Action

    UNC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – see the statement on the webpage Statement of Commitment to Justice, Equity, and Action As our country struggles with the tragedies and trauma that have occurred over the past week stemming from centuries of racism, we cannot and will not stay silent. The deaths of George … Continued

  • Empowering Students with Visual Impairment through the Expanded Core

    OT Spotlight – Emily Stone, State Schools for the Deaf and Blind

    Emily has created a website designed to provide OTPs with information about the expanded core curriculum (ECC). This resource can be used to facilitate guidance with assessment and treatment planning for students with visual impairment or blindness. It provides information about a variety of areas that OTPs can support within the school setting that many … Continued

  • Nancy Byrd

    OT Spotlight – Nancy Byrd, Guilford County Schools!

    Nancy Byrd will be retiring from the Guilford County Schools (GCS) Occupational Therapy department on September 30th. She has been with GCS for 15 years – and has had an OT career spanning 41 years! Nancy has worked in adult and pediatric in-patient acute and rehabilitation settings as well as out-patient, home care, and hand therapy, … Continued

  • Change to the Statewide Meeting due to inclement weather

    Due to the inclement weather forecasted across areas of NC in the coming days, the plans for this meeting have been adjusted as follows: The agenda/topics (sent in previous email) for the morning session (9am-12pm) will be delivered virtually. Registered participants should have already received the login information. If you had cancelled previously and now … Continued

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    Leveraging Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy within MTSS for Student and Staff Success

    We are pleased to share a new resource: Leveraging Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy within MTSS for Student and Staff Success, located in the NC MTSS Implementation Guide 2.0 LiveBinder. We hope these resources will encourage occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) practitioners to expand their involvement in MTSS and demonstrate their unique value … Continued