A Fresh New Change For SEPAC

I have decided to resign as the Leader of SEPAC, effective immediately and I am delighted to welcome Ms. Deborah Gordon-Goodrich as our new Bloomfield SEPAC LEADER!

You will know Ms. Gordon-Goodrich who has served with great diligence and compassion as one of our Team Leaders for several years and I am delighted to see her leading SEPAC in new and innovative directions. You can look forward to great things with her at the helm.

I am indebted to my fellow SEPAC Board, Ms. Nicole Dyer-Foncello and Ms. Catzel LaVecchia along with Deborah, for their wonderful and very generous support over the time I have served as Leader. Thanks too, to Ms. Carla Anez who always helped me out of a jam with translations and to the Bloomfield School District Staff who have worked together in the spirit of cooperation as often as possible. Lastly, I am most grateful to you our SEPAC Parents who have participated in our Meetings and helped us work to find solutions to help our kids. Parents helping Parents is why we are here.

Looking forward to a great new School Year for everyone.

Very truly yours,

Greg Lombardi

8-31-21 7-8 PM – Family Support Organization of Essex County NJ – Bilingual Support Group

Bilingual Support Group – for Spanish speaking caregiversTonight from 7pm-8pm
This group is a space for parents and guardians to connect and address their concerns, questions, and feelings about raising a child with a variety of special needs, especially, behavioral, emotional and mental health challenges. 
FSOEC works closely with community partners to identify and link individuals and their families to appropriate community resources. We provide a supportive environment where parents help parents learn new strategies to effect positive change in their families and create long lasting relationships.Meeting ID: 933 4602 5051

En españolEste grupo de apoyo es con la finalidad de proveer un espacio donde los padres se puedan conectar y puedan abordar sus preocupaciones, preguntas y sentimientos que sentimos cuando estamos criando un hijo(a) con necesidades especiales. Especialmente, desafíos conductuales, emocionales y de salud mental. FSOEC trabaja en estrecha colaboración con personas de nuestra comunidad para identificar y vincular a los padres como usted y sus familias con los recursos apropiados en sus comunidades. Durante este grupo de apoyo, usted encontrara un ambiente de apoyo, donde los padres ayudan a los padres y juntos aprenden nuevas estrategias para lograr un cambio positivo en sus familias y crear relaciones duraderas. Meeting ID: 933 4602 5051

AUTISM & ADHD Survey – Parent Participation Sought.

Does your child have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? 

Are you willing to share your thoughts about your child’s difficulties at home and/or at school?

If so, you might qualify to participate in our research study.

We are looking for parent(s)/guardian(s) of children ages 8 to 18

 to help us better understand the treatment needs of children with ASD 

If you qualify for this study, and would like to participate, click on the link  below: 

https://stjohns.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zPuvabR6KgdB1r

Participants may enter a raffle to win one of five $25 Amazon gift cards!

All information collected will be treated as confidential 

If you have questions about this study, please contact the primary researcher, Victoria Nicosia 

Victoria.nicosia15@stjohns.edu 

Thank you very much for your time and consideration!

Does your child have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Are you willing to share your thoughts about your child’s difficulties at home and/or at school?

If so, you might qualify to participate in our research study.

We are looking for parent(s)/guardian(s) of children ages 8 to 18

 to help us better understand the treatment needs of children with ADHD

If you qualify for this study, and would like to help us, click on the link below: 

https://stjohns.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zPuvabR6KgdB1r

Participants may enter a raffle to win one of five $25 Amazon gift cards!

All information collected will be treated as confidential 

If you have questions about this study, please contact the primary researcher, Victoria Nicosia

Victoria.nicosia15@stjohns.edu

Thank you very much for your time and consideration!

Tonight’s (April 21, 6-7:30 P.M.) SEPAC Meeting is in two Parts

PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED 2 LINKS FOR TONIGHT’S 2-Part SEPAC Meeting
Topic/Speaker: Two Presentations
(1) 6-6:30 P.M.-Return to School Question and Answer Session Hybrid vs Virtual Sessions in Special Education
Meeting ID: Meeting ID
meet.google.com/onk-vfmq-qxb
Phone Numbers
(US)
+1 413-591-0930
PIN: 949 910 954#

THEN AT 6:30 SWITCH TO THE ZOOM LINK https://path_to_success_april2021.eventbrite.com/

(2) 6:30-7:30 P.M.-SPAN Presentation with Dawn Monaco- How to include your child in their IEP Meetings, for greater participation and success
with Q & A.

Topic: Student-led IEPs
This presentation will discuss what parents need to do to begin the student-led IEP process for students, what students need to know
to begin the student-led IEP process and what student-led IEPs look and feel like for students, families, and teachers

Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting – 4/21 Online from 6-7:30 PM

Our next Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting will be double the information for you, in a Two Part Meeting.

Bloomfield SEPAC Meeting- 4/21, School Re-opening Open Dialogue & a SPAN Presentation on the Advantages of Student-led IEPs.Meetings.

Please Note:This Two-Part Meeting will be from 6:00-7:30 PM

PART ONE Begins (1) 6-6:30 P.M.-Return to School Question and Answer Session Hybrid vs Virtual Sessions in Special Education

Meeting ID: Meeting IDmeet.google.com/onk-vfmq-qxb

Phone Numbers(US)+1 413-591-0930PIN: 949 910 954#

PART TWO- BEGINS at 6:30) 6:30-7:30 P.M.-SPAN Presentation with Dawn Monaco- How to include your child in their IEP Meetings, for greater participation and success with Q & A.

PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR FREE FOR THE ZOOM PORTION OF THE MEETING WITH SPAN. https://path_to_success_april2021.eventbrite.com/

STUDENT-LED IEP MEETINGS