SEPAC Meeting – Monday, November 28

Dr. Kellianne MartinJoin SEPAC, Bloomfield’s strongest link between home, school and the community.  Come share your ideas, thoughts and questions at our next meeting about best practices, inclusive education and high student expectations.

DATE: Monday, November 28, 2011
PLACE: Watsessing School,  71 Prospect Street
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Our informational session will feature:
“Occupational Therapy – Sensory Integration and the General Education Classroom” presented by Dr. Kellianne Martin, OTD, OTR/L

There’s something for everyone … parents, students, self-advocates, educators, administrators, Child Study Teams, Board of Education members, community members. ALL ARE WELCOME!  Bring a friend.

Free Aspergers Awareness Event – November 2

Please help us to spread the word on this free awareness event sponsored by the Asperger’s Auxiliary:

Panel of Experts Discussion on

Aspergers and Related Disorders

Matthew Casserly, OTR is a sensory occupational therapist with years of experience in assessing and treating children on the spectrum. At ABC Therapy Services, Inc. Matt helps individuals and families gain a better understanding of the behaviors observed in children who struggle with processing their world how to help them.

Karen F. Edler, ESQ. has a decade of experience in the field of special education law, advocating for parents in connection with obtaining a free, appropriate public education for their children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”).

Dr. Laura Rodriguez Frank is a boarded Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has been in practice in Bergen County NJ for the last 20 years.  In the past 20 years her practice of Child Psychiatry has included working with families engaged in raising children affected by learning disabilities and diagnoses on the Autistic Spectrum.

Janet M. Krebs, M.S., C.C.C.-SLP, Director of Communication Therapy Center has more than 25 years of experience working with children with speech, language, learning, oro-motor and auditory processing disorders.

Dr. Jeanne Marron is the Clinical Director of Asperger’s Related Services at West Bergen Mental Healthcare and the Center for Children and Youth in Ridgewood, Ramsey, and Oakland, NJ, where she developed a comprehensive treatment program for children and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar disorders affecting interpersonal and social skills.

Mary Meyer has been an ASPEN (Asperger’s Syndrome Education Network) chapter coordinator for 12 years.  In that role, she has led her chapter, and the ASPEN organization to recognize the compelling support needs of adults on the spectrum.

Join us for this Free Awareness Event on

Wednesday Nov. 2, 2011, 7-9pm

Panelists will field questions from the audience

Location:     Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church

65 North Central Ave, Ramsey, NJ

(There are stairs at the entrance)

Registration required. Please register by calling Kelly Doyle at 201-934-1160 x. 7231 or e-mail her at: kdoyle@westbergen.org.  RSVP to this free event by Tuesday, November 2, 2011.

Hosted by the Asperger’s Auxiliary of West Bergen Mental Healthcare