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4-29-15 at BHS FSOEC Presents a Special Ed Community & Family Forum

People living with disabilities are an important part of every community! Please join us for a Community Forum collaboratively presented by Family Support Organization of Essex County and the Regional Family Support Planning Council.

Community & Family Forum

April 29th 6:00-8:00pm

Bloomfield High School Cafeteria

We invite you to join us at our upcoming Family and Community Forum as part of our collaborative effort to ensure that family voices are heard. People living with disabilities are an important part of every community. Your attendance and willingness to speak about your family’s challenges and listen to the stories of other families would be greatly appreciated. We have invited representatives from local, county and state government to hear your concerns.  Our event will highlight the issues of Essex County families and self-advocates with disabilities that are served by youth and adult support and services systems.

The Forum will take place on Wednesday, April 29 

from 6-8 PM at the Bloomfield High School cafeteria, located at 160 Broad Street, Bloomfield. 

Please RSVP to 973-395-1441, ext #18

or by email to info@fsoec.org 

Use this link! RSVP by email

Family Support Organization of Essex County

973-395-1441 phone | 973-395-1595 fax

info@fsoec.org | fsoec.org

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21st Century Speech Language Pathologist & Integrated Services in the Classroom

“The 21st Century Speech Language Pathologist and Integrated Services in Classrooms

Contributed by Beverly Vicker, CCC-SLP

“Today’s speech language pathologists (SLPs) play many roles as they attempt to support the development of speech, language, communication, and literacy skills of America’s children. Their roles often include screening, assessing, advocating, and programming/designing augmentative communication equipment in addition to providing direct intervention with students and indirect roles of consulting, coaching, collaborating, and training educators and families. In some districts, SLPs also function as case managers, team leaders, and supervisors of SLP Assistants. In order to accommodate all of the roles necessary to provide the best services to children, SLPs are encouraged by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association to adopt a workload model approach to school services……to read more…PRESS HERE.

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Bloomfield Police Dept. Reaches Out To Helps Special Needs Children & Their Parents

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Bloomfield Detective Sergeant G. Ricci and members of The Bloomfield Police Department Youth Aid  Unit,  presented a comprehensive plan at our November SEPAC Meeting that would enhance the Police Departments ability to find a lost youth or person with special needs and to do so more quickly too. The Department is reaching out to our Special Needs Community to urge parents and guardians of special needs children and adults to complete an Emergency Information Form and have the form on file with the Bloomfield Police Department.

This program greatly speeds up Police Officers work because it gives them helpful information, including a description and photo of your special needs child ahead of time,  If your child wanders off or is missing, this information can be accessed by the computers that are in our Officers patrol vehicles.

Please download and read Police Director Samuel A. DeMaio‘s letter below, that further outlines this important program; as well as the form (2 pages)  then file it with the Police Department. (Please don’t forget to include a Passport-sized,  current photo of your child.)

PRESS HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EMERGENCY INFORMATION FORM