The Regional Family Support Planning Council
#7 (serving Burlington and Camden Counties), and
Co-Hosted by Bancroft the fair will bring together the
caregivers of special needs children and adults with the
businesses, agencies and organizations that can help
support them.

Jeb Baker, Social Skills Training Conference Dec. 7, 2012 in Saddlebrook, N.J.

Jed Baker Conference December 7th, 2012

NO MORE MELTDOWNS!  Effective Interventions for Autism & Other Social-Behavioral Differences by Jed Baker Ph.D.

Students with special needs or those on the spectrum often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially.  This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent these moments and reduce frustration and anxiety. The second part of the presentation details strategies to motivate students to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers. Information will be imparted though lecture, interactive exercises, and video clips.


$120 Earlybird/$130 Regular
Register online or with Purchase Order by mail
Or Submit Purchase Order to:
Bossy Frog Productions LLC, P.O. Box 639, Nyack, NY 10960

Bio: PRESENTER BIO: Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems.  He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors.  He is an award winning author of five books, on social skills training and managing challenging behavior. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.

Jeffrey Friedberg
Bossy Frog Productions LLC

NJCIE Transition Survey

Dear Parent or Educator,
The Transition Action committee of NJCIE (New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education) is looking for information regarding transition practices around the State. Please take a few minutes to complete this short ten question anonymous survey.  The links are listed below.  We hope to use this information to develop transition materials to improve services and help students with disabilities transition successfully to adult life.  There are no names required, and all information is confidential.
Please share these survey links in your newsletters and in your conversation with other parents or educators.  Everyone’s response is important.
If you have already completed this survey, thank you for your time and please disregard.
Thank you for your time.
Susan Bongiorno
Dawn Fabbro
Hedi Kovacs
Transition Committee – NJCIE


From The National Center for Learning Disabilities:

“As part of LD Awareness Month, we are spotlighting dyslexia.NCLD is excited to announce the release of our new Dyslexia Toolkit. This guide is filled with the resources and tools you need to understand dyslexia, recognize the common warning signs in children of all ages, and steps to take if you think your child may have dyslexia.

Often undiagnosed in children and teens, dyslexia impacts an estimated 15% of people and is a lifelong challenge for the individual diagnosed and for his or her parents, siblings, and teachers.

NCLD is here to help navigate what can be a confusing time for both you and your child. We’ve got just the tips and tools you need—whether your child is 5, 15, or 25.”     THE DYSLEXIA TOOLKIT – Press Here

An Essential resource Provided by:

The National Center for Learning Disabilities

Autism Expert Lecture in Verona Monday , Oct. 8, 2012

Autism expert to speak on stereotypy at free lecture in Verona


The New England Center for Children will be the topic of a free parent training program at The Children’s Institute on Monday, Oct. 8. The lecture, “There is no Easy Answer to Stereotypy: A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment and Promoting Functional Skills,” will be led by William H. Ahearn, director of research at The New England Center for Children.


Ahearn serves on the Autism Advisory Committees for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts and the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. His work has been published in various journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Ahearn has written book chapters on teaching children with autism and pediatric feeding problems in autistic children.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required by calling 973-509-3050, ext. 281.

The Children’s Institute is located at 1 Sunset Ave., Verona.

Basic Rights and Advocacy Skills Workshop – Tuesday, October 23rd & 30th; 7:00-8:30 pm at FSOEC in East Orange

The Family Support Organization of Essex County (FSOEC) is having a series of workshops and this one sounds helpful and good:

Basic Rights & Advocacy Skills Workshop – Tuesday, October 23rd & 30th; 7:00-8:30 pm

Part I will focus on understanding the legal process relating to IDEA services and Section 504 services. Part II will look at transition services and how to prepare students for post-graduation.

To register for this workshop and further information please contact:
60 Evergreen Place, Suite 410
East Orange, NJ 07018