Posted in Autism, bloomfieldsepac, Educación Especial, Laws + Special Education, Resources, special ed, Special Needs Workshops

IEP & 504 Plan – Open Forum, in East Orange. April 26, from 6:30-8:00 P.M.

PLEASE JOIN FAMILY SUPPORT ORGANIZATION OF ESSEX COUNTY AS WE ADDRESS QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CHILD’S IEP AND 504 PLANS.” Free Registration – Press Here

 

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Posted in 2e Twice Exceptional, Autism, Educación Especial, Helpful Films & Videos, Resources, special ed

Free Online Seminars – April 25-30. Strategies to help your bright child thrive, even with focus, learning, social, emotional or behavioral challenges.

These Seminars are chock full of many of the experts in Special Education; particularly for 2e (Twice Exceptional) students. Free Online Seminars April 25- 30. Info HERE

Posted in Autism, Educación Especial, Resources, special ed, Special Needs Workshops

Free Parent Workshops. 4/19, from Navigating Autism NJ

 ​Providing Families with Direction, Advocacy & Knowledge​

In honor of Autism Awareness Month – Join us for an evening of Complimentary Special Needs Workshops – For parents, grandparents, siblings & caregivers

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Certified Financial Services, LLC
Workshops begin promptly at 6:30 pm and will repeat at 7:30 pm
Space is Limited
RSVP:  201-788-6711 or connie@navigatingautismnj.com
Refreshments will be served
Advocating for Effective ABA Programs
Presenter: Diane Berger BCBA, Berger Learning Group; 
                   Connie Sproul Bonarigo, President, Navigating Autism NJ; 
                   Vincent Blazewicz, CLTC, Certified Financial Services, LLC
Topics: How to ensure measurable & meaningful progress in your ABA program.  Obtaining Coverage via NJ Insurance Autism Mandate.
Siblings & Future Planning: Keeping the Conversation Open
Presenter: Kara Sellix, MSW, LSW, President & Co-Founder of SIBS; 
                   Kristen Sellix, MSW, LCSW, Co-Founder of SIBS NJ
Topics: How to navigate the unique challenges of being a sibling of someone with an intellectual or developmental disability, as well as discussing how siblings should be included in discussions regarding future planning. How to have difficult conversations about this will be discussed as well as resources to do so. 
Planning for Tomorrow: The Person with Special Needs
Presenter: Raymond J. Falcon Jr, Esq. Falcon Law Group; 
                   Richard Lofredo, ChFC, CLU, ChSNC, Certified Financial Services, LLC
Topics:  Planning for a loved one with special needs or mental illness is a challenge – come learn key planning information you need to know.
   
Posted in bloomfieldsepac, Educación Especial, Health Advocacy, Helpful Films & Videos, Resources

Come See the movie “WONDER,” April 9th!

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The very nice Folks over at Glen Ridge’s G.R.A.S.E. (Glen Ridge Association for Special Education) have kindly invited ALL of our Bloomfield SEPAC Members to come and see a showing of the film, “Wonder,” a family style starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. It is Monday evening, April 9, at 7 P.M. in the Ridgewood Avenue School. Kids are very welcome too! AAW_Wonder FINAL-page-001.jpg

Posted in bloomfieldsepac, College & Special Needs Students, depression,, Educación Especial, Health Advocacy, Resources, Suicide Prevention

“Talk Saves Lives,” A Parents Workshop on Suicide Prevention, at BHS, April 17th at 7 P.M.

There will be a community night presentation for parents called, Talk Saves Lives. The organization presenting is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Talk will be held at the BHS Media Center on April 17, 2018 at 7 P.M. Talk Saves Lives - 4.17.18 BHS-page-001.jpg