Resource Fair Oct. 22 in Millburn

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Millburn Public Library
6:30pm -8:30pm

Featuring Representatives From Area Organizations and Businesses that Support the Educational and Developmental Needs of Students of all Ages and Abilities

Exhibitors will include those that offer:
»  Therapeutic Services (occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc.)
»  Recreational Services (adapted sports programs, special needs camps)
»  Legal services (guardianship, special needs trusts)
»  Educational Services (ABA providers, tutoring, assessments)
»  Counseling Services (psychologists, social workers, social skills groups, college and career counseling, organization and study skills)
»  Allergy Related Services (Epi-pen accessories, nut-free and/or gluten free food items)  
EMPOWERMENT through INFORMATION, RESOURCES and SUPPORT to allow students with disabilities the OPPORTUNITY to reach their FULL POTENTIAL
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Input From Parents Requested: Special Ed. Task Force in NJ

The following information is from the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network regarding public input to the special education process.   There is opportunity to attend in public as well as submit information via email or regular mail by October 31st, 2014.

Find the full text of the SPANNJ notice HERE

Your voice needs to be heard by the NJ Spec. Ed. Task Force at its upcoming regional hearings, 10/16, 23, 27 and 29. This information was sent to school districts.

The topics for input include:

  • The evaluation of practices for classifying and educating students who are eligible for special education programs and services;
  • The development of best practices for education professionals working with special education students;
  • Strategies to reduce the costs associated with the placement of eligible students in out-of-district public schools or private schools, including the development of in-district special education programs and services; and
  • The development of standards and appropriate oversight to ensure that programs and services address the needs of students, focus on student achievement, and assess the effectiveness of programs and services.

Comments and suggestions may also be provided to the task force through October 31 via email at specedtaskforce@doe.state.nj.us or by postal mail at:  New Jersey Special Education Task Force, c/o Office of Special Education Programs, New Jersey Department of Education, PO Box 500, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0500.

NJCIE – Inclusion Support Event for Parents Oct. 15

Click HERE for alternate display of this notice from NJ Coalition for Inclusive Education and find a link to subscribe to their newsletter.

Registration is now open for:

NJCIE’s Free Brainstorming Opportunity
for Parents Experiencing Challenges with the Inclusion
of their Child in a General Education Setting.
Event Date:  Wednesday, October 15th
Chat Time:  12:00 noon – 1:00pm
RSVP:  By email only to Mary@njcie.org
          Include your full name & phone number
NJCIE Facilitators:
MaryAnn Comparetto, Parent Consultant and
Dawn Fabbro, Coordinator of Programming & Marketing
www.njcie.org   Who is NJCIE?   The New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE) supports families and schools in the quest to create neighborhood schools where children with disabilities and learning differences are welcomed as classmates, valued as learners, and empowered to succeed.