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Webinar on Dyslexia in Teens and College Students

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Maryanne Wolf, one of the leading experts in the field of dyslexia.  I encourage you to share this information with parents, teens and other professionals.  This event is free of charge and since the event is broadcast as a webinar anyone from any location can join in. Complimentary Seminar/Webinar on Dyslexia in Teens and ... Read More »

FREE Professional Development!

Registration is now open for the Friday Institute’s free Learning Differences MOOC-Ed.   The Learning Differences MOOC-Ed is a six-week long, online course that hopes to help educators understand the ways in which students’ learning varies and what they can do to meet every student’s needs. The course first encourages teachers to understand their own learning differences and then goes into ... Read More »

Exceptional Children’s Teacher of Excellence!

Ms. Eileen Cangemi was recently announced as being the Newton-Conover  Exceptional Children’s Teacher of Excellence.  She serves as an exceptional children’s teacher in an elementary classroom at Conover School.  Ms. Cangemi works tirelessly to ensure her students receive an appropriate education in a nurturing environment on a daily basis.  She works closely with her peers and is a part of many ... Read More »

4th Annual Bash for Autism

The Autistic Education Foundation would like to invite everyone to the 4th Annual Bash for Autism on August 19th!  The Autistic Education Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to provide funding and support to qualified educators via teacher grants for exceptional children’s programs and through institutions of higher learning to further teacher education and training of teachers of ... Read More »

Summer Camp Opportunities for Children with Disabilities

  As the weather begins to warm and the flowers begin to bloom, we start looking forward to summer and the many plans that come along with it!  These plans may include vacation, sporting events, and/or summer camp. This directory is a product of the Family Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social ... Read More »

Resources for Kids with Disabilities!

Little Girl in wheelchair doing ballet

There are many challenges that families often face in finding the right resources and assistance in providing for children with disabilities.  Often these resources are housed in various places, but aren’t very comprehensive. This link provides many resources for children with disabilities, and they are free!  The offerings include iPads, bikes, adaptive equipment, wheelchairs, park passes, scholarship information, and much more! ... Read More »

Academic Cluster Classes Work on Their Goals with Santa

Santa at the mall

Green and red decorations, sparkling lights, the sound of people busily searching for the perfect Christmas gift, and the whoosh of brakes from a big yellow school bus. It might seem incongruous for the school bus to be a part of this busy scene, but for the past few years, the two academic cluster classes at North Newton Elementary School ... Read More »

Jenny Morgan Receives Educator of Excellence Award

Jenny Morgan recognized as Educator of Excellence

Jenny Morgan was recognized Wednesday, November 9th at the Exceptional Children’s Conference in Greensboro.  She was selected as an Educator of Excellence for her dedication, knowledge, and overall outstanding contributions to educating and serving students with disabilities.  Jenny serves preschool students in a variety of settings as well as leads assessment teams in providing services to preschool-aged children.  She is ... Read More »

Conover School Fall Festival

Conover School crafts

On Thursday, October 13, the Conover School gym was buzzing with excitement as they held their annual fall festival.  Parents and students were treated to a barbeque dinner, popcorn, and homemade doughnuts. The games students enjoyed were pumpkin toss, building a scarecrow, face painting, bobbing for pumpkins, apple fishing, scarecrow toss, leaf toss and a cake walk.  One of the ... Read More »

New Exceptional Children Staff

Hands in a pile

Newton-Conover would like to extend a warm welcome to two new staff members who have recently joined our team and will be serving the entire district, in one capacity or another. Dr. Amanda Bridges, Assistant EC Director, joined the team August 16th and has been busy acclimating to the district and supporting teachers and staff.  She comes to us most ... Read More »